Denver Brocos linebacker Von Miller was arrested at a gun club in Colorado on Sunday on a failure to appear in court warrant, reports CBS Sports.The 24-year-old all-star was trying to enter the Centennial Gun Store and Range outside of Denver when a mandatory background check revealed a warrant out for his arrest. Miller was charged last October with careless driving, driving without a license and having no proof of insurance. He failed to show up for his court date and a warrant for his arrest was issued in January.
Miller was soon after released on a $1,000 bond. The bond also requires that he get permission to travel out of state for Saturday’s away game against the Seattle Seahawks.
“We have been aware of the matter involving Von Miller’s failure to appear in court for traffic violations,” the Broncos said in a statement. “It was reported to the league earlier this week and is being handled through the legal system.”
Arapahoe County Undersheriff Dave Welcher said thousands of failure to appear warrants are issued each year, but focus on tracking people down with more serious warrants than a traffic violation.
The linebacker is also facing a four-game suspension for allegedly violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. In 2011, Miller tested positive for marijuana and amphetamines and was placed in the league’s intervention program. According to the league’s drug policy, a player in the program can be found in violation if he repeatedly misses or shows up late for testing or counseling, alters the sample or demonstrates behavioral issues.
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