One of the NFL's biggest names will be heading the courtroom in a matter of extortion. Super Bowl MVP and NFL sack extraordinaire Von Miller is fighting to prevent a sex tape from leaking out, according to a report from The Smoking Gun. The tape is from June of 2016 when Miller was in Cancun, Mexico.
It is important to note that the lawsuit does not specifically use Miller's name, but rather uses an alias to keep the plaintiff anonymous. This suggests that maybe #58 isn't the culprit after all and The Smoking Gun isn't clear about how it is evident Miller is involved.
Elizabeth Ruiz, the woman involved, has been dealt a restraining order in which she cannot release the video that was filmed on her cell phone. Miller is claiming that Ruiz has threatened to come out with the tape if he did not pay her a sum of $2.5 million.
Von Miller through his career
Von Miller through his career
Denver Broncosâ Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Carolina Panthersâ Cam Newton (1) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) throws for yardage as Texas A&M defender Von Miller (40) trails during the first half of an NCAA football game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)
South squad player Von Miller of Texas A&M is pictured the second half of the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller responds to questions during a news conference after he was selected as the second overall pick by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the NFL football draft, at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller walks along the sidelines during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Denver Broncos' Von Miller reacts after receiving the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year during the inaugural NFL Honors show Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Indianapolis.The New York Giants will face the New England Patriots in the NFL football's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) celebrates after sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-19. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
File-This file photo of Aug. 24, 2013 shows Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller looking on during an NFL pre-season football game against the St. Louis Rams in Denver. After six weeks on the sideline, Miller returns to the Denver Broncos on Monday Oct. 14, 2013. They can use him. Ranked last in pass defense, the Broncos gave up another 303 yards to Jacksonville and their next game is against Andrew Luck and the Colts. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) celebrates a stop against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller hands a pair of new prescription glasses to one of more than 170 underprivileged children Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Denver. The effort, which is called Von's Vision, was founded by the Broncos linebacker in 2012 to provide needed eyewear and examinations to Denver-area young people. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) kneels over Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) after sacking him during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller celebrates a sack against the San Diego Chargers during the second half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) laughs with linebacker Von Miller (58) as they pose for team photos before an NFL football walk through practice in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Apparently, Miller was also approached by a "sex tape broker." The outside linebacker's lawyer explained the situation to Blatt with details of what Ruiz was demanding from Miller's side. Both sides in this case have met up previously, but Ruiz's attorney has made her price tag clear.
I'm sure this is the last thing the Broncos' All-Pro wants to deal with right now, but we all have to be accountable for our actions. When you have a lot of money, people are going to come after it. That is unfortunately how the world seems to work these days. While it is unlikely this will have any impact on the Super Bowl MVP's performance, we still could have an interesting story to monitor here.