Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller is expected to play this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to GM Brandon Beane. Miller had turned himself into police custody after an arrest warrant was issued for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend during the team’s bye week.
Miller currently faces a charge of third-degree felony assault which can be punishable by two to 10 years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000.
Because no formal charges have been made against Miller, he is not on the commissioner’s exempt list and therefore allowed to play.
Miller has not released a statement of his own at this time, but the Bills are “in the process of gathering information.” Beane said that the team will allow the legal process to take place and not jump to any judgments or conclusions, but that the linebacker is eligible to practice and expected to play.
“No one wants their name associated with any accusation like that, so that’s a natural disappointment. I’m sure he’s disappointed,” Beane said. “But things happen sometimes, and again, we have to remember people, we have to give them their fair due process. That can happen to anyone in this room. And I would hope we would all wait and let that play out before we rush to judgment.”