Denver Broncos Elvis Dumervil the latest NFL player to be arrested

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August 20, 2011; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil (92) makes his entrance to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil added to the growing number of NFL players to be arrested this offseason after being taken into custody Saturday night in Miami.

While most arrests have been for alcohol or drug-related offenses, Dumervil’s charge stands to be a bit serious.  Reports are that he has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.

Details are not available yet but according to Florida law it says the following about assault and aggravated assault:

784.011 Assault.—

(1) An “assault” is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.

784.021 Aggravated assault.—

(1) An “aggravated assault” is an assault:

(a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or

(b) With an intent to commit a felony.

This would mean that Dumervil threatened a person while using a firearm and that person believed that he would carry that threat out.  This is classified as a felony charge.

The Broncos say that they are aware of the arrest and are currently reviewing and gathering information and facts concerning the incident.  Regardless this presents a major problem for Dumervil and the team.

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