The allegation against Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil carries a mandatory minimum three-year sentence in Florida.
Dumervil’s bond was set at $7,500.
According to the state of Florida correctional department, the allegation is a third-degree felony, which could be punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The involvement of a firearm separates the incident from a typical aggravated assault. Per Florida law, an aggravated assault with a firearm carries a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison.
The Broncos acknowledged the arrest and issued a statement Sunday afternoon:
“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.”
Dumervil’s arrest comes as legal clouds remain stationary over another defensive starter, weakside linebacker D.J. Williams. Williams already faces a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s PED policy; that suspension could increase if he is convicted on the DUI charge for which he faces retrial in August.