Broncos’ Von Miller Arrested For ‘Failure To Appear’

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was arrested on Sunday for a failure-to-appear warrant. Arapahoe County undersheriff Dave Walcher explained that the linebacker was quickly released on $1,000 bond.

The Broncos issued a statement on Wednesday regarding Miller’s arrest, explaining that they “have been aware of the issue” of the player’s “failure to appear in court for traffic violations.”

The issue was apparently reported to the league at the beginning of the week and “is being handled through the legal system,” reports NFL.

Miller’s arrest has been a long time coming. He was initially cited in October 2012 for reckless driving, driving without a license, and having no proof of insurance.

When he didn’t show for a December 31 arraignment for the charges, an arrest warrant was issued on January 2. The arrest didn’t affect Von Miller’s attendance at the Broncos training camp, as the team was off on Sunday.

USA Today notes that Miller’s arrest comes at the same time as he is appealing a four-game suspension for a drug test violation. Both the Broncos and Miller have expressed confidence that the linebacker would win his appeal.

A report suggested last month that Miller’s violation had nothing to do with a positive test. Players can be charged with violations to the policy if they miss tests or produce diluted urine samples.

Miller hasn’t missed a practice since training camp started three weeks ago. He has also spent all of his practice time working in his spot as the team’s starting strongside linebacker. That indicates that the Broncos don’t expect to see the four-game suspension go through.

The 24-year-old Broncos player isn’t the first NFL player to be arrested for outstanding warrants. Jets running back Joe McKnight was arrested last week after he was pulled over for not using his turn signal when he should have.

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