ENGLEWOOD, Co. -- Embattled Denver standout pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil was the first member of the team to meet the press Wednesday, the day the Broncos reported to training camp.
It was Dumervil’s first public statement since his arrest for an incident earlier this month in Miami. Dumervil has been accused of aggravated assault with a firearm stemming from a road rage incident on South Beach on July 14. While he was eager to meet the press, Dumervil did not shed much light on his situation.
“I know you guys have a lot of questions, but out of respect for the investigation, there’s not much I can say,” Dumervil said. “Once the investigation is completed, the truth will come out, and I’ll answer whatever questions [you have].”
Dumervil said he is excited camp is starting and he can concentrate on football. Dumervil could face a potential NFL suspension because of the incident. He said he has not heard from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Denver coach John Fox said the team will wait for the facts of the case before reacting.
“Well, when you're involved in a situation like that as an organization, just like any situation you’re involved in, you have to gather the information and find out, in the best way you can, the facts and let the process work itself out, and the truth eventually comes out,” Fox said.
Dumervil clearly has the support of his teammates as he begins camp.
“He’s going to be my big brother, regardless,” fellow Denver pass-rusher Von Miller said. “All I can do is be Von to Elvis. All that stuff, it was unfortunate that it happened, but all I can possibly be is Von. I’m sure he has a lot of people asking about that stuff. It’s already a burden in his life right now and I don’t want to contribute to any of that. I just want to be Von, just laugh and lift his spirits a little bit and not even worry about any of that stuff.”