Broncos’ Dumervil charged with aggravated assault
July 16, 2012
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm in Florida.
Court records show the 28-year-old is facing the third-degree felony charge in Miami-Dade County. Det. Vivian Hernandez said Dumervil and another man were arrested Saturday in Miami Beach, but that no further details were immediately available.
A spokesman for the Denver Broncos said that the team is aware of the matter and continuing to gather facts.
“This is a very serious allegation, and we will thoroughly review the details while the legal process runs its course,” said a statement issued by the team.
Dumervil is a Miami native and one of the Broncos’ top defensive players.
Dumvervil led the NFL in sacks in 2009 with a club-record 17. But he missed all of 2010 with a torn pectoral muscle and was hampered last season by a nagging shoulder injury, followed by an ankle ailment. Still, he finished the year with 9 ½ sacks and 42 tackles, and made the Pro Bowl team.
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Dumervil’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said he expects authorities to clear his client after they conclude their investigation.
“No assault or aggravated assault took place,” he said, declining to comment further.