Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller could be called as a witness in the death penalty murder case against Dexter Lewis, accused of stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar in October.
Miller's name is among more than 100 potential witnesses in the case. He is listed as a possible acquaintance of Lewis, but there is no indication Miller had ever met or knew anyone in the case.
Prosecutors last week filed a list of potential witnesses who may be called during the sentencing phase of the trial.
"We've been aware that Von's name appears on a potential witness list, but he has zero direct involvement in this case," said Patrick Smyth, Broncos executive director of media relations.
During the investigation, Miller's name was brought up and investigators followed through with an interview, said Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver district attorney's office.
"All of the work that is done during an investigation is documented, and that includes any interviews that are done regardless of any real impact on an investigation," Kimbrough said. "In a criminal case, there may be any number of people on a witness list that may never be called, but their names were included as documentation as part of the investigation."
Lewis faces 16 counts in the attack at Fero's Bar and Grill. The charges include multiple counts of first-degree murder, felony murder, robbery and arson. Prosecutors announced that they are seeking the death penalty against Lewis.
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Denver Post staff writer Mike Klis contributed to this report.