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Police turn over investigation into Von Miller allegations to DA's office

The DA's Office said a charging decision has not been made.
Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller takes part in drills during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at the team's headquarter in Englewood, Colo.

PARKER, Colo. — The Parker Police Department announced Tuesday it has provided results of “its extensive investigation” into allegations against Broncos star Von Miller to the 18th Judicial District District Attorney's Office.

Vikki Migoya, spokesperson for the DA’s office said: “A charging decision has not been made. There is no filed case and no further information is available at this time.”

Miller's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, declined comment when contacted Tuesday by 9News.

Parker Police on Jan. 15 said that Miller, a star pass rusher, was under criminal investigation on an unspecified matter.

The Broncos, meanwhile, must decide by March 16 whether to pick up a $7 million guaranteed option on the $18 million payout he is scheduled to receive for the 2021 season.

Jon Hans, a spokesman for Parker Police, said the department was not commenting on the nature of the allegations.

Back on January 15, the Broncos issued a statement: "We are aware of an investigation involving Von Miller and are in process of gathering more information."

Although Parker Police would not confirm the specific nature of the investigation, Miller's significant other, Megan Denise, denied any type of physical abuse was involved in a previous Instagram post.

"In light of recent media reports regarding my relationship with Von, I feel that I need to address a couple things,'' Denise wrote. "First and foremost, at no point in our relationship was there any type of physical abuse or violence by Von, whatsoever. For anyone to say otherwise, or speculate such, is wrong.

"With regards to my (previous) social media posts, a part was misconstrued and taken out of context. I do regret making a private situation public, and in doing so, bringing unwanted attention to both Von and myself.

"Von and I are excited to be welcoming our baby into the world, and are committed to raising our child with love and compassion, together as a family.

Sincerely, Megan Denise."

Since he was the team's first-round pick, No. 2 overall, in the 2011 draft, Miller has been arguably the best defensive player in Broncos' history despite his occasional brush with off-field trouble. He was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011, then had a career-best 18.5 sacks in his second season of 2012.

Prior to his third season of 2013, however, Miller was slapped with a six-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. That season ended with a torn ACL that essentially forced him to miss the final two regular-season games, plus the Broncos' postseason run to Super Bowl 48, where they were destroyed by Seattle.

Miller bounced back with 14.0 sacks in 2014 and had 11.0 sacks in 2015 -- then added 5.0 more sacks combined in the AFC Championship Game against Tom Brady and the Patriots and Super Bowl 50 against Cam Newton and the Panthers. Miller was named MVP of Super Bowl 50, then signed a six-year, $114.5 million extension that set a new record for NFL defensive players at $19.083 million per year.

Miller, who turns 32 next month, had 98.0 sacks through eight seasons, putting him within reach of finishing among the top 5 all-time. But he slumped to just 8.0 sacks in 2019 and missed all of this past season with an ankle injury.

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