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NFL star Von Miller has turned himself in to police over an assault on his pregnant partner. The Buffalo Bills defender and two-time Super Bowl winner faces a charge of aggravated assault, which is punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a $000,<> fine. According to the police, Miller grabbed his pregnant partner by the neck and threw her to the ground in the dispute on Wednesday.
Police said Miller left the scene before officers arrived. The minor injuries of the alleged victim were treated on the spot, the police said. The incident reportedly took place at the couple's home in Dallas.
In the meantime, according to the Reuters news agency, Miller is said to be free again after posting bail.
His team is cautious
Initially, the NFL and the Bills only said that they were aware of the allegations. "This morning, we were alerted to an incident involving Von Miller," the Bills wrote in a statement. "We are in the process of gathering further information and will not be commenting further at this time."
The NFL said: "We are aware of the matter and are in contact with the club. We will follow all legal developments. We have no further comment at this time."
Miller, 34, was previously under investigation for domestic violence in 2021 in Parker, Colorado. However, he was not charged at the time.
The 34-year-old won the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos (2016) and the Los Angeles Rams (2022). In 2016, he was even voted the most valuable player of the Super Bowl. Miller is one of the best defensemen in the National Football League and is playing his second season for the Bills. This season, he has appeared in eight games.