Broncos LB Von Miller shows up late to court, lawyer takes blame
DOVE VALLEY, Colo. — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller pleaded guilty to minor traffic offenses Monday morning after a misunderstanding with his lawyer led to his arriving in court two hours late.
“I apologize, your honor, that he wasn’t here, but it was at my direction,” lawyer Abraham Hutt told Magistrate Christina Apostoli.
Hutt believed he had arranged with prosecutors for Miller to miss court Monday, but Apostoli made it clear there was no such deal. She expressed extreme displeasure that Miller was not in court at 10:30 a.m., calling it “ridiculous.”
Hutt apparently contacted Miller at the Denver Broncos facility and asked him to rush to court immediately.
After pleading guilty, Miller was sentenced to 24 hours of community service for his traffic violations, and will have to take a level one driving class. He has 90 days to complete the sentence.
In setting Miller’s next court date for Jan. 23, the magistrate made reference to the buzz surrounding this year’s Broncos team.
“I suppose we are hoping the Broncos will be on their way to the Super Bowl,” Apostoli said.