Von Miller: Domestic Violence Allegation ‘100% False’

Speaking with media for the first time since he was arrested on a domestic violence charge, Von Miller called the allegations against him “100% false.” The Bills pass rusher said the incident was overblown.

Miller, 34, turned himself into police and was charged with a third-degree felony on Nov. 30. After Miller was charged with assaulting a pregnant person, the NFL did not place the Bills pass rusher on the commissioner’s exempt list. He has remained active since the incident involving his girlfriend.

Obviously there are things that I can’t talk about, but everything that was out is completely wrong and blown out of proportion on me and my girlfriend,” Miller said, via The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia. “We have problems just like any other couple does, but it’s never been any of the things that was alleged against me. So hopefully over time, you know, all of this stuff will get cleared up. … The people who know me and the people who’ve been around me know my character. They know who I am.”

A police report indicates Miller and his girlfriend engaged in an argument last month. The dispute escalated to the point Miller is alleged to have told his girlfriend to leave their apartment and, as the woman attempted to, broke her laptop before shoving her. He is later alleged to have put his hands on her neck, applying pressure but not restricting the woman’s ability to breathe, and pulled out a chunk of her hair. Miller’s girlfriend told police she is six weeks pregnant. Treated at the scene for minor abrasions on her left hand and bruising on her neck, the woman was not hospitalized.

Miller’s girlfriend said shortly after the veteran defender’s arrest that she was not assaulted, indicating the incident was “blown way out of context.” The woman, who is the mother of Miller’s two children, called the developments surrounding the couple “outrageous,” but the 13th-year veteran still faces the charge. When asked what about the charge was wrong, Miller said (via Buscaglia) “all of it is incorrect.”

It is 100% false,” Miller said of the assault allegation. “It’s overblown. You know, I’ve got the right people on the job and you just you just keep pushing. I know who I am. I know my character. I know the type of person that I am. I know me and my my girlfriend’s relationship. So you just got to keep pushing, man. Life just lifes. You got to smile and have fun through it all. Especially when, you know, all the stuff is untrue.”

Even if the charge is dropped, Miller could still face an NFL suspension. A ban could affect his future with the Bills. A suspension under the personal conduct policy would remove Miller’s $10.7MM in 2024 guarantees from the equation. Around $22MM in prorated bonus money — on the six-year, $120MM deal the ex-Broncos and Rams superstar signed in 2022 — would move onto the Bills’ 2024 cap sheet if they cut Miller next year following a suspension. A post-June 1 designation would spread that total over two years. If Miller is not suspended, the Bills would face a $32MM dead-money charge if they released him in 2024.

Since coming back from the second ACL tear of his career, Miller has struggled. He does not have a sack in 11 games, working as a backup, and has made just three tackles this season. That represents a steep decline from his 2022 form; Miller notched eight sacks before going down with the knee injury on Thanksgiving Day last year.

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