Von Miller continues to find himself in hot water this offseason. On Sunday, the all-pro linebacker found himself him handcuffs, in the back of a police car.
At the time of the arrest, Miller was at the Centennial Gun Club. It isn't certain if Miller was attempting to purchase a gun or if he was trying to get a concealed weapon permit. However, in order to get either, the customer must go through background check, which involves checking for warrants. If the customer has a warrant, he/she will be denied and in some cases, arrested. This is what happened to Miller.
It turns out that Miller had a warrant put out for him on failure to show up for a court date in October of 2012. Miller was given the ticket for careless driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance. When he didn't show up for his court date, Arapahoe County put out a warrant in January.
To make things worse for Miller and the Broncos, the arrest came four days before Miller's appeal on a potential four-game suspension. Miller received the suspension from the NFL because he failed to show up for a urine analysis recently. Miller tested positive for marijuana and unknown amphetamine in 2011, which would require the linebacker to be on random drug tests.
You can chalk Miller's continuing screw-ups to immaturity, stupidity or all of the above. With that said, it's getting old and needs to stop. Driving poorly without your license and insurance isn't that big of a deal. Most of us have done at least one of these things. Letting a warrant go for seven months without even trying to handle it is absolutely inexcusable. Those things just don't disappear out of thin air if you avoid them.
Miller is such a unique talent and has a bright future ahead of him. Clearly the defensive phenom needs to start taking some responsibility though. One only gets so many chances in the NFL, even with talent like Miller's.