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Von Miller arrested for failure to appear in court

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A day before Broncos linebacker Von Miller is scheduled to appear in New York for an appeal of his proposed four-game suspension, word has emerged that Miller was arrested for failing to appear in court.

According to TheDenverChannel.com, Miller was arrested Sunday for failure to appear at a hearing on a charge of careless driving, driving without a license, and no proof of insurance.  The citations were issued last October.

The warrant was issued on January 2, two days after Miller failed to appear at the hearing.  He was booked and released on $1,000 bond.

UPDATE 3:59 p.m. ET:  “We have been aware of the matter involving Von Miller’s failure to appear in court for traffic violations,” the Broncos said in a statement.  “It was reported to the league earlier this week and is being handled through the legal system.”

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81 Responses to “Von Miller arrested for failure to appear in court”
  1. scoops1 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:53 PM

    throw the book at him!!!!!

  2. shayeezy says: Aug 14, 2013 3:54 PM

    OUCH!

  3. unbiasfan says: Aug 14, 2013 3:54 PM

    How the mighty has fallen

  4. jlevija says: Aug 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    What an Idiot…

  5. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Aug 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    This guy seemed like a genuinely good, smart person, what is going on up there in Denver?

    I guess when half your front office is hitting the bottle, they don’t have time to keep eyes on their young superstar.

  6. lonskils says: Aug 14, 2013 3:56 PM

    There is no cure for stupid.

  7. pooflingingmonkey says: Aug 14, 2013 3:57 PM

    He miscalculated when he got his legal advice from Pac Man Jones.

  8. rc33 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:58 PM

    “Gig ‘em!”
    — Johnny Football

  9. Euan says: Aug 14, 2013 3:58 PM

    Can we make it a day without an Aggie breaking some form of rules?

  10. skinsfanwill says: Aug 14, 2013 3:59 PM

    Where is their director of player development? Or maybe the state legalization of Mary Jane is getting to them.

  11. golforepar says: Aug 14, 2013 3:59 PM

    Not exactly the distraction you want starting the season from your captain!

  12. baddegg says: Aug 14, 2013 4:00 PM

    He’ll argue that he’s innocent since he didn’t show up for the court date.

    After all, he argued that he shouldn’t be suspended for failure to show up for his PED test, and 1/2 the people on this site defended him.

    Go ahead and thumbs down this post but now you see his character. The NFL cannot allow him to escape suspension simply because he didn’t show up for the PED test. Other players showed up for their test, failed and were suspended. Why let this loser skate by.

    Give me that thumbs down!

  13. giorgiom3 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:00 PM

    “I’m very disappointed in you, Von. Wise up already!” – Aaron Hernandez

  14. phinfan says: Aug 14, 2013 4:00 PM

    I was beginning to worry the arrest clock would approach 20 days

  15. flash1283 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:01 PM

    unbiasfan says:
    Aug 14, 2013 3:54 PM
    How the mighty has fallen

    —-
    You put that same comment on the last 2 threads.

  16. slbasegame257 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:01 PM

    whoa! So who is this guy exactly? I thought we knew.

  17. buffalo24 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    I guess Fake Glasses don’t make ya smart !!
    Way to Go ! ! – here comes another suspension for being arrested – Nice Job ! !

  18. maxkingpin says: Aug 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    “The warrant was issued on January 2 …”
    What the heck? Took them 7 months to figure out where he was?

  19. southpaw2k says: Aug 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    Ah, irony.

  20. mwatts1 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    Von is slowly creating a rep as a bad guy. I hope he has good PR people around him b/c this is a very slippery slope he’s going down. The media and make you or break you….

  21. nickster31 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    The Broncos need to hire a fleet of Limos and not let ANYONE get behind the wheel.

  22. jefbob says: Aug 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    Someone with his amount of money driving without insurance is just asking for trouble and having his dreams of an NFL life stripped away. Just. Isn’t. Smart.

  23. whatnojets says: Aug 14, 2013 4:06 PM

    If they did that in NYC half of the population would be in jail at any given time!

  24. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 14, 2013 4:06 PM

    Hahahahahaha!! Sorry, arrogant organization.

  25. nfl4days says: Aug 14, 2013 4:08 PM

    Come on Von. Aldon might end up winning by DQ.

  26. michaeljacksonisback says: Aug 14, 2013 4:09 PM

    Wonder if they sent a fax about this to the league office???

  27. heyguru1969 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:10 PM

    Peyton, you may need to outscore the opponents if the collective IQ of the Denver D remains where it is.

  28. jaxsonboomer says: Aug 14, 2013 4:10 PM

    No big deal. Won’t miss a game on the ‘suspension’ either. Watch.

  29. iamthefootballjerk says: Aug 14, 2013 4:11 PM

    Must have been out of the country again. He has very convenient timing.

  30. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 14, 2013 4:11 PM

    Wish you would asked John Elway a question about this!

  31. govtminion says: Aug 14, 2013 4:13 PM

    Oh for the love of… Come on, kid, you’re smarter than this. You have to be smarter than this- your shoes are tied, right?

