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Denver Broncos star Von Miller under criminal investigation in Colorado

Von Miller is under criminal investigation in Parker, Colorado, and the Denver Broncos have briefly commented on the matter.

Aug 21, 2020; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos star pass-rusher Von Miller is being investigated by the Parker Police Department in Colorado.

Miller didn’t play in 2020 due to an ankle injury and could be leaving the Broncos for the first time in his career this offseason.

Criminal investigation underway on Denver Broncos’ Von Miller

Mike Klis of 9News reported on Miller’s developing legal situation, and featured brief comments from Parker police and the Broncos that didn’t reveal much about what the investigation entails:

It’s uncertain what the crime in question is here revolving around the Super Bowl 50 MVP, but these off-field issues aren’t going to help his case to remain in a Broncos uniform for 2021 and beyond.

Miller, 31, is entering the final year of his contract with Denver, but the team could part ways with him to save $18 million in salary cap room. With Bradley Chubb already in place as a dominant edge-rusher and Miller likely wanting to play for more of a clear-cut championship contender, it’d make sense to see him released.

The Broncos just hired a new general manager in George Paton, who has a big decision to make on one of Denver’s longtime franchise cornerstones.

During the 2019 campaign, Miller had eight sacks in 15 games, marking only the second time in his storied career that he hadn’t reached a double-digit sack total in a single season.