Von Miller

Von Miller outside the courtroom in Arapahoe County on Oct. 28, 2013. (credit: CBS)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – A judge has given Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller 90 days to complete 24 hours of community service in his traffic violations case.

Miller initially didn’t appear in Arapahoe County Court in a traffic violations court case on Monday morning, but Magistrate Christina Apostoli told Miller’s lawyer Abraham Hutt that she wanted the football star in the courtroom.

Approximately a half hour later Miller came to court with Hutt.

Broncos players had the day off Monday. When coach John Fox met with the media, he said Miller “was just going on his lawyer’s advice,” not to attend the hearing before being called to go over to the courthouse.

Miller has driving violations that stretch back to 2011 when he plead guilty to speeding. Last year he was cited for careless driving and driving without a license. He was again stopped for speeding and driving without a license in September.

In addition to the 24 hours of community service the judge told Miller to complete, Miller now must complete a Level 1 driving class before his next court date of Jan. 23, at which time his lawyer will enter guilty pleas for minor traffic violations. Miller does not need to be in court for the January hearing.

Miller was suspended for the first six games of the NFL season for a non-related league drug policy violation. He played in the Broncos most recent two games.

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