  32. sullijo1 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:13 PM

    Are these guys really this stupid??

  33. @Cereal_22 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:14 PM

    Dope

  34. sheriffrickgrimes says: Aug 14, 2013 4:15 PM

    Faulty fax machines, multiple DUIs and now this. The Broncos are a disaster.

  35. gpete1962 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:15 PM

    IDIOT !!!!!

  36. jshawaii22 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:15 PM

    …. “The warrant was issued on January 2 …”
    What the heck? Took them 7 months to figure out where he was?

    And, they ‘arrested’ him on a Sunday! That would be the one day that has the least affect on his busy football schedule. Must be nice to be privileged!

    js

  37. stlhomeboy says: Aug 14, 2013 4:16 PM

    Not a good idea to drive yourself to Mile High when you’re a mile high.

  38. hummer53 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:16 PM

    licenses and insurance are for the little people.

  39. rahavort says: Aug 14, 2013 4:16 PM

    Did he wear his hipster glasses in his mugshot?

  40. phinfan527 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:16 PM

    Can we have a day of peace and quiet without some yahoo chucklehead getting arrested or accused of PED’s?!! Butt wipes don’t deserve the $$ they get.

  41. honkeyt says: Aug 14, 2013 4:17 PM

    Keep it up Broncos…before you know it the Silver and Black will rise up and take the AFC West.

  42. rcali says: Aug 14, 2013 4:17 PM

    Was he not wearing his Urkel glasses while driving? Maybe that’s why he was driving recklessly? All fair questions I believe.

  43. pftalk says: Aug 14, 2013 4:19 PM

    Von keeps sounding more and more like a turd.

  44. stairwayto7 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:27 PM

    What kind of job is W

  45. vickwalksmydog says: Aug 14, 2013 4:28 PM

    its that thin air

  46. stairwayto7 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:28 PM

    What kind of organization is Wrong way Elway running in Denver? Drunk exec’s, roids running amuck and now failure to appear?

  47. iamhoraceknight says: Aug 14, 2013 4:29 PM

    WHAT? Did anyone READ The story? It said the warrant was Issued on Jan 2.

    “The warrant was issued on January 2, two days after Miller failed to appear at the hearing. He was booked and released on $1,000 bond.”

    Why was he just arrested on Sunday? He’s been at OTA’s and Training camp in Denver. This is 8 months later. You’re telling me that it took Denver Police 8 Months to find the BEST Player on their defense?

  48. idothis2 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    from October and we are just hearing about it now?

  49. beeroncos says: Aug 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    Stupid, but the arrest was for traffic law, not criminal. Just a really dumb maneuver.

  50. wildwalt7 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    It’s the Colorado rocky mountain high,you don’t need insurance or a license to drive,Front office and players all getting high,rocky mountain high.

  51. hatesycophants says: Aug 14, 2013 4:33 PM

    Arresting people for traffic violations is an incredible waste of resources.

  52. jjthesportsguy says: Aug 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    What. An. Idiot.

  53. tim8450 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:37 PM

    Von: “What the heck coach, I sent them a fax!”

  54. sanctusreal says: Aug 14, 2013 4:45 PM

    Wow that’s ridiculous. Not a good way to try to appeal a suspension!

  55. seahawks4alltime says: Aug 14, 2013 4:46 PM

    If “careless driving” is a crime then you’ll need to lock up everyone on the Interstate!

  56. jlmd17 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:47 PM

    Ashley fox is heartbroken.

  57. billsmafiaordie says: Aug 14, 2013 4:50 PM

    First Michael Vick, then Aaron Hernandez, and now THIS!? Can we go any real length of time without a gut wrenching, horrible, immoral, disgusting act being committed by an NFL player?

  58. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 14, 2013 4:58 PM

    LOL! How predictable!

  59. lrical says: Aug 14, 2013 4:59 PM

    How does a millionaire not have a license. It was baffles me

  60. kenstabler says: Aug 14, 2013 5:05 PM

    Opps, he did it again!

  61. hakunamangata says: Aug 14, 2013 5:25 PM

    But they still have Wes Welker, they’re unstoppable right?

  62. watermelon1 says: Aug 14, 2013 5:37 PM

    Look… As long as he’s not selling his own autograph, let’s leave him alone!

  63. mackcarrington says: Aug 14, 2013 6:05 PM

    Aren’t drivers licenses and auto insurance fundamental items in everyday life? After you receive a citation for not having either, how are you still allowed to drive?
    Also, having traffic warrants is not like being on the FBI most wanted list. They don’t conduct a manhunt.

  64. iseek11 says: Aug 14, 2013 6:12 PM

    It’s traffic court people not criminal. He has a license and insurance. He was cited for driving without it. Not for not having it. Knucklehead move to miss a court though. Judges don’t like you wasting their time. Wise up so we can focus on football Von. Enough nonsense.

  65. gdeli says: Aug 14, 2013 6:52 PM

    this is obvious freaking stuff to remember like…doing all off season workouts so you get the 2 MILLION dollar bonus! duh!

