Broncos LB Miller subject of police investigation

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is the subject of a police investigation in Parker, Colorado.

Police in the southeast suburb of Denver confirmed Friday that Miller is under investigation, saying “if the investigation determines a crime has occurred charges will be submitted to the DA’s office for their review.”

Miller did not respond to requests for comment. As of Friday afternoon, the Broncos had not publicly acknowledged the investigation. George Paton was hired to be team’s general manager earlier this week.

Miller missed the 2020 season after he suffered an ankle injury in practice just days before the season opener.

The 31-year-old Miller has largely stayed away from off-the-field issues since 2013, when he was suspended for six games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy as he also had an arrest warrant issued that summer after a failure to appear in court for multiple traffic violations.

In August, Miller said that “2013 really made me take a look, like a real look, like you look in the mirror and really look at what’s there.”

The Broncos had already faced a decision about Miller’s future with the team given he is headed into the final season of the six-year, $114.5 million deal he signed in 2016. 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.

If the Broncos release Miller, they would face a dead-money charge of $4.125 million against the salary cap for the 2021 season, though that would be far less than Miller’s scheduled $22.125 million cap charge if the Broncos pick up the option.

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