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Police report points to road rage in Dumervil arrest

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Some details about what led to Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil’s arrest in Miami over the weekend have come to light.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post had a look at the police report which describes a scene of road rage that tipped over into an arrest. Dumervil and another man were driving on Collins Avenue in Miami on Saturday afternoon when a white Impala cut them off and witnesses said that led to horn blowing and verbal threats from Dumervil’s vehicle. Dumervil and the other man, Andy Auguste, are accused of then approaching the Impala when traffic stopped and lifting up their shirts to display firearms.

Police were called and they caught up to Dumervil’s car while it was still stopped in traffic. Officers asked Dumervil if there was a gun in the car, he said no and a search of the glove compartment turned one up. Dumervil and Auguste were both arrested at that point.

Dumervil’s attorney Harvey Steinberg said Sunday that it is unlikely that charges will be filed in the case, although there’s been no comment to that effect from police in Miami. Dumervil was released on $7,500 bail and now awaits the next steps in the case.

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  1. FinFan68 says: Jul 16, 2012 10:27 AM

    Yeah, that’s the kind of behavior to make someone proud. If this is true he ought to be punished by the league–whether or not his lawyer finagles a lesser charge or gets them to drop the case altogether.

  2. cmich2006 says: Jul 16, 2012 10:34 AM

    Goddell set the precedent with Roethlisberger….4 game suspension regardless if he is convicted

  3. megatron81urcrazy says: Jul 16, 2012 10:46 AM

    I’d rather have a team full of players getting DUI’s than have this fool playing gangsta in the MIA. Seems reasonable, some person cuts you off and you brandish a weapon and then lie to the police about having one. Stand up guy there in Denver.

  4. granadafan says: Jul 16, 2012 10:46 AM

    This is why I don’t get too upset anymore in traffic. There are too many crazy and small-genitalia people out there who think they are bad just because they have a gun. I can choose to get mad and stay upset for a long time after getting cut off or choose to not let that idiot ruin my day and moment by just letting it go.

  5. rayguyreturns says: Jul 16, 2012 11:01 AM

    Brandishing a weapon and Assault aren’t exactly crimes of a non-serious nature.
    What’s with the $7500.00 bail???

  6. txtroutslayer says: Jul 16, 2012 11:12 AM

    Police ask him if he has a gun and he says no. Then police find a gun in the glove box…the same gun he brandish at some people in a fit of anger and his lawyer says it’s unlikely charges will be filed? Either he has the best lawyer money can buy, or he is the most naive lawyer in the country! Then again this is the same state that let Casey Anthony walk….

  7. illiniftw says: Jul 16, 2012 11:25 AM

    Everyone here has probably gotten pissed enough while driving they wished they could just shoot the other driver/s, but to actually walk up and show you have a gun??

    This idiot needs to be locked up for a week or two before he gets pissed off one day and actually shoots somebody. Hopefully it’ll give him time to think and prioritize his life before he throws it away over something stupid!

  8. iced107 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:25 AM

    Yeah, that’s the kind of behavior to make someone proud. If this is true he ought to be punished by the league–whether or not his lawyer finagles a lesser charge or gets them to drop the case altogether.

    —————————————————

    Sounds like solid logic. Regardless if the player is guilty, he should be punished anyway.

    /sarcasm off

  9. matthewb57 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:44 AM

    and another broncos defender get suspended ha. good luck manning trying to put up 40 a game cause that might not be enough. im sick of all the bronco love a very mediocre teams that caught a lot of luck and then played a very beat up steelers team.

  10. fdugrad says: Jul 16, 2012 11:47 AM

    Even with Plax being sent up after his gun-packing adventure, players can’t connect the dots to their OWN reckless and dangerous behaviors. NFL coaches must feel as though they are dealing with very rich, large and not overly-bright third graders on a daily basis.

  11. ppc50 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:56 AM

    When will these guys get it. One of his teammates, Darrent Williams, was shot and killed just a couple of years ago and Adam Jones just was handed a 3 million dollars judgement against him in another shooting. The dude who “cut him off” could have been a gang member with a gun as well. I suggest Dumbervil get some new friends.

  12. skishred12 says: Jul 16, 2012 12:03 PM

    So much for having some good character guys on the team. Elvis can join DJ Williams sitting out the first 4 to 6 games if he doesn’t spend some time in the slammer. Was hoping we could get thru training camp without someone being arrested.

  13. nypd1056 says: Jul 16, 2012 12:16 PM

    If he has a Florida Gun Permit, it should be revolked. If he has no Florida Permit, additional charges should be filed.

  14. 1donkeyfan says: Jul 16, 2012 12:31 PM

    Hope he has a concealed weapons permit!

  15. FinFan68 says: Jul 16, 2012 1:29 PM

    @Iced107,
    What part of “If this is true…” was difficult to understand? Just because a lawyer can manipulate the system does not mean the event did not happen. I am not saying he is guilty and a reduction or dropped charges does not mean he is “innocent” either. Again, IF THIS IS TRUE, he should be punished by the league regardless of whether or not his lawyer can “get him off”

  16. flapjackdaddy says: Jul 16, 2012 2:04 PM

    What is the fascination with concealed handguns? Seems like we hear about this kind of stuff way too often. I admit — I have a rifle and will protect my home with it, but certainly don’t feel the need to carry a firearm at all times.

  17. fukthestinkinjets says: Jul 16, 2012 2:18 PM

    @1donkeyfan
    Even if he had a permit, he broke the law when he lifted his shirt. Concealed means just that, it shouldn’t be visible. If this report is true Dumervil is a moron and lucky the driver of the other car didn’t put some hot lead in him.

  18. nesuperfan says: Jul 16, 2012 3:44 PM

    rayguyreturns says:Jul 16, 2012 11:01 AM

    Brandishing a weapon and Assault aren’t exactly crimes of a non-serious nature.
    What’s with the $7500.00 bail???
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    In the state of NH, lifting the shirt would have constituted “Criminal Threatening”, a felony. I can’t see how some crime was not committed there.

    They also lied to a cop, which is also usually a crime in most places.

    Despite the lawyer’s statement about no charges, the accompanying linked story says both were charges with “assault with a deadly weapon”, and an independent witness, a waitress, confirmed the story.

  19. broncojazzfan says: Jul 16, 2012 4:22 PM

    All I can say is I’m disappointed. I had high hopes for the defense this year. On a side note why do steeler fans keep making excuses for last years loss? Get over it. You’ll have your revenge shot soon enough. And no excuses this time!

  20. broncobeta says: Jul 16, 2012 6:02 PM

    megatron81urcrazy says:
    Jul 16, 2012 10:46 AM
    I’d rather have a team full of players getting DUI’s than have this fool playing gangsta in the MIA. Seems reasonable, some person cuts you off and you brandish a weapon and then lie to the police about having one. Stand up guy there in Denver.
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    Seriously? I’ve had two great friends of mine die from being hit by drunk drivers.

    That’s a disgusting rationalization.

    I guess you’ll only see such a bazaar rationalization from a Lions fan.

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