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Von Miller says multiple fines won’t change the way he plays


The good news for Broncos linebacker Von Miller is that he wasn’t fined this week. The bad news is that the NFL has fined him so many times already in his two-year career that he could be close to getting suspended if he picks up any more roughing the passer penalties.

But Miller says that it doesn’t matter if the NFL wants him to change his ways. He plans to keep going after quarterbacks the way he always has.

“I don’t think I’ll change anything,” Miller told the Denver Post. “When you’re playing fast, stuff like that happens. None of my (fined) hits were intentional. You try to go out there and play with a fanatical effort and a relentless pursuit to the ball, sometimes things just happen.”

Regarding his $25,000 fine for a low hit on Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman two weeks ago, Miller said he was blocked into Freeman.

“I was thrown into the quarterback, it wasn’t me actually aiming in those areas. I was actually thrown by offensive linemen down toward the quarterback’s leg area,” Miller said.

Miller’s fine demonstrates that the NFL didn’t accept that explanation. And his refusal to change his ways even after repeated fines will likely not be warmly received in the league office.

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25 Responses to “Von Miller says multiple fines won’t change the way he plays”
  1. ttgb2 says: Dec 14, 2012 8:16 PM

    Go back and look at every one of his roughing the passer penalties.

    Von Miller is as far from a dirty player as they come.

    The amount he’s been fined is crazy, and I seriously doubt the NFL will ever suspend the guy.

  2. genericscreenname says: Dec 14, 2012 8:27 PM

    The NFL doesn’t have a Von Miller problem. It has a Roger Goodell problem.

  3. hbdbrowns33 says: Dec 14, 2012 8:31 PM

    Who cares what the league thinks. He plays football the right way 100% to the whistle and if he picks up a penalty here and there so what. Every team in the NFL wants a Von Miller and I wish there were more like him.

  4. tatvin says: Dec 14, 2012 8:32 PM

    Von Mille DPOY!!!

  5. td30 says: Dec 14, 2012 8:37 PM

    good. the guy just plays with pure heart every single play. when a guy his size is moving as quick as he moves against 300lb o-linemen, uncontrollable things happen

  6. denverdougz says: Dec 14, 2012 8:57 PM

    Good. These fines are nonsense. If you’ve watched any of the hits you know they were accidental and that von had no intention of hurting anybody.

  7. chattanola says: Dec 14, 2012 9:27 PM

    Yeah you right! Wish my team had a Von Miller or at least someone with a Von Miller attitude. Too bad about the stupid fines.

    Does anyone know if whoever reviews the fines is a single person or a panel? and if it’s a single person is it the same person doing the reviewing from week to week? The fines wouldn’t be so bad if there was some kind of standard about them. They’re all over the road and out of hand.

  8. rushbacker says: Dec 14, 2012 10:12 PM

    Screw the league office. Play your game, Von!

  9. justintuckrule says: Dec 14, 2012 10:43 PM

    For how good he is and how much he means to that team, the broncos should gladly pick up the tab on any and all fines or loss of pay

  10. hansenbrothers says: Dec 14, 2012 11:00 PM

    Goodell will just suspend him for the year

  11. thefiesty1 says: Dec 14, 2012 11:18 PM

    There goes that defensive MVP.

  12. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Dec 14, 2012 11:28 PM

    genericscreenname says:
    Dec 14, 2012 8:27 PM
    The NFL doesn’t have a Von Miller problem. It has a Roger Goodell problem.
    Wrong. The league has a retired players suing the league for not protecting them problem. Doesn’t matter who runs the league it has to look like they care about player safety.

  13. papacrick says: Dec 14, 2012 11:59 PM

    The comments on here are laughable. This guy plays the right way but when Suh plays like this he’s the dirtiest player of all time and everybody wants him suspended. Nice double standard

  14. sourdoughsam says: Dec 15, 2012 2:03 AM

    Think about the amount of personal fouls get called and which side of the ball they get called against. It’s a little annoying to me that the league thinks it’s okay to suspend and disproportionate amount of defensive players on the basis of penalties. I can only imagine how the league’s defensive players feel.

  15. pinchegringo12 says: Dec 15, 2012 3:30 AM

    Von lights out, but does it in the right way…doing his job in pass rush. Funny, witty guy too.

  16. denverdude7 says: Dec 15, 2012 4:27 AM

    Mr. Miller,

    Don’t change a thing and keep playing like the Defensive Player of the Year you are.

    When all is said and done that Super Bowl ring is going to look good on your finger.

  17. broncosfan29 says: Dec 15, 2012 4:40 AM

    miller plays the game the way its meant to be played. i understand the nfl wants safety. but they want safety so bad its ruining the game. they need to get goodell out of office!!!!!!

  18. jetfanfolife says: Dec 15, 2012 7:20 AM

    It’s all fun and games until that one “roughing the passer” penalty is the reason your team lost.

  19. blackchief29 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:13 AM

    I’m a die hard Chiefs fan and always welcome Denver’s adversities. However, Miller is not a dirty player and he shouldn’t change how he plays the game of football. So many good things in our culture are being watered-down and dismantled before our eyes……..our sacred game of football is another. The game is meant to be played how Miller plays the game. It’s sickening to see this type of young incredible talent and representative of pro football get fined.

  20. ravensfan8780 says: Dec 15, 2012 8:34 AM

    I’m glad he’s not going to change his way, I watched Ed Reed last week clearly change how he was tackle a guy last week, because he’s already had the threat of a suspension.

  21. lionsdraftguy says: Dec 15, 2012 9:07 AM

    Dont hit someone Von Miller, the PFT posters will start calling you a dirty player.

  22. rahavort says: Dec 15, 2012 9:20 AM

    I’m not calling him a dirty player…but I do remember when the Broncos played the Patriots in the playoffs last year and on a punt Miller walked up to one of the Patriots players and shoved him for no reason. Pointless to say but he was swarmed by Pats players..

  23. awdlmd says: Dec 15, 2012 9:24 AM

    Von gets fined a lot because he gets to the QB a lot. Guys like Suh and Harrison are out to hurt someone. Von his out to make a play.

  24. stoytashaan says: Dec 15, 2012 10:35 AM

    Lambert, Butkus and Tatum would, I assume, be in debt if they played today.

  25. andersong0857 says: Dec 15, 2012 1:35 PM

    probably best linebacker in game right now

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