Buffalo Bills edge rusher Von Miller turned himself in to police in Glen Heights, Texas, on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on suspicion of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, according to FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth.
Glen Heights Police Chief Nick Bristow said Miller turned himself in at 3 p.m. Thursday and posted $5,000 bail for his release. fox 4.
Dallas police responded to a “large disturbance call” around 11 a.m. Wednesday in the 3100 block of N. Harwood, a high-rise apartment complex.
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Miller was not at the scene when officers arrived. However, her preliminary investigation revealed that an argument between Miller and his girlfriend escalated and the veteran NFL star allegedly assaulted her.
The victim told police the argument revolved around traveling for her birthday. Miller told the woman to leave the apartment, and when she went to retrieve her laptop and cell phone, Miller began assaulting her, police said.
“Stop, I’m pregnant,” the woman yelled, according to police documents obtained by FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth. She also told police that Mr. Miller compressed her neck for “3 to 5 seconds” and then let go. The man then allegedly stepped on her laptop, pulled her hair and grabbed her neck again with both hands.
The victim, who authorities have not identified, was not hospitalized but had “minor injuries.”
Miller’s arrest warrant was for assault on a pregnant person. WFAA first reported the incident and identified the victim as Miller’s longtime girlfriend.
The Bills also released a statement regarding the incident Thursday, saying the team was aware of the report.
“We are in the process of gathering further information and have no further comment at this time,” it said in a statement.
Miller signed a six-year, $120 million contract and will be with the Bills starting in 2022. His 2022 season was cut short at 11 games due to his torn ACL.
Miller played in eight games this season, recording two tackles and no sacks.
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The Bills will receive a bye in Week 13 and will face the Kansas City Chiefs on December 10th.