Denver Broncos Von Miller Facing Suspension
By Allen Kim
The case is currently in the appeals process, so there’s still a chance that Miller avoids suspension altogether. There’s no word yet on what the violation is, but it’s likely to be a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs or substance abuse. Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman won his appeal last year, avoiding a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, so there’s still some hope for Miller.
Miller, the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, has taken the league by storm. The 24-year-old already has two All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections, and he won the Butkus Award — given to the top linebacker — last season too.
A suspension for Miller would only add to the tumultuous offseason the Broncos are having, and the loss of their stud strongside linebacker would be a huge blow to the Broncos defense. Miller has racked up 30 sacks in two seasons — with 18.5 of them coming last season — and he has quickly become one of the league’s premiere edge-rushers.
Update: Mike Klis of the Denver Post reported that Miller is being suspended for testing positive for amphetamines and marijuana stemming from his rookie season.
Miller has directly responded to some of the reports regarding a possible suspension on Twitter, saying, “Seeing reports abt 4 game susp. I know I did nothing wrong. I'm sure this'll be resolved fairly. Disapp. Broncos have 2 open camp like this.”