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See Why Von Miller, Witney Carson Were Voted Off DWTS

Denver Broncos Super Bowl MVP Von Miller's stint on Dancing With the Stars is over, but not because of farting, a habit that led partner Witney Carson to fine him $100 per explosion.

Rather, Miller's and Carson's performance to Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" — with Von dressed as Elvis Presley — simply failed to impress the judges quite enough on a night when other competitors scored higher.

While the teams of Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas and Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy earned perfect scores (the first of the season). Miller and Carson notched a 24.

Here's a look at their last dance.

Also bounced were Kim Fields and Sasha Farber despite a 27 for their routine — and Fields was emotional afterward.

Miller, for his part, shook off the defeat.

"I'm good, I'm good," he told Glamour. "It's been a wonderful experience, a true blessing. You gotta go out there and get 10s now, and we got 8s. The competition is so, so high right now, but it was special for me and special for Witney," who he helped raise $4,000 for The Skin Cancer Foundation.

By the way, the Glamour post hardly sacks Von for a loss. "If there's a MVP trophy for DWTS, then give that to him," the site allows. "Von isn't afraid to let loose, whether he's channeling Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley. Von as The King may only have scored three eights, but he gets an A for effort in my book."

Too bad for Miller that trophies aren't awarded for trying hard. Guess he'll have to just have to give football another try. Here's a clip of last night's elimination announcement.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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