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Von Miller faces arrest warrant for alleged assault of a pregnant person

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Dallas police are seeking the arrest of Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller in connection with an alleged assault, a Dallas Police Department spokesperson confirmed in an email to USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.

Police said they responded to a call at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday involving the alleged assault of a pregnant person. According to the police spokesperson, a preliminary investigation determined that Miller and the victim had gotten into a verbal argument prior to the assault, after which Miller left the scene.

Dallas police also said the victim, who has not been identified, was treated for minor injuries but not transported to a hospital.

Miller’s agent did not immediately reply to a request for comment from USA TODAY Sports. The Bills are in the midst of their bye week following a 37-34 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

“This morning, we were made aware of an incident involving Von Miller,” the team said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this point.”

The NFL said it is also aware of the matter and has been in contact with the Bills.

“We have no further comment at this time,” NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy wrote in an email. “The league will monitor all legal developments in the case.”

Dallas police said the arrest warrant has been issued for “Assault – Pregnant Person,” which is a third-degree felony under criminal law in Texas.

Miller, 34, was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft and has long been considered to be one of the top pass-rushers in the league. He has recorded 123.5 sacks and been named to eight Pro Bowls over the course of his career.

Contact Tom Schad at tschad@usatoday.com or on social media @Tom_Schad.

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