Dumervil arrested on weapons charge
Police say a road rage incident in Miami Beach led to the arrest of Denver Broncos defensive defensive end Elvis Dumervil.
A police report released Monday says the 28-year-old Dumervil and another man, Andy Aguste, were stuck in traffic Saturday evening. It said they got into an argument with another driver, Kristine Ramirez, and the two men displayed weapons.
When police arrived Dumervil told them he didn't have a gun. Officers say they found a gun in the car's glove compartment.
Dumervil was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He bonded out of jail. Attorney Harvey Steinberg says he expects authorities to clear his client after they conclude their investigation.
Aguste was also charged with aggravated assault.
A spokesman for the Denver Broncos said that the team is aware of the matter and continuing to gather facts.
"This is a very serious allegation, and we will thoroughly review the details while the legal process runs its course," said a statement issued by the team.
Dumervil is a Miami native and one of the Broncos' top defensive players.
Dumvervil led the NFL in sacks in 2009 with a club-record 17. But he missed all of 2010 with a torn pectoral muscle and was hampered last season by a nagging shoulder injury, followed by an ankle ailment. Still, he finished the year with 9 1/2 sacks and 42 tackles, and made the Pro Bowl team.
Dumervil's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said he expects authorities to clear his client after they conclude their investigation.
"No assault or aggravated assault took place," he said, declining to comment further.