Denver Broncos Linebacker Von Miller. Photo courtesy USA Today Sports Images.
KUSA - In a case of miscommunication, Broncos linebacker Von Miller did not initially appear in court Monday morning. This led the magistrate to give a warning that an arrest warrant would be issued if he failed to appear.
"The court finds it rather ridiculous that he is not here and mere blocks away," magistrate Christina Apostoli on the case said.
Miller's lawyer, Abe Hutt, said he told Miller not to come to court Monday. He was scheduled to be there at 10:30 a.m. On Friday, Apostoli denied a request for Miller not to appear in court Monday.
After some testy words for the magistrate, Hutt left court to get Miller, who was at the team's headquarters about a block away. Miller appeared before the court just after noon.
Miller did not talk to reporters as he left the courthouse, but Hutt said, "there wasn't an issue. We got everything wrapped up with these minor traffic offenses. It's all done. It's all over."
"He's just going on his attorney's advice," Broncos coach John Fox said Monday afternoon. "He was all good to go. He did everything right on his part. He was going on his attorney's advice."
According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Miller was stopped for going 13 mph over the posted speed limit of 25 mph in the area of East Arapahoe Road and South Richfield Street in Aurora on Sept. 5.
The officer wrote "must appear in court" on the ticketing summons. Miller's father was in the car at the time of the ticketing, and his father drove them away after Miller received the ticket.
Miller pleaded guilty to the charges and was given 24 hours community service and a level driving class. He has 90 days to complete the plea agreement.
He was driven back to Dove Valley after his brief court appearance.
Miller's next court appearance is Jan 23.
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