The Buffalo Bills are taking a measured approach regarding linebacker Von Miller's recent domestic violence charges, opting to wait for legal proceedings to conclude before determining any disciplinary action. Despite the controversy, he is anticipated to play in Buffalo's upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The allegations stem from a recent incident involving the pregnant mother of Miller's children, leading to charges of third-degree felony assault against a pregnant woman. Miller voluntarily surrendered to police in a suburb of Dallas, later posting a $5,000 bond for his release. If found guilty, he could face a prison term of two to 10 years and a $10,000 fine.
While the Buffalo Bills recognize the gravity of the allegations, General Manager Brandon Beane describes them as out of character for Miller. Since signing the player as a free agent a year and a half ago, Beane states he has grown to know a different side of the athlete.
Details from a police report disclose that Miller is alleged to have caused minor injuries to the woman, including neck bruising and a chunk of hair forcibly removed. The NFL also commented on the case, revealing it is continuing to collect information and follow all legal developments.
The Bills and the NFL will keep a close watch on the legal developments surrounding the situation before deciding the appropriate course of action.