Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Glenn Heights, Texas, on November 30. This follows the issuance of a warrant for his arrest, linked to an alleged assault incident involving a pregnant woman who is also the mother of his children, in Dallas.
On November 29, Dallas police responded to a disturbance report at an Uptown Dallas condominium. Police documents reveal that the confrontation between Miller and the woman, who is in the early stages of pregnancy, escalated beyond a verbal dispute, resulting in minor physical injuries to the woman. She did not require hospital treatment.
According to the investigation, the argument was centered around travel plans and allegedly led to Miller pushing the woman, exerting force on her neck, pulling her hair, and causing damage to her laptop. The woman, whose identity remains undisclosed, provided law enforcement with a video recording of the incident and text messages discussing her pregnancy.
Thirty-four-year-old Miller, originally from DeSoto, Texas, reported to the Glenn Heights Police Department, followed by a transfer to DeSoto Regional Jail. He was released after posting a bond of $5,000.
Miller is charged with “Assault of a Pregnant Person,” a serious offense under Texas law, classified as a third-degree felony. The Buffalo Bills and the NFL have issued statements acknowledging the incident and are in the process of collecting more details. The NFL’s domestic violence policy could potentially lead to Miller’s suspension for a maximum of six games.
A distinguished figure in football, Miller has achieved eight Pro Bowl selections and three first-team All-Pro honors. His collegiate career was at Texas A&M, and he has been part of two Super Bowl-winning teams, the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams, being named MVP in Super Bowl 50. Besides his on-field achievements, Miller is known for hosting “The Voncast” on Bleacher Report.
The incident has reignited discussions on domestic violence issues in professional sports. The outcome of the ongoing investigation by Dallas police could significantly affect Miller’s standing in the NFL.