After violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, Von Miller has served the first game of his six-game suspension. However, reports have surfaced about more troubles off the field that may result in further league discipline.
According to Around the League’s Dan Hanzus, court records show that the Broncos linebacker was cited for speeding in California and did not appear for a mandatory court date in 2012. As a result, a bench warrant was issued over his failure to appear.
After already being cited last week for driving without a license and speeding in Colorado, coach John Fox and the franchise are clearly unhappy with Miller:
“Obviously we’re not happy about it. Everybody here has an individual responsibility, not only to the themselves, but to this organization, to this football team, so it’s something we’re not pleased about. We’ll leave it at that.”
However, Miller’s attorney denies reports about the warrant and this is a matter of a simple infraction:
“He was ticketed for driving 10 mph 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.”
After denying these reports, the Orange Country District Attorney’s Office is now unsure if there was a bench warrant issued for Miller. The Broncos will look into the situation and wonder if there will be further discipline for Miller’s latest troubles.