DENVER - Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller will not be in court on this game day. His bond hearing has been continued to a Monday in October. The Broncos are scheduled to play their last pre-season game tonight at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Miller was arrested August 11 at the Centennial Gun Club on a failure to appear warrant.
Court records show Miller, 24, was arrested for not appearing at his court hearing on charges from last October when he was cited for careless driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance.
A uniform summons and complaint document says the offense happened on the 12000 block of Easter Avenue in Foxfield, about four blocks from Miller's listed home address. The document does not elaborate on the nature of Miller's alleged careless driving.
Court records show Miller was scheduled for arraignment on Dec. 31, the day after the Broncos' final regular season game in Denver. He didn't attend the hearing and the arrest warrant was issued Jan. 2.
Arapahoe County Undersheriff Dave Welcher said his agency issues thousands of failure to appear warrant annually and focuses its resources on tracking down people with more serious warrants than a traffic infraction.
Walcher told 7NEWS that Miller went into the gun club and was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
An arrest document shows the Colorado Bureau of Investigation notified deputies that Miller was at the store. CBI conducts criminal background checks on people purchasing firearms, raising the possibility that Miller was flagged for the arrest warrant when he tried to buy a gun.
Miller was booked and released on a $1,000 bond, which records show was paid by his mother, Gloria Williams Miller.
The Broncos issued a statement after 7NEWS broke the story. The statement said, "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."
In an unrelated case, Miller has been suspended for the first six games of the regular reason for violating the NFL's drug substance-abuse policy.
The NFL said Miller has been suspended without pay starting Saturday, Aug. 31. He will be eligible to return to the Broncos' active roster on Monday, Oct. 14 following the team's Oct. 13 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In 2011, Miller tested positive for marijuana and amphetamines, according to sources who talked to the Denver Post. As a result, Miller was placed in the league's intervention program. According to the league's drug policy, a player in the intervention program can be found in violation if he misses a test or repeatedly shows up late for testing or counseling, alters the sample or demonstrates behavioral issues.