Posted September 12, 2013

Report: Broncos’ Von Miller has open warrant for arrest in California

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Von Miller's legal issues continue as he has a warrant for his arrest in California. (Doug Persinger/Getty Images

Von Miller’s legal issues continue as he has a warrant for his arrest in California. (Doug Persinger/Getty Images)

Suspended Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has an open warrant for his arrest in California, reports the Denver Post.

The newspaper confirmed through the Orange County District Attorney’s Office that Miller has a warrant for failure to appear on a traffic ticket issued last year.

The Broncos say they are looking into the report.

Miller’s attorney, Mark Schamel, issued a statement to USA Today saying the California incident was “a simple infraction” that did not result in the issuance of a warrant.

“This is not a criminal case and we have confirmed that there is no warrant for his arrest,” Schamel said. “This is much ado about nothing.”

Just yesterday, it was reported that Miller was cited for driving with a suspended license and speeding.

Miller already faces multiple legal issues in Colorado and was arrested last month on a separate failure-to-appear warrant when he tried to buy a gun.

Miller is suspended for the first six games for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

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It is unclear what affect this will have if Miller travels to California when the team plays either the Raiders or Chargers, as Schroeder said the ticket is warrant pertains to the entire state. Calls to the Denver Broncos organization were not immediately returned.


22 comments
EvanBixen
EvanBixen

This report has been confirmed to be entirely inaccurate. He paid the ticket out of state with an extra fine for electing not to fly back to California to appear in court. A bench warrant was NEVER issued. If I were Von Miller or his agent, I would consider bringing defamation charges against the (ir)responsible media parties. Just another example of the poor quality of modern journalism.

Holden
Holden

I suspect the Broncos might have let the portion of Miller's signing bonus they're now going after, alone, had he not been in so much other trouble.  No matter HOW good he is (and he stinks, against the run), there comes a point at which the the bad outweighs the good.

There are plenty of teams willing to overlook this moron's transgressions...who'd pay dearly for him.  Now is the time to test the market...

Jules de la Zazette
Jules de la Zazette

@Mark20 He should first hire a full-time brain.  I live in Denver, and of course love the Broncos. Here we get a tremendous NFL talent, and what's he do?  S*** all over the team and the city and ITS FANS by continuing to be a f***ing clown.  I mean, Von, how dumb are you? I can see overlooking or simply forgetting to appear in court for one traffic violation, but TWO?  Where are your handlers? Don't you have a manager?  You certainly have enough $$, so if you can't manage your own life at least hire someone who can.  We need you on the field, not in the police blotter.  Get your s*** together, bro, and GO BRONCOS!

eddie767
eddie767

If he cared anything,for the Broncos,he'd be on first flight to Cali. He's not playing,so he might as well get all legal matters straight before Goodell calls. As of right now,he's probably looking at another 3-4 game suspension b/c of legal stuff.

Mark20
Mark20

What's with athletes and cars? Especially this guy. He should hire a full time driver.

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

31 other nfl teams would still love to have this guy on their roster.  So far his violations have been for weed and traffic violations.  He didnt headbutt his girlfriend,  he didnt dump a body 1 mile from his house.  It seems like  hes just another person in colorado, speeding and smoking weed.  You could probably find him at red rocks on the weekends running up and down the stairs 

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

This is what happens when a person gets treated as if they are above the law - they act like they are. 

Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips

Trade his selfish backside to Seattle where he can smoke his dope and chase Kaepernick! Still can't drive in Washington drunk or high and might still draw a suspension but at least he won't be a Denver Bronco! Might save him from the criminal lst and jail in California.

Really really selfish and stupid! Did he get a degree or just another agent protected fake student/athlete getting a huge contract and joining the list of several who deal out disappointment after disappointment?

GoPSULions
GoPSULions

Here's an idea - he's suspended for 6 games.  Grab your checkbook and your lawyer and go settle the warrant in California now.

TravisWinters
TravisWinters

Maybe NFL should have a better rehab policy and better communication between law enforcement agencies to look after people like this guy, make him think about how he spends his time slacking on things that really matter..

NebojsaTodorovic
NebojsaTodorovic

Somebody needs to tell Peabody that glasses might make you look smarter, but they don't actually make you smarter.

Jules de la Zazette
Jules de la Zazette

@eddie767 Star or no star, if I were John Elway I'd haul his butt into my office and rip him a new one. WTF is this, Von?!  You're embarrassing yourself, your team, and your city. Get your s*** together or you're gone. Yes, he's a great talent. But talent comes along every day, and while it might take a season or two, this dude is replaceable.  These cats have got to know who their boss is … let them run amok without punishment and it will bite EVERYONE involved in the a$$. 

Jules de la Zazette
Jules de la Zazette

@espnrefugee0218 Wow, that's a sweeping generalization of Colorado. But yes, we like our weed, and our beer and our Broncos and our live music. Wow, like 99.9% of the rest of America.  And I'm sure other teams would love to have him, and yes, he hasn't committed any violent crimes … yet.  But his nonchalance toward normal legal proceedings that most of the rest of us manage to adhere to indicates either 1) laziness; 2) stupidity; or 3) a sense of entitlement that makes him think he's above the law.  If it's #3, then it's only a matter of time before he DOES do something far worse than spark up a blunt or fail to appear. 

Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips

Well, shoot bells let's give him a ribbon. He isn't like everybody else in Colorado. He is part of a group that counts on him as well as all others on the roster to accomplish a common goal! His immaturity and selfishness is beyond being like e wry day else!

MaryStricker
MaryStricker

@TravisWinters Right...because we need law enforcement taking time from other less important things to help baby sit grown men in the NFL. 

Joebuckster
Joebuckster

@NebojsaTodorovic I'm really getting tired of hearing about Von Miller and his cavalier approach to responsibility. He seems like a guy that just doesn't get it - I wouldn't be surprised if the Broncos lose him to a larger suspension in the near future...

LMT42
LMT42

@Jules de la Zazette @espnrefugee0218 He didn't actually "fail to appear". He paid the fine and a little extra for handling it out of state. I've actually been in a situation myself where I had paid a traffic ticket and was told by a cop I had a warrant the next time I was pulled over 4 years later. It happens. Fortunately I still had the receipt for payment folded up in my glove box.

Steve Phillips
Steve Phillips

Not if your an NFL player! The point is he would be better of in Washington where it is legal and he can let somebody else down!