The Denver Broncos are currently unsure if their star defensive end will be playing all 16 games next season. Defensive end Elvis Dumervil was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a with a firearm in Miami on Saturday night.
According to the police report, Dumervil is accused of aggravated assault with a firearm. His bond was set at $7,500. If the charges stick, Dumervil could face up to five years in prison if convicted, according to Florida law.
The charge — and the details released to NFL.com and NFL Network on Monday in a police incident report increase the chances of Dumervil facing NFL discipline at some point.
The report indicates that Kristine Ramirez and her husband Juan Cardoza got involved in a traffic dispute with Dumervil and Andy Augste after Cardoza merged in front of a vehicle that Dumervil was driving. The traffic was at a standstill and the report — verified by another witness — indicates that a verbal confrontation occurred between Dumervil’s car, Ramirez’s car, and Augste, who was a passenger in the car in front of Ramirez.
Dumervil allegedly approached Ramirez’s car and lifted up his shirt to show a gun in his waistband. Augste allegedly did the same — displaying a gun — while also verbally threatening Ramirez.The report then indicates Ramirez backed up her car in an effort to retreat and get away from the situation. Police arrived shortly thereafter and led Dumervil and Augste out of Dumervil’s car at gunpoint.
A witness told the police that Ramirez at one point exited her car and threw an object at Dumervil’s Land Rover, striking the vehicle.
The Broncos released a statement on Sunday which said:
“Our organization is aware of the matter and is continuing to gather the facts. This is a very serious allegation, and we will thoroughly review the details while the legal process runs its course.”