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Published on 07/15/2012 at Sun Jul 15 18:47.
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During the league’s offseason, no news is usually good news for professional football teams.  When NFL players do make the news during the summer months, it’s often means they have gotten into trouble.

That is the case for Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil.

According to reports, Dumervil was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, a felony, on Saturday night in Miami.  He was later released on $7,500 bond.

“Our organization is aware of the matter and is continuing to gather the facts,” the team said in a statement released Sunday afternoon.  “This is a very serious allegation, and we will thoroughly review the details while the legal process runs its course.”

According to Dumervil’s agent, Harvey Steinberg, no charges will be filed against Dumervil.

“No charges have been filed. No aggravated assault or assault took place. And it is likely that once the full investigation is complete, no charges will be filed against Mr. Dumervil,” Steinberg said.

There are few details available as to why the arrest took place, but aggravated assault with a firearm is a third-degree felony in Miami that could lead to a sentence of up to five years in prison.  That is unlikely to happen to Dumervil, however, as charges are not expected to be filed.

This is the second time since 2010 that Dumervil has been accused of assault.  In October of the 2010 season, Dumervil got in an argument with a security guard at Sports Authority Filedcalled Invesco Field at Mile High at the time  after he forgot his player ID.  No charges were filed after that incident.

Dumervil, 28, is a Miami native and is entering his seventh year with the Broncos as a Pro Bowl defensive lineman that has recorded 52.5 sacks in five seasons playedhe missed the entire 2010 seasonand recorded 9.5 sacks last season.

Drafted by Denver in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Dumervil quickly emerged as one of the league’s top pass rushers and teamed up with Von Miller to record 21.5 combined sacks in 2011.  Under contract through 2015, Dumervil is owed $14 million by the Broncos in 2012.

Because this is the second time Dumervil has been smacked with assault accusations, NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell may consider suspending Elvis for a few games this season.  If no charges are filed however, a suspension is unlikely to be levied.

It is discouraging to see Dumervil getting in trouble — he is one of the biggest pieces of Denver’s defense, next to cornerback Champ Bailey and Miller.  We’ll have more on this story as information becomes available.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samjsmithjr SÅm Smith

    If he is not charged, shame on all the Bronco fans that threw him under the bus!

  • http://Twitter.com/Jon_BT Jon

    On an unrelated note, it’s nice to see you on BT, Sam!

  • http://www.facebook.com/samjsmithjr SÅm Smith

    I’ll try to post more often Jon. I tend to stay away from posting, but always read. Thanks for your hard work!

  • Big_Pete

    Unfortunately, Goodell can suspend someone even without charges being filed. So charges or not, Doom *COULD* be suspended.
    Also, C’Mon man! I love Doom, but Come the Fuck On Man!!!! Innocent or not, you don’t put yourself in those types of situations! He better break the sack record this season to make up for his complete breakdown of judgement at a time when the sky is literally the limit for this team. We are striving for greatness, not most arrests and bonehead players on a single team (I’m looking at you DJ)!

  • eljbow

    Not charged, not worried.

  • eljbow

    Not charged, not worried.

  • http://Twitter.com/Jon_BT Jon

    I wasn’t even aware that you visited the site, nice to know! Go Broncos!

  • anthony33

    Who’s throwing him under the bus? Hey, I hope Steinberg is correct and that no charges WILL BE filed. However, let’s wait, see and hope that’s the case. What would you expect him to say… ???

  • http://Twitter.com/Jon_BT Jon

    On Facebook threads a lot of fans were bashing him (Elvis) today…

  • Doom92

    Amen Pete I think you read my mind… Clearly I am a fan of his – Doom92 – but he is absolutely ridiculous to have even put himself in this type of situation again. Take a chance on your career over a freekin’ parking spot (so the story seems to go… AGAIN!).

    Look I’m not bashing the dude, he happens to be my current fav Broncos player, but the level of stupidity is mind boggling at best. Charged or not something pertaining to a serious lack of any resemblance of good judgment happened and that in-of-its-self is simply unacceptable. It would seem to me that he could be suspended under the leagues behavior policy charged or not.

    There seems to be a, while small, pattern here. Remember Raperburger burger wasn’t charged either but on a second go around was suspended (yes a much more serious allegation).
    I hope he is not charged (for basically being a hot head) but I do hope he makes a change and perhaps a small or short suspension would get that headed in the right direction.

  • dogheadbrew

    It’s not a good thing to read, but wrong people, wrong place, wrong time. I may be misremembering, but I don’t think Doom has had other blotter sightings. If that is the case, this one means nothing; if/when there is more blotter ink on him, that would be concerning.

    C’mon training camp!

  • chrislynch

    I just don’t get it. Why do players continue to carry around weapons??? Yes, I know it’s the law in certain states, but it’s just stupid. These guys make MILLIONS, and they can’t afford private security? Doom is just stupid for putting himself into this situation. I put this behavior right down there with DUI’s. Be smart damn it. Just pissed me off seeing yet another athlete getting themselves into situations like this, regardless if it is their fault or not.

