Charges against Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil have been dropped.
To follow-up on a previous story that we discussed two weeks ago, Broncos Pro Bowl DE Elvis Dumervil of the Denver Broncos won’t be charged in a Miami Beach road rage incident that caught the world’s eyes with its over-the-top details.
“It was a blessing obviously,” Dumervil said at a press conference. “The investigators took the time and got the truth out. They did their due diligence and tried to get everything right. I’ve been confident all along and know I didn’t do anything wrong. It was a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, and I’m just ready for football.”
The Miami-Dade County state’s attorney contacted Dumervil’s lawyer Harvey Steinberg on Tuesday and informed him that they would not move forward with the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.
“I mean, obviously, because I was raised a certain way,” Dumervil said. “Having to make that phone call to your mom after getting out of jail, she was the first person I called. I wanted to make sure she didn’t overreact or get too stressed. She doesn’t take bad news too well. So, making that phone call more than anything is what I really remember in this whole situation. So, you know, I’m glad to move forward from that.”
The DE stated that he “didn’t do anything wrong” and was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
“I’m just ready to continue my life,” he said.
Hopefully that will be the case but with NFL Roger Goodell running things, “Doom” still may be punished by the league even if the law has cleared him of any wrong doing.
I doubt that will happen but it could.
If suspended Saints LB Jonathan Vilma has done anything this year it’s that he may have earned the players some leverage when it comes to contesting suspensions and other penalties that come out of Goodell’s office.
Win, lose or draw Vilma’s ongoing court issue with Goodell has at least introduced the thought process that the commissioner’s power cannot be almighty.
This could definitely help Dumervil in his cause as Goodell would be foolish to go after him in this climate.