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Parker PD turns over Von Miller case to district attorney's office

No decision has been made whether to file charges
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Posted at 3:11 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 17:11:21-05

DENVER — The Parker Police Department has submitted the case regarding allegations against Von Miller to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office for review, but no decision has been made whether to file charges.

The district attorney's office spokeswoman Vikki Migoya told Denver7 there is no timeline on whether to charge Miller, would not say what charges were recommended and if it involved a domestic violence investigation.

On Jan. 15, Parker police confirmed it was investigating Miller, declining to detail the nature.

A well-placed source confirmed last month to Denver7 chief investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski that investigators were looking into claims of possible domestic abuse. The investigation surfaced a week after Miller's former fiancee, Megan Denise, revealed alleged text messages from Miller about their relationship on social media. Denver7 confirmed that the investigation involved this woman.

A few hours after Parker police confirmed the investigation to the media in January, Denise wrote on her Instagram story that "at no point in our relationship was there any type of physical abuse or violence by Von." Her post read in full:

"In light of recent media reports regarding my relationship with Von, I feel that I need to address a couple of things. First and foremost, at no point in our relationship was there any type of physical abuse or violence by Von, whatsoever. For anyone to say otherwise, or to speculate such, is wrong. With regards to my social media posts, a part was misconstrued and taken out of context. I do regret making a private situation public, and in doing so, bringing unwanted attention to both Von and myself. Von and I are excited to be welcoming our baby into the world, and are committed to raising our child with love and compassion, together as a family. Sincerely Megan Denise."

Miller is represented by powerful Colorado attorney Harvey Steinberg.

This legal issue hangs over Miller at a time when he has a reached a crossroads in his Broncos career. The Broncos must decide by March 16 whether to exercise a $7 million option on the former Super Bowl 50 MVP's $18 million salary for 2021. If the Broncos decline, Miller becomes a free agent. There is also the possibility they could ask the eight-time Pro Bowler to take a pay cut as part of a restructured contract.

Whether Miller plays another down for the Broncos, he has cemented his legacy as one of the franchise's all-time greats. He is a seven-time Associated Press All-Pro selection and was selected to the NFL 2010s All-Decade team. Miller ranks first in team history with 112.5 sacks, counting the postseason.

However, Miller turns 32 in March, missed all of last season after dislocating his left ankle tendon and posted eight sacks in 2019, his lowest since 2013, creating uncertainty about his return for the 2021 season.