Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller turned himself in to authorities in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Miller is accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.
Von Miller turned himself in to the Glenn Heights Police Department at 3 p.m. on Thursday, according to KDFW. He was then transported to the DeSoto Police Department jail to be processed. Miller posted a $5,000 bond and was released from custody. He reportedly had an outstanding warrant from the Dallas Police Department on accusations of domestic violence.
Miller was charged with third-degree felony assault of a pregnant woman – which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dallas police responded to what the department described as “a major disturbance call.”
WFAA obtained a recording of the 911 call the girlfriend made.
“My boyfriend is choking and hitting me … I have bruises all over me,” the woman is heard saying.
Miller and his pregnant girlfriend reportedly engaged in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical assault.
The argument stemmed from a disagreement about upcoming travel plans at around 10:40 a.m., according to court documents. The affidavit said the woman stormed out of the main bedroom of the couple’s apartment, then went to the home office and slammed the door, which made Miller “visibly angry.”
Miller allegedly ordered his girlfriend to “get out.” The woman then attempted to retrieve some of her belongings, but while she was doing so, Miller pushed her, according to the affidavit.
The woman repeatedly yelled, “Stop, I’m pregnant!”
The Dallas Morning News reported, “Miller continued to push the woman as he stepped on her feet, which caused her to fall back into a chair, the affidavit says. He then put a hand on her neck and applied pressure for 3 to 5 seconds, according to the affidavit, which police say caused pain but not difficulty breathing. As she continued to try to gather her belongings, Miller grabbed her phone, threw her laptop on the floor and stomped on it, the affidavit says.”
Court docs said the woman attempted to pick up her laptop from the floor and Miller yanked her hair, removing a chunk of her hair in the process.
The alleged victim took out her cell phone and reportedly began recording the situation.
Miller grabbed his girlfriend and pushed her onto the couch, the affidavit read. He then reportedly wrapped both hands around her neck and applied pressure.
The woman allegedly said she was calling the police, which prompted Miller to leave the apartment before officers arrived.
When police arrived at the apartment, they said the pregnant woman had “minor abrasions” on her left hand as well as bruising on her abdomen, left bicep, and neck that was “consistent with applied pressure.”
The woman showed police a cell phone video in which Miller could be heard screaming at her and demanding that she leave the apartment, according to the affidavit. She also provided police with a photo of a positive pregnancy test and text messages with Miller discussing the possible due date of the child.
The victim was treated for minor injuries and transported to a local hospital, according to police.
WFAA contacted the alleged victim, but she denied that the assault happened
“We’re fine,” she told the outlet. “Things were blown way out of context. This is actually outrageous!”
She described the altercation as “a huge misunderstanding” and “a verbal disagreement.”
“No one assaulted anyone,” she added. “This is insane. And sad.”
The woman and Miller have been in a relationship for seven years and have two children together, ESPN reported. The victim told police that she is six weeks pregnant.
The Buffalo Bills said in a statement on Thursday, “This morning, we were made aware of an incident involving Von Miller. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this point.”
The NFL said, “We are aware of the matter and have been in contact with the club. We have no further comment at this time.”
The Bills have a bye and will not play a game this week.
Miller has appeared in eight of the Bills’ 12 games this NFL season. He previously played for the Los Angeles Rams in 2021 and the Denver Broncos from 2011 to 2021.
Miller notched three first-team All-Pro selections while in Denver. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion and former Super Bowl MVP.
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