As expected, Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil has reported for training camp. As expected, he’s not saying much about his recent arrest for allegedly flashing a gun at a motorist in Miami.
“I know you guys have a lot of questions, but out of respect for the investigation, there’s not much I can say,” Dumervil said, via ESPN.com.
Actually, it’s not out of respect for the investigation. It’s because anything he says can and will be used against him. If he’s being investigated for something he didn’t do, then the investigation isn’t showing him much respect. So he should be willing to say he’s innocent. If he is.
Dumervil did say he hasn’t heard from Commissioner Roger Goodell. But Dumervil likely will; this is his second incident in less than two years. Charges were dropped after an alleged assault of a parking lot attendant at the team’s stadium in 2010. And while no charges may ultimately be filed in response to the latest incident, simply being accused is enough to get the league to look into the situation — and possibly to take action. Especially when an incident becomes two or more incidents.
Coach John Fox addressed the situation as well, but he didn’t say much. “Well, I think you’re obviously disappointed any time you’re involved in a situation like that as an organization,” Fox said. “Like any situation you’re involved in, you have to gather the information, find out to the best you can the facts and then let the process run itself and the truth eventually comes out.”
Sometimes, the process runs its course without the truth coming out. In this case, the only truth that may matter from the league’s perspective is that Dumervil has now been twice accused of assault.