Von Miller paid for his speeding ticket last year in California

Von Miller's California traffic ticket has been paid.

The Denver Broncos linebacker was ticketed last year, on March 8, by the California Highway Patrol in Orange County. The ticket was for "exceeding max speed limit of 65 mph," Gwen Vieau, spokeswoman for Orange County Superior Court, told NFL Media on Thursday.

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is one game into a six-game suspension the NFL gave him for violating its substance-abuse policy.
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is one game into a six-game suspension the NFL gave him for violating its substance-abuse policy. (Jack Dempsey/Associated Press)

The matter was resolved a few months later, on July 9, when officials received Miller's payment of $559, Vieau said. After that, the case was closed.

Miller's agent, Joby Branion, told NFL Media that the fine was so high was because Miller didn't want to fly back to California for the court date. So the $559 included an extra penalty for not appearing in court.

But the earlier reports that a bench warrant was issued for Miller were false, Branion said. Vieau said court records showed no indication of a warrant being issued for Miller in the case.

"No warrant was ever issued for Von's arrest," Branion said in a statement. "The assertions presented last evening that this is an open matter and that a warrant is -- or ever was -- pending are absolutely false."

Miller started the season serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Earlier this month, Miller was cited in Colorado for driving without a license and speeding.

Miller was arrested in August, also in Colorado, after a background check showed he had a warrant for failure to appear in an October 2012 citation for careless driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance.