In the grand scheme of things, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller being arrested on a failure to appear warrant over a traffic charge isn't the worst offense.
But it adds to Miller's rocky offseason, questions his decision making a bit and is really poor timing.
Miller, who is reportedly scheduled to have his appeal for a four-game suspension on a violation of the NFL's drug policy this week, was arrested Sunday at the Centennial Gun Club according to KMGH 7 in Denver. Miller was arrested when the gun club did a background check, the Denver Post said.
"We got a call on someone who had a warrant," Arapahoe County undersheriff Dave Walcher said, according to the Post. "I'm not sure if he was trying to buy a gun or get a concealed-carry permit."
He was released on a $1,000 bond, according to the Post.
The Post said Miller failed to appear for a court hearing on a charge from last October. He was cited for careless driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance. The arrest warrant was issued in January, the Post said.
Again, it's not the best timing for him as he prepares to fight a possible four-game suspension. The Broncos released a statement on the matter:
“We have been aware of the matter involving Von Miller's failure to appear in court for traffic violations. It was reported to the league earlier this week and is being handled through the legal system.”
The more pressing situation for Miller is the upcoming suspension hearing. The Post has reported that Miller previously tested positive for marijuana and "an undisclosed amphetamine" during his rookie year of 2011, but Miller said before training camp that he does not use marijuana. His possible suspension is not related to any performance-enhancing drugs.
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