  • chrislynch

    And rightfully so! You’re telling me that he’s in no fault of his own, since he can afford private security, regardless if he is not charged? He’s just plain stupid for getting himself into this situation, period. I would be completely shocked if he doesn’t get a suspension, since Goodell is trying to crack down on this sort of behavior.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arodasc Andrew Rodriguez

    Everyone makes mistakes its our right as americans to carry a gun especialy when ur a big name player people hate I’m not saying its right but we don’t know the whole story so people need to quit assumming were all human nobodys perfect everyone has something in their lifes that they regret real broncos fans don’t. Hate on their own players let the facts come out before we start acting like we know something

  • http://www.facebook.com/arodasc Andrew Rodriguez

    Everyone makes mistakes its our right as americans to carry a gun especialy when ur a big name player people hate I’m not saying its right but we don’t know the whole story so people need to quit assumming were all human nobodys perfect everyone has something in their lifes that they regret real broncos fans don’t. Hate on their own players let the facts come out before we start acting like we know something

  • Paradisimo

    After reading the details of the incident I’m pretty disappointed with Doom. I mean going up to the car and pulling your shirt up to flash your “piece”? What the hell is this guy thinking? While I can actually understand the desire to carry a gun when you are a multi-millionaire driving a $100K car, wearing a $50K watch and so on if you are going to carry it then make damn sure you are legal to do so and NEVER, EVER pull it out unless you are in a dangerous situation. Didn’t this guy learn anything from Plaxico Burress’? You can take the thug out of the hood…

  • TheTroglodyte

    Just carrying a gun is stupid. The only time athletes get into a situation they would even need one is when they put themselves into stupid situations. i.e. Brandon Marshall spraying champagne or whatever it was on some thugs in a nightclub that leads to Williams being shot.

    I’ve never heard of a player just being mugged. These incidents are a turnoff to football altogether. It’s why I stopped watching the NBA years ago and I may be in the small minority here but I don’t give a damn what Doom means to the Broncos. I don’t want my team and my community represented by thugs who get into altercations over getting cut off in traffic.

    WTF was he going to do anyway, have a shootout in the middle of the street? Dude’s watched Menace to Society one to many times and thinks he’s “representing”.

    At the very least he should be suspended and fined by the Broncos. Have some damn pride in your organization and show the community this behavior isn’t going to be tolerated. Don’t wait for the NFL to review this case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    Hmm..didn’t know that it was “stupid” for someone to exercise their constitutional rights. Also, we don’t know any of the details and you’re calling for the Broncos to suspend one of our best players? How about a little loyalty until some more information comes to light?

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    Where did you read this? I can’t find these details anywhere…

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    Right on man!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    Yeah I’ve seen a lot of bashing too. Same fans that will be cheering when he smashes Brady again this year. People are weird.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    I doubt Goodell would do that. Even if he did I believe Elvis would have a good shot at appealing the suspension and winning if no charges are filed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    Nevermind found the article on NFL.com

  • Big_Pete

    From what I’m hearing on the radio/tv, they all think that Goodell is gonna suspend Elvis whether charges are filed or not. Besides, when was the last time that if Goodell suspended anyone, he actually reversed it? I’m not talking about a Brandon Marshall 4 game down to 1 type of thing. I’m talking about saying “ok, I guess I won’t suspend you after all”… not gonna happen.

    From what is being leaked, Harvey is gonna have a fun time keeping Elvis out of jail.. yes, JAIL… Florida is MINIMUM of 3 years jail for having a gun. Plaxico got 2 in new york… Elvis might get 3.

  • Big_Pete

    Carrying a gun isn’t stupid, but flashing it most certainly is.
    Again, these guys are in the media spotlight. I can carry my gun if I wanted to, and hell, if I flashed it, nothing probably gets said about it… HOWEVER, these guys are multi multi millionaires who are known people. They need to watch their P’s and Q’s even moreso than regular citizens.

    Is that fair? Actually, for the 1st time in my life, I think it is. Know why? Because without that media, they aren’t making their multi million dollar contracts. With those “monopoly money” contracts comes the constant media watchdog. They have to understand that as soon as you sign on that dotted line, you basically give up a whole truck load of rights that you believe you should have. Right, wrong, or indifferent, that’s just the nature of the beast.

    How many professional athletes in any of the big sports would be willing to give back their contracts and play for a maximum of $100k but know that the media is reset to about 1960′s level…. How many athletes do that? I’m gonna say that ZERO athletes would. I’m 100% certain that no athletes would, or else they wouldn’t hold out for money, or they wouldn’t have agents. They’d just tell the team to give them a fair contract, they’d take it to a lawyer, and they’d sign it… ez pz. Do they do that? NO, why? Because they want to squeeze the maximum money possible out of the team. Well, with that money comes a lack of freedom.

