Authorities issued an arrest warrant for NFL star Von Miller on Thursday in Dallas for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.
The Dallas Police Department reportedly responded to a “major disturbance call” on Wednesday.
Miller, a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, is an eight-time NFL Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion.
The 34-year-old was named MVP in Super Bowl 50 while playing for the Denver Broncos.
“This morning, we were made aware of an incident involving Von Miller,” the Bills said in a statement on Thursday, according to the NFL.
“We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this point,” the statement added.
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— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 1, 2023
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Miller left the scene before officers arrived, per the police. The alleged victim was treated for minor injuries and was not transported to an area hospital, according to a police statement.
“We are aware of the matter and have been in contact with the club,” the NFL said in a statement on Thursday. “We have no further comment at this time.”
Miller, a two-time Super Bowl champion and former Super Bowl MVP, has appeared in eight games for Buffalo this season.
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— TMZ (@TMZ) November 30, 2023
According to CNN, Dallas police said Miller turned himself into custody.
Von Miller has turned himself in after being accused of assaulting his longtime girlfriend Wednesday while at their home in Dallas, per @TMZ
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Miller, 34, turned himself in to the Glenn Heights Police Department Thursday afternoon, hours after the warrant was issued, Dallas police told CNN.
Miller was taken to the DeSoto Police Department jail where he immediately posted $5,000 bond and was released, Glenn Heights Police Chief Nick Bristow told CNN affiliate WFAA.
On Wednesday around 11 a.m., Dallas police responded to what they said was “a major disturbance call,” the police department said. A preliminary investigation determined Miller and the woman had a verbal argument and that Miller allegedly assaulted her, police added.
The alleged victim told police Miller ordered her to leave the apartment they share in Dallas after a verbal argument. As she was gathering personal items to leave, the affidavit says, Miller “walked up to her and began to shove and push her, all while telling her to leave the unit.”Advertisement
Police say the woman informed them she is six weeks pregnant.
In the report, the woman alleges that at one point, Miller pulled out a chunk of her hair, which caused her to fall to the ground.
She also told officers Miller twice “placed pressure” with his hand around her neck, although she was still able to breathe. Miller allegedly left the apartment after the woman said she was going to call the police. The police report says an officer “observed minor abrasions on the Complainant’s left hand along with bruising to her neck, injuries consistent with applied pressure to the neck.” Bruises were also later found on her abdomen and left arm.
CNN was not able to find contact information for Miller’s girlfriend Friday. CNN affiliate WFAA reports it reached her by text Thursday, and she reportedly said, “Things were blown way out of context. This is actually outrageous!”
She called the incident “a huge misunderstanding” and a “verbal disagreement.”