Dumervil Arrested in South Florida on Felony Assault with a Firearm

The allegation against Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil carries a mandatory minimum three-year sentence in Florida.

Elvis Dumervil

DUMERVIL: ... team captain arrested in Miami-Dade County.

A quiet seven-week period leading into training camp was shattered Saturday when Elvis Dumervil was arrested in Miami-Dade County (Fla.) for aggravated assault with a firearm.

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.

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About Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason has covered the NFL since 1999, when he worked as an editor on NFL.com when the site was managed by ESPN.com. He worked six seasons (2002-07) covering the Broncos on their official website and two (2008-09) on the Panthers' site. He began MaxDenver.com in 2010 and now contributes to CBSSports.com, The Sporting News and The New York Times.
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  1. May I add a few lines to the end of this?

    “Dumervil has retained Denver area attorney Harvey Steinberg to represent him for this incident. As such, we can all go back to our normal lives and not spend one more moment worrying about Dumervil’s availability for the 2012 season.”

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