ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Broncos Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil won't be charged in a road rage incident in Miami Beach, Fla.
His lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, said the Miami-Dade County state's attorney informed him Tuesday that Dumervil had been cleared in the case. Dumervil had been arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A relieved Dumervil said he knew he "didn't do anything wrong," but was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
"I'm just ready to continue my life," he said.
The police report said Dumervil and another man were stuck in traffic on July 14, got into an argument with a female driver, and the two men displayed weapons. Dumervil told police he didn't have a gun; officers say they found one in the car's glove compartment.
Steinberg said Tuesday that the car Dumervil was driving that day belonged to his brother, as did the gun. He said Dumervil's brother has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but hadn't told Dumervil about the weapon being in the glove compartment.
Although Dumervil has insisted on his innocence all along, he said Tuesday the matter weighed heavily on him.
"I mean, obviously, because I was raised a certain way," he said. "Having to make that phone call to your mom after getting out of jail, she was the first person I called. I wanted to make sure she didn't overreact or get too stressed. She doesn't take bad news too well. So, making that phone call more than anything is what I really remember in this whole situation. So, you know, I'm glad to move forward from that."
Dumervil said he hadn't heard from Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has the power to punish him even without a charge or conviction in a case.
The Broncos (No. 10 in the AP Pro32) already will be without their five-time leading tackler D.J. Williams to start the season. The weakside linebacker is facing a six-game suspension for failing an offseason drug test.
Williams also is facing a drunken-driving trial next week that could result in an even longer suspension.
Dumervil led the league in sacks with 17 in 2009, but tore a chest muscle in camp in 2010, shortly after signing a $58 million contract. He returned last season and compiled 9 1/2 sacks, teaming with NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Von Miller to form Denver's dreaded "Doom & Gloom" pass-rushing duo.
Both went to the Pro Bowl and are expected to have even bigger seasons with Peyton Manning replacing Tim Tebow and leading a ball-control offense that should give Denver's defense more rest and more leads with which to work.
FILE - This Dec. 4, 2011 file photo shows Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, in Minneapolis. Dumervil has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm in Florida. Court records show the 28-year-old is facing the third-degree felony charge in Miami-Dade County. Det. Vivian Hernandez said Dumervil and another man were arrested Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Miami Beach, but that no further details were immediately available. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
John Fox, Elvis Dumervil, Justin Bannan
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, left, talks to Elvis Dumervil (92) and Justin Bannan (97) at NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil stretches during the team's minicamp at the teams training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Ray Lewis, Elvis Dumervil, James Harrison
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) laughs as he walks with Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil, left, and Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92), during NFL football practice for the AFC team practice, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Kapolei, Hawaii, for the Pro Bowl game scheduled for Jan. 29. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
Ben Roethlisberger, Elvis Dumervil
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) scrambles after the ball against Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil (92) after a bad snap in the second quarter of an NFL wild card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
Carson Palmer, Elvis Dumervil
Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil (92) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Aaron Rodgers, Elvis Dumervil
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass while being pressured by Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)