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No details yet but the charge is pretty serious.
Denver Broncos star defensive end Elvis Dumervil was arrested in Miami Saturday night. CBSDenver.com - News for Colorado and Denver from CBS4, plus Sports, Weather, Traffic and Top Spots
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That's worse than the Burress deal a few years ago, IIRC. Dumervil probably will be out of the league, and probably will be in jail
Sucks for Woodyard and the Bronco's D.
Nothing good happens in Miami...
Not sure if you've read more elsewhere (I haven't), but I do not know how you could take that this situation is worse from this article. There were hardly any details.
Espn has more details and it's not gonna be that bad unless something new pops up. All he did was show the pistol. Definitely not worse than Plax.
It smells like microwaved homeless people in here.
"According to the police report Dumervil is accused of aggravated assault with a firearm. His bond was set at $7,500."
I believe that the Burress incident was simply having a firearm in his possession and shooting himself in the leg. He didn't assault anyone. Charges for criminal possession for a firearm I would assume are much less onerous than for aggravated assault with a firearm. However we are talking about NYC versus Miamuh, so it may be okay to wave a gun in someone's face in Florida.
But Plaxico's went off in a public place.
Assault just means you put someone in fear of a battery... i.e. he showed the gun to scare someone that he was going to shoot them. It is aggravated because of the presence of a firearm. The title sounds a lot worse than it actually is. I don't mean to insinuate that its not serious crime/tort or to suggest he won't face any punishment, but typically speaking it is not severe. That being said, the punishment handed down by Goodell will likely be the big consequence for Dumervil. Being a Saints fan, I would expect it to be fairly harsh.
That sucks, DooooMervill is one of the few former cardinals that I liked. Dude was a ferocious DE.
"According to the police report, the parties got into a verbal argument that included horn-blowing and name-calling. At some point during the argument, the accusers in the Impala say, Aguste exited the Mercedes and approached them. Aguste allegedly verbally threatened the riders in the Impala and then lifted up his shirt to reveal a firearm in his waistband, police said.
The accusers also say in the report that Dumervil, a Miami native, walked up to the Impala and lifted his shirt to display a firearm, but never said anything.
After Dumervil and Aguste displayed the firearms, the driver of the Impala quickly accelerated in an attempt to get away, the report stated."
This sounds pretty serious to me.
Police say a road rage incident in Miami Beach led to the arrest of Denver Broncos defensive tight end Elvis Dumervil.
As I said, I'm not condoning the behavior or suggesting he doesn't deserve punishment. It is serious... but in the context of criminal liability, an assault is not that major because there was no damage except to the emotional state of the person who was assaulted. I don't mean to suggest he won't be punished... but if you think he will be going to jail I think you will be disappointed.
I'm not an attorney. I have no idea what will happen to him. But I, as a lay person, feel that flashing a gun at a traffic light at the very minimum needs revocation of a concealed carry license and a significant probation. You sound more educated on the matter than I, so I'll assume that you are correct.
It is a serious matter and is not to be taken lightly. I agree that Goodell will come down on him hard, but in the grand scheme of things, a gun going off is more serious than a gun not going off.
I don't practice criminal law, so there may be someone on here who can shed more light on the situation. And to be sure, it's criminal behavior, meaning society has deemed it intolerable. That in and of itself makes it "serious." My point was just that, in comparison to Plaxico, the weapon was never discharged, so in that context, there was less harm possible.
We also don't know all of the facts... his past record, whether he was provoked, whether he has a license for the firearm, or to conceal it. Those are all things to take into account, and he may have broken other laws than aggravated assault, which would play a role in any sentence he might receive. But, just for context: in Louisiana, where I practice, aggravated assault's maximum penalty (standing alone for a first time offender) is 6 months in jail and/or a fine, the amount of which I'm not sure of.
I would suspect that at a minimum, he will have to pay a fine/perform community service and lose his license (if he had won) to carry a weapon. Which, in my opinion, in a criminal context is not that bad... that's why I think the punishment he gets from Goodell will be far more severe. And rightfully so, that conduct would get you fired from a lot of companies.
Mrbaseball is right on with his comments. He will probably plead down to a lesser charge and get probation. I also look for goodell to suspend him a minimum of four games and won't be surprised If its 8.
Plax did assault someone it just happened to be himself. lol.
I kinda like the way you substituted "won" for "one" in your parentheses...sign of a true sportsman!
haha nice catch... I totally missed that.
and the fact that it was illegal in the first place to possess a handgun in NYC if I believe correctly. So not only was what he did illegal, but he shot himself too. Double whammy. But haven't read much on this, but not very smart
Worse than that. It went off in New York City.
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