INGLOOD, Colorado – Denver’s Broncos Von Miller will not face criminal charges following an investigation by the Parker Police Department in Colorado earlier this year, the 18th District Attorney’s Office said.
The office declined to file fees “based on our review of information currently available,” a statement said Friday.
The district attorney’s office said the case did not meet the standards for a probable cause of admissible evidence, “to support a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt and that the decision to prosecute is in the interests of justice.”
The office said it would not comment on a further investigation, “in which there has never been a citation, arrest or filing.”
Police in Parker, a suburb southeast of Denver, had acknowledged that Miller was under investigation. Miller has not publicly commented on any part of the investigation, nor has he responded to requests for comment in recent weeks.
Neither police nor the district attorney said what the investigation was about or what charges Miller could face.
On Thursday, Broncos general manager George Patton said the team wants Miller to return for the 2021 season – Miller has an option year in his contract for the season in which the team must commit, but added that he wants to see “the legal process to is played out “. “
“Obviously this is a serious situation, but we want to release it before we comment on it,” Patton said.
If the Broncos take Miller’s option before the start of the new league year, they will guarantee $ 7 million of Miller’s base salary of $ 17.5 million and commit to the final year of a six-year, $ 114.5 million deal. signed in 2016.
Asked on Thursday whether Miller’s return could depend on pay cuts even after the legal process ended, Patton said the team was “still working on it”.
“We want to bring back the background … I don’t want to go into everything, but we want to get it back,” he said. “Obviously, the legal process, what he’s going through, is obviously a serious situation and I don’t know all the details, but we respect what’s going on. We want Vaughn to come back.”
Miller, an eight-time Pro Bowl and Super Bowl 50 MVP selection, missed the 2020 season after an ankle injury just days before the opening. At the time, coach Vic Fangio said he expected Miller to have a “hell year.”
Miller had eight sacks in 2019, his lowest total since 2013, when he finished with five after enduring six games for violating drug abuse policy in the league and then suffered a torn ACL in December.
He is the Broncos’ longest-serving player and John Elway’s first selection as a top football executive. Elway resigned as general manager earlier this year before Patton was hired in January.