It was another work day for the Denver Broncos, but unless you attended practice, you might not know it. That’s because the big story out of Broncos Country Wednesday was news of Von Miller’s recent arrest.
Miller was arrested Sunday at the Centennial Gun Club for failing to appear in court for traffic violations. This comes one day before Miller is scheduled to meet with league officials to appeal his four-game suspension.
Miller didn’t think of the fact that when someone tries to buy a gun or get a carry-permit, a background check will be run, and the person could be arrested right then and there.
“We have been aware of the matter involving Von Miller’s failure to appear in court for traffic violations,” the Broncos said in a statement. “It was reported to the league earlier this week and is being handled through the legal system.”
This is inexcusable. If a player gets paid millions to show up for practices, he can at least show up for drug tests and court dates as well. Accountability rests no where but in Miller’s hands.
Meanwhile the Broncos continued to get ready for their second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. The first team will be seeing more playing time this coming week.
“Yeah, I think they’ll roughly go the first half, much like we do in every second preseason game,” John Fox said. “That will be no different in Seattle.”
The Broncos may have an advantage of getting some practice in against a team with a very loud fan base.
“This will be our last road trip in the preseason,” Fox said. “In week two we have a long trip to New York, so we’re kind of treating it like it’s a practice road game. And it’s a hostile environment, it’s on artificial turf—so there are a lot of similarities and we’re approaching it that way.”
The Broncos were in shells on Wednesday. Lamaar Thomas (concussion) and Knowshon Moreno (bruised knee) were the only two additions to the injury list.
The Broncos have just one more training camp practice that’s open to the public, and that takes place Thursday at 8:50 a.m.