The bench warrant would lead to Miller being arrested only if he was pulled over for another traffic violation in the state of California. Otherwise, he won’t be subject to any ongoing criminal investigations.
This is at least positive news for Miller and could prevent the league from adding to his current six-game suspension.
Josina Anderson spoke with Von Miller’s attorney, Mark Schamel, who has denied the reports that there’s a warrant out for his clients arrest.
Here’s a statement from Schamel:
“Von Miller is a wonderful young man who was stopped 18 months ago for speeding on a highway. He was ticketed for driving 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. There is nothing more to it than that. The speeding ticket is a simple infraction for which arrest is not authorized. This is not a criminal case and we have confirmed that there is no warrant for his arrest. This is much ado about nothing and it should be cleared up tomorrow morning.”
Ryan Parker of the Denver Post has confirmed with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office that Broncos LB Von Miller has another arrest warrant pending for failing to appear in court for a traffic ticket issued last year.
Parker adds that it’s unclear where this would affect Miller’s ability to the Raiders or Chargers, considering that the warrant pertains to the entire state of California.
Last night, reports surfaced that Miller received a citation for driving without a license and speeding. Broncos HC John Fox told reporters that he wasn’t happy with the news regarding his Pro Bowl linebacker.
It’s hard to imagine Miller having a worse off-the-field situation.
A report from CBS4 Denver came out last night that Miller received a citation for driving without a license and speeding.
Miller has already served one game of his current suspension for for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Goodell has said that he intends to take a stern approach with “repeat offenders.” Miller has had quite the offseason, which included another arrest for failing to appear in court.
I have no idea whether or not anything will come from his recent traffic citation, but it’s hard to rule out the possibility of Goodell considering further punishment for Miller. After all, he’s just one PED violation from a full year suspension.