    Having a gun isn’t bad, isn’t stupid, and isn’t wrong… flashing it when you are angry is. You NEVER show your gun unless you are willing to use it, and if he was willing to use it cause of someone cutting him off in traffic, then he needs to be locked up. This society SHOULD be free, unfortunately, there are too many morons out there to allow us that constitutional right. The more idiots are out there, the more of a police state we become. We should all be free to have guns, but as long as there are complete idiots out there flashing their pieces, the harder and harder it will be to keep this “Land of the Free” ideal alive.

  • TheTroglodyte
  • Big_Pete

    you’ve been agreeing with an alarmingly high number of posts of mine… Is that the 7th sign of the apocalypse? haha.

  • Big_Pete

    Besides… we don’t have the right to whimsically carry a gun… the actual 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights says and I quote “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    Adding to that is the definition of a militia, which is and again, I quote,

    “1a : a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency
    b : a body of citizens organized for military service
    2: the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service.”

    So …. umm…. maybe Elvis was responding to a matter of State or National security for the defense of Florida?… I swear, give people a catch phrase, and they run with it. We go from the founding fathers saying we allowed to have guns because of the threat of invasion, to athletes flashing guns cause of road rage… My heart weeps for this country. No wonder we’re a hair away from becoming 1930 Germany….

  • Big_Pete

    Besides… we don’t have the right to whimsically carry a gun… the actual 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights says and I quote “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    Adding to that is the definition of a militia, which is and again, I quote,

    “1a : a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency
    b : a body of citizens organized for military service
    2: the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service.”

    So …. umm…. maybe Elvis was responding to a matter of State or National security for the defense of Florida?… I swear, give people a catch phrase, and they run with it. We go from the founding fathers saying we allowed to have guns because of the threat of invasion, to athletes flashing guns cause of road rage… My heart weeps for this country. No wonder we’re a hair away from becoming 1930 Germany….

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    Found an article with a few more details. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a912ed/article/elvis-dumervil-arrested-on-felony-aggravated-assault Tough to say what will happen at this point. Looks like it has more to do with who Doom was hanging out with since his friend was the first one out of the car and showing off his piece. Could be considered assault and “brandishing” a weapon. I mean if the woman tried to run them over and THEN Doom showed his gun that might be different…sequence of events here is going to be key.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    It’s his right to carry and it’s also his right to bear the consequences if he acts a fool. No need to convolute it any more than that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    All this article says is that some “sources close to Dumerville” said he wasn’t carrying it on him when the cops arrested him. Was there something I missed that you wanted me to see?

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.davidson.908579 Andrew Davidson

    I agree flashing it is stupid. It violates the whole principle of concealed carry. The whole idea is no one knows you have it until it’s pointed at them and only then in a life threatening situation. Should have kept his ass in the car and his hand off his Glock. I’m still betting there is something we’re not seeing here…

  • Big_Pete

    And that’s why it’s up for interpretation. I personally believe it’s his right, but there are an equal number of people (including lawyers and judges far smarter than the 2 of us) that say we don’t have that right and that we are wrongly interpreting the 2nd Amendment…. So as you can see, it’s not as clean cut as you think.

    Either way, he’s a fucking moron for doing it if he did it, and he’s equally moronic for hanging with people who would do those things if he didn’t indeed participate.

    Will I still root for him? Of course! The reason is because I will always root for my team and the players on my team. That doesn’t mean I have to approve or like what some of them do. I mean, I love my country, but hate my president… doesn’t mean I love my country any less…. hope that makes sense.

  • TheTroglodyte

    You are going to believe what you want to believe. It’s your right to think he is being unjustly portrayed just as it’s my right to think he should be suspended by the team.

  • http://thingsatrexdoes.tumblr.com Mike Birtwistle

    Even I know the 2nd Amendment is about the right bear arms. Grrrrr.

  • http://thingsatrexdoes.tumblr.com Mike Birtwistle

    OK, I understand you CAN carry a gun, and I don’t really want to debate the ifs and buts of if you SHOULD be able to, but more importantly WHY would you carry a gun.
    Worried about being mugged? You’ve got a multi-million dollar contract, give em your car and your gold and buy some more.
    Because someone else may have a gun? Reminds me of the joke about two hikers who came across a bear, they both hide and one of them takes off his hiking boots and puts on trainers. The other says “You can’t seriously expect to out-run a bear can you?” No, he replies, I’m just going to out-run you. If someone pulls a gun on you and you can – get out of there, call the police and don’t stop running / driving until you’re safe.
    To keep the British away. OK you’ve got me on that one – but when we do invade we’ll be distracting half the population by putting Simon Cowell on TV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.bencomo.50 David Bencomo

    I hope the Broncos just give him a hefty fine and keep him on the field for playoff sake. I’m a huge fan of Doom but we all have to pay for our mistakes. Go Broncos!!

  • http://Twitter.com/Jon_BT Jon

    Javon Walker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samjsmithjr SÅm Smith

    Ready to retract that? LoL

  • chrislynch

    Nope. I still stand by my comments, and I am shocked that Doom hasn’t been called to the league office. Maybe they are just too busy dealing with Vilma.