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Elvis Dumervil Pleads Innocent in Alleged Assault of Broncos Employee

Jan 11, 2011 – 2:41 PM
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Elvis DumervilDENVER -- Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil pleaded innocent Tuesday to charges of assault and disturbing the peace, which stem from an alleged altercation with a stadium attendant last October.

Judge Johnny Barajas set an April 5 trial date in Denver County Court for Dumervil, who led the NFL in sacks in 2009 but missed all of this past season after tearing his pectoral muscle during the first week of training camp last summer.

The alleged incident occurred when Dumervil attended the Broncos' game against the Raiders on Oct. 24 at Invesco Field at Mile High. The attendant challenged him from passing through a restricted area for players because he didn't have credentials, which Dumervil has said he forgot at home. He showed his driver's license, to no avail.

At some point, there was an altercation, which Dumervil has described as minor. Eventually, a Broncos' employee came along to vouch for Dumervil, who was then allowed in. However, authorities at the stadium issued a citation to Dumervil, leading to the charges in the case.
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