Sam Miller, a soon-to-be junior forward for the University of Dayton Flyers, is facing assault charges in Greene County, Ohio.
According to Greene County court records, Miller, a 6’9″ 240 pound forward who averages 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, was arrested in Beavercreek for Disorderly Conduct and drinking underage and was then subsequently taken to the Greene County Jail and placed in a holding cell.
Miller posted a $7,500 bond Monday and pleaded not guilty to an assault charge.
Another unidentified man was brought in and placed in the same cell. Miller and the other man began fighting. Deputies broke up the fight and Miller was taken to the emergency room to be evaluated. The report states Miller had “a lot of blood coming from his nose and a bump on his forehead.” The report also notes Miller can be seen on video approaching the second man and slapping him.
A police report from the Beavercreek Police Department said on Sunday officers were called to Caddy’s Tap House on the report of an assault. When officers arrived the saw security workers holding Miller down in the parking lot.
Officers approached and Miller continued to try to fight and yell obscenities. Miller was handcuffed and taken to a police car where he refused to get inside. The report says the officer has to place Miller on the seat and go around to the other side of the car and drag him inside. While in the back seat of the police car MIller continued to yell obscenities and kicked the door several times, according to the report.
The altercation began when a bartender told Miller he was cut off. Miller then became angry and knocked glasses off the bar before shoving the bartender. Security was then forced to escort Miller outside.
According to Miller’s attorney Dennis Lieberman, although Miller is due in court today, he will not be there, but sill instead file a written plea. Lieberman released no further comments on the matter.