Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is under “criminal investigation,” according to the Parker, CO police. But we don’t know why.
“We’re not commenting on nature of the allegations,” a spokesperson told Denver’s 9News.com. “We haven’t completed the investigation.”
Miller, 31, is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, most recently in 2019. He has been the main cog in the Broncos’ defense since they drafted him in 2011. He missed the 2020 season with an ankle injury, suffered just before the opener.
“The Broncos had already faced a decision about Miller’s future with the team. He is headed into the final season of the six-year, $114.5 million deal he signed in 2016,” wrote Jeff Legwold of ESPN. “The Broncos have until the day before the new league year begins in March to pick up the option that would engage the 2021 season on the deal and guarantee $7 million of Miller’s base salary.”
With no details, the Broncos and their fans are in wait-and-see mode with Miller, as police would only add that “if the investigation determines a crime has occurred, charges will be submitted to the DA’s office for their review.”
Thr Broncos finished 5-11 this past season. They hired longtime Minnesota Vikings executive George Paton as general manager earlier this week.