By Staff

(CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Denver Broncos star Von Miller, who was a standout on defense at DeSoto High School and Texas A&M, is under criminal investigation in Colorado.

The Parker, Colorado Police Department released a statement saying, “The case is currently under investigation, and no information can be released at this time. If the investigation determines a crime has occurred, charges will be submitted to the DA’s Office for their review.”

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Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos kneels near the sideline during a game against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field on December 22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Miller, 31, did not play during the 2020 season after suffering a tendon injury in his lower leg during practice in September.

The Broncos released a statement saying they were “aware of an investigation involving Von Miller and are in the process of gathering more information.”

The Broncos have a decision to make on Miller for next season. They hold a club option that must be exercised by the first day of the new league year in March that would guarantee him $7 million.

Miller is due $17.5 million in salary in 2021, the final year of the seven-year, $114 million contract he signed months after his Super Bowl 50 MVP performance.

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Miller has 106 career sacks in 135 games since being taken second overall by Denver in the 2011 draft.

He’s been selected to the first-team All-Pro squad three times.

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