Elvis Dumervil of the Denver Broncos’ and another man were arrested Saturday night in Miami Beach and charge of aggravated assault with a firearm charges, which court records show is a third-degree felony.
The Denver Post reported Dumervil was released from jail Saturday after he posted $7,500 bond.
The circumstances surrounding his arrest were not immediately available.
“No charges have been filed. No aggravated assault or assault took place. And it is likely that once the full investigation is complete, no charges will be filed against Mr. Dumervil,” Harvey Steinberg, Dumervil’s attorney, told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Dumervil, 28, led the league in 2009 with 17 sacks and in 2010 he signed a $61.5 million contract extension before he suffered a torn pectoral muscle and missed the entire season.
Last season Dumervil, a Miami native, started 14 games and had 9 1/2 sacks.
The Denver Broncos said in a statement: “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.”