  66. swagger52 says: Aug 14, 2013 7:04 PM

    I am guessing that Von Miller fax machine wasn’t working? Is this what we are to believe? Come on!…Admit it, the Broncos are imploding under finishing second the Ravens. They can’t handle the limelight.

  67. vbbills says: Aug 14, 2013 7:16 PM

    Might only be traffic court but a $1,000 bond is hefty. Interesting how the arrest came about too. He submitted to a standard background check at the gun range and an arrest warrant came up. Guess he thought Colorado didn’t know how to aggregate background information.

  68. gbatap says: Aug 14, 2013 7:16 PM

    Wait, it took Denver police 8 months to track down a professional football player?

  69. jcioffi1485 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:11 PM

    This goes to prove that certain athletes should not be allowed to see a picture of a university, let alone attend one.

    I bet he signed his contract with a crayon.

  70. notoriousjebus says: Aug 14, 2013 9:14 PM

    This happens pretty frequently in Colorado with the way the law is set up. It happened to me about six years ago. Ig you get a ticket and don’t go to court or don’t pay it, they suspend your drivers license, so when you do get pulled over again you find out you are driving with out a license. Also for some reason colorado is not linked up to the insurance company database, so while in other states you just need insurance and the cops will see you have it when they run your license, in Colorado you need to have that piece of paper or else you are heading to court, even if you have the most comprehensive auto insurance known to man.

  71. thebigtim2012 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:15 PM

    It’s a civil infraction that could be made criminal. After the first time u get caught doing it it usually becomes a criminal matter. And to the dope that said something to the effect that prosecuting these things is a waste if resources let someone without insurance total your car and deal with that nightmare. It’s not a waste, sure if Von hit someone he could pay for the damage caused. A regular joe, hits you with no ins good luck your screwed.

  72. majormeatcurtains says: Aug 14, 2013 9:16 PM

    90% of the idiot posters on here don’t realize that he certainly had a lawyer that was supposed to be there for him. The lawyer was probably scheduled to be somewhere else. You tools actually think a multi-millionaire is going to go to court for a misdemeanor? Derp!

  73. taosravenfan says: Aug 14, 2013 9:57 PM

    Guess you really ain’t makin the ravens game. Who is going to provide the passrush?

  74. txnative61 says: Aug 15, 2013 2:28 AM

    Not exactly crime of the century, but hard to believe he doesn’t have a competent legal adviser on retainer. Aren’t many traffic offenses settled by forfeiture of bond, which is originally set by the maximum amount of fines? Sounds like a bureaucratic snafu being blown WAY out of proportion.

  75. blackdonnelly says: Aug 15, 2013 2:33 AM

    gbatap:

    Here in Colorado anyway, misdemeanors are just that and nothing more. The cops here won’t hunt you down over traffic infractions or FTA warrants, however getting caught without insurance here is comparable to an IRS rectal exam. The fact they actually screen folks going into a gun club/shooting range is a tad comforting, so it seems when they ran his name, boom, the warrant came up. Someone in this club wasn’t a Donks fan, and dimed him to the deputies. At that point, they HAD to pick him up.

    The same scenario would apply if he got pinched out on I25 – when they ran the check, it would’ve come up, and off to the clink he goes.

    It is amazing it took 8 months to track this guy down, but like I said they rarely pursue FTA warrants unless they’re for serious misdemeanors/felonies. They, ummmm, wait for you to come to them (LOL)

  76. Eric Fay says: Aug 15, 2013 4:30 AM

    it’s sad to think money (or lack thereof) is the only thing keeping a lot of people from doing everything they want to do in life. and this guy has a ton of it and can’t find time to go to court?

  77. joetoronto says: Aug 15, 2013 4:45 AM

    What a dirty smelly donkey he is, he’s perfect for that awful franchise.

  78. axespray says: Aug 15, 2013 11:20 AM

    nfl4days says:
    Aug 14, 2013 4:08 PM
    “Come on Von. Aldon might end up winning by DQ.”
    ————————————-
    Once Justin Smith retires, that’ll be the last anyone hears of the great Aldon “need stunts” Smith.

  79. traveye99 says: Aug 15, 2013 11:53 AM

    Ok people. It took the police 8 months to “find” him, because they weren’t looking for him. It was a traffic warrant, they don’t actively seek you out for those. They “found” him because he put in for a background check at a gun range and it came back as having a warrant. The gun range was then obligated to notify the police.

  80. cfeeley52 says: Aug 15, 2013 1:24 PM

    traveye99 says:
    Aug 15, 2013 11:53 AM
    Ok people. It took the police 8 months to “find” him, because they weren’t looking for him. It was a traffic warrant, they don’t actively seek you out for those. They “found” him because he put in for a background check at a gun range and it came back as having a warrant. The gun range was then obligated to notify the police.
    ————————————-
    It makes sense how they didn’t find arrest him for so long, but this brings up another question, why the H*** is he buying a gun??? NFL players don’t need guns! they just end up doing something stupid with them, case in point Plaxico Burress. If you’re truly worried for your protection HIRE A BODYGUARD!!! YOU CAN AFFORD IT!!!

  81. lanman11 says: Aug 18, 2013 1:47 AM

    Championship!

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