UPDATE | 4 p.m. — Former Denver Bronco Von Miller allegedly shoved and yelled at his pregnant significant other before, twice, "applying pressure" to her neck for a few seconds, according to an arrest affidavit. Read the story here.
DALLAS (AP) — Police in Dallas have issued an arrest warrant for Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman.
According to the police report, a preliminary investigation of a “major disturbance” at a home on Wednesday determined that Miller, 34, and the victim got into a verbal argument. The report says the suspect became “visibly angry” when the woman left the room, went into the office in their apartment and slammed the door behind her.
It says Miller then told her to leave and, when she tried to retrieve her laptop and cell phone, Miller began pushing her, continuing to tell her to “get out.” She yelled “Stop. I’m pregnant” repeatedly, according to the report, and when the pushing caused her to fall into a chair, Miller put one hand on her neck and held it for 3 to 5 seconds.
The report says Miller threw her laptop on the floor and stomped on it, pulled a chunk of her hair out and threw her on the couch and put both hands around her neck. She told police she recorded some of the attack and, when she threatened to call police, he left.
The victim was treated for minor injuries and an arrest warrant was issued for Miller.
The Associated Press obtained a statement from the Bills, who acknowledged that they are aware of the incident and “are in the process of gathering more information.” They did not provide any other comments.
The Bills are on a bye week. Their next game is Dec. 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs. It's unclear if Miller will participate in the game.
In January 2021, an investigation began into a possible domestic violence case against Miller, who was playing for the Denver Broncos at the time. The Parker Police Department submitted the case to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office that February for review.
In early March 2021, the district attorney’s office declined to file charges against Miller regarding the criminal allegations, which ended several weeks of the legal issue hanging over Miller’s future.
“Based on our review of information that is currently available, we cannot meet that standard and must decline to file charges in this case,” said Vikki Migoya, the then-spokesperson for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, in a statement. “It would be inappropriate to comment about details of an investigation in which there was never a citation, arrest or filing. The complainant, suspect and witnesses have a legitimate privacy interest and we will respect that.”
Miller is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first-team Pro Bowl selection.