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Broncos' Miller arrested for failure to appear

By: The Associated Press
August 14, 2013 Updated: August 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm
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photo - FILe - In this Dec. .2, 2012 file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller looks on from the bench during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation says Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller will miss the first month of the season for violating the NFL's drug policy, pending an appeal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league hasn't announced any punishment. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
FILe - In this Dec. .2, 2012 file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller looks on from the bench during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation says Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller will miss the first month of the season for violating the NFL's drug policy, pending an appeal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league hasn't announced any punishment. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File) 

DENVER (AP) - Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, already facing a suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy, is now confronted by charges that he failed to show up in court on misdemeanor traffic violations.

Miller was arrested in the Denver suburb of Centennial on Sunday and then released, Arapahoe County sheriff's detention chief Louie Perea said Wednesday.

The Broncos released a two-sentence statement saying they and league officials are aware of the allegation that Miller didn't appear at a court hearing.

The matter is "being handled through the legal system," the statement said.

Miller was supposed to appear in court on Dec. 31 on charges of careless driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance, Arapahoe County court officials said.

The original citation was issued Oct. 25.

The address where Miller was arrested is the Centennial Gun Club, a shooting range. A woman who answered the phone at the club Wednesday said the owner was in a meeting and unavailable for comment.

The 24-year-old linebacker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug-abuse policy. He has appealed and a hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Miller has said he did nothing wrong.

The Broncos have been treating Miller as though he'll be in the starting lineup when they open the season Sept. 5 against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

If Miller loses his appeal, he'll have to leave the team on Aug. 30 and sit out all of September, missing games against the Ravens, Raiders and Eagles at home and Giants on the road.

Miller, who was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011, has 30 sacks over the last two seasons and consistently commands double teams.

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