NFL Star Charged With Assaulting Pregnant Girlfriend

Von Miller of the Buffalo Bills surrenders to authorities
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2023 12:01 PM CST
Updated Dec 1, 2023 1:00 AM CST
NFL Star Faces Felony Assault Charges
Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
UPDATE Dec 1, 2023 1:00 AM CST

The star NFL player accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend turned himself in to the Dallas Police Department on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, USA Today reports. Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller was booked at his hometown's DeSoto Regional Jail, but was quickly freed after posting bond, the AP reports. He was charged with third-degree felony assault of a pregnant woman, punishable by up to a decade behind bars.

Nov 30, 2023 12:01 PM CST

A star NFL linebacker faces felony charges in Dallas after police say he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend, reports WFAA. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Von Miller of the Buffalo Bills, who had not been taken into custody as of early Thursday afternoon. Police say they responded to a "major disturbance call" at the couple's home in Dallas about 11am Wednesday, per TMZ. Miller, 34, had left the scene by the time officers arrived, and his girlfriend was treated for what were described as minor injuries at the scene, according to the AP. She did not require hospitalization.

Officers were told that the couple was arguing before Miller allegedly assaulted the woman. The arrest warrant is for assaulting a pregnant person, which is a third-degree felony in Texas. Miller became an All-Pro linebacker with Denver before joining the Los Angeles Rams in 2021. He helped both teams win Super Bowls, earning MVP honors in Super Bowl 50 with Denver. He joined Buffalo in 2022 and has been slowly coming back from an ACL injury suffered last season. The Bills are on a bye week this week.

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"This morning, we were made aware of an incident involving Von Miller," said the Bills in a statement, per ESPN. "We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this point." The league itself also weighed in with a short statement: "We are aware of the matter and have been in contact with the club. We will follow all legal developments. We have no further comment at this time." (More Von Miller stories.)

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