Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm in Miami on Saturday night, according to Dade County case records. The case is a third-degree felony. If formally charged and convicted, the NFL player could face up to five years in jail
“Our organization is aware of the matter and is continuing to gather the facts," the Broncos said in a statement. "This is a very serious allegation, and we will thoroughly review the details while the legal process runs its course.”
Arrested in Miami Beach, Dumervil, 28, is now free on $7,500 bail.
"No charges have been filed," Dumervil's agent, Martin Magid, said in a statement to Scout. "No assault took place and it's likely once the full investigation is complete no charges will be filed against Elvis. Harvey Steinberg has been retained as his counsel."
The arrest was first reported by KNC, a Denver CBS affiliate.
Dumervil is a two-time Pro Bowl selection who recorded 17 sacks three seasons ago to lead the NFL.
He registered 9 1/2 sacks last season.
Signed to a $61.5 million contract two years ago, Dumervil was sidelined for the entire 2010 season with a torn pectoral muscle.
Last year, charges against Dumervil stemming from an altercation with a parking lot attendant were dismissed.
Dumervil had been charged with assault and disturbing the peace.
He was issued a citation after not being allowed into Invesco Field when he forgot his player credential and being denied entry by a parking lot attendant.
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