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Denver Bronco, Ex-DeSoto High Star Von Miller Under Criminal Investigation In Colorado

(CBSDFW.COM/AP) - Denver Broncos star Von Miller, who was a standout on defense at DeSoto High School and Texas A&M, is under criminal investigation in Colorado.

The Parker, Colorado Police Department released a statement saying, "The case is currently under investigation, and no information can be released at this time. If the investigation determines a crime has occurred, charges will be submitted to the DA's Office for their review."

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Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos kneels near the sideline during a game against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field on December 22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Miller, 31, did not play during the 2020 season after suffering a tendon injury in his lower leg during practice in September.

The Broncos released a statement saying they were "aware of an investigation involving Von Miller and are in the process of gathering more information."

The Broncos have a decision to make on Miller for next season. They hold a club option that must be exercised by the first day of the new league year in March that would guarantee him $7 million.

Miller is due $17.5 million in salary in 2021, the final year of the seven-year, $114 million contract he signed months after his Super Bowl 50 MVP performance.

Miller has 106 career sacks in 135 games since being taken second overall by Denver in the 2011 draft.

He's been selected to the first-team All-Pro squad three times.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)



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