Buffalo Bills player Von Miller is wanted by police after he assaulted a pregnant woman
Dallas police have issued an arrest warrant for Buffalo Bills quarterback Von Miller after the former Super Bowl player was accused of assaulting a pregnant woman, authorities said Thursday.
Officers were called to a “major disturbance” in the 3100 block of North Harwood Street at 11 a.m. Wednesday, police said in a statement.
Miller, 34, and the victim “got into a verbal argument and the suspect assaulted the victim,” police said.
He was gone by the time officers arrived, according to authorities. The victim was treated for minor injuries.
Miller’s relationship to the victim was not immediately clear. He is wanted for assaulting a pregnant woman.
The player, his attorney and his agents did not immediately respond to messages from NBC News seeking comment.
Miller, who was named Super Bowl MVP in 2016 when he was with the Denver Broncos, grew up in the nearby suburb of DeSoto. He’s in his second season with the Bills, who are on hiatus this week.
A team representative said the Bills were “made aware of an incident involving Von Miller” on Thursday morning.
The representative added: “We are in the process of gathering more information and will not have any further comment at this stage.”
Acts of domestic violence committed by football players, and subsequent actions by the NFL, have been under particular scrutiny over the past decade.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Ray Rice was caught brutally assaulting his then-fiancée in 2014. He was initially suspended for two games, sparking widespread protests and claims that the NFL did not take the crime seriously.
Rice was cut by the Ravens and never played in the league again.
Players can be suspended for up to six games for domestic violence, “even if the conduct does not lead to a criminal conviction,” according to NFL policy.
Dee Eskridge, a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, was suspended for six games earlier this season, following an alleged confrontation with the mother of his child.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for help at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or go to www.thehotline.org For secret and anonymous online chats, it is available in English and Spanish. Individual states often have their own domestic violence hotlines as well.
Advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline advocate for survivors of domestic violence as well as individuals who are concerned that they may be abusing their partners.