Broncos LB Miller arrested, released
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has been arrested on a warrant alleging he failed to appear in court on a traffic misdemeanor.
Miller was arrested Sunday and then released, Arapahoe County sheriff’s detention chief Louie Perea said Wednesday.
The Broncos released a statement saying they and NFL officials are aware of the allegation that Miller didn’t appear at a court hearing.
The statement says the matter is ”being handled through the legal system.”
KMGH-TV in Denver reported that Miller was supposed to go to court on charges of careless driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance.
KMGH reported Miller was arrested at the Centennial Gun Club, a shooting range in the Denver suburb of Centennial. The club’s address matches the arrest location released by the sheriff’s department.
A woman who answered the phone at the club Wednesday said the owner was in a meeting and unavailable for comment.
Separately, the 24-year-old All-Pro is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug-abuse policy. He has appealed and a hearing is scheduled for Thursday. Miller has said he did nothing wrong.
If Miller loses his appeal, he’ll have to leave the team on Aug. 30 and sit out all of September, missing games against the Ravens, Raiders and Eagles at home and Giants on the road.
Miller, who was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011, has 30 sacks over the last two seasons and consistently commands double teams.