Report: Von Miller facing a four-game suspension

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The Broncos may need to sign John Abraham, after all.

With sack specialist Elvis Dumervil already gone for Baltimore, sack specialist Von Miller may not be available for the Broncos, for at least the first four games of the 2013 season.

According to ESPN, Miller currently is facing a four-game suspension for violating league policy.  The suspension currently is under appeal.

If it’s the PED policy, it means Miller had one violation.  If it’s the substance-abuse policy, it means he’s had multiple violations.

Either way, it means that someone has been blabbing, in direct violation of the NFL’s requirement that unresolved suspensions remain strictly confidential.

It happened last year to Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who now carries in some minds the stigma of cheater, even though he won his appeal and avoided a suspension.  And it now will happen to Miller, even if he prevails.

That said, it’s still not clear whether Miller allegedly violated the policy regarding performance-enhancing substances, or whether he violated multiple times the policy regarding recreational drugs — one of which is now legal to use in the state where the Broncos play their home games.

The appeal could be resolved before the start of the regular season, or it could linger.  Much of it depends on the complexity of the case, which possibly includes a defense based on Miller claiming his result was skewed by breathing chicken-coop fumes.

96 responses to “Report: Von Miller facing a four-game suspension

  1. Hahahaha. Keep running your mouth about the Pats boy, looks like you’re the one getting by, by violating the rules. Every one wants to talk about the Pats off season, looking like the Broncos are having one just as worse.

  2. Not Surprising, half the NFL is on Something. Y’all think some of the guys can take some of these hits and keep coming back for more each week Naturally ? There is a Reason their hasn’t been HGH Testing Implementing yet because alot of Players are Using, I can’t blame them though if I was in the NFL I’d probably be juiced also.

  3. But I will say its a Shame he can’t play in the Opener because I was looking forward to Our O Line shutting him down again like we did in the Playoffs.

  4. In that picture it appears that Von Miller is pointing to his next home team, Seattle.

  5. bostonian13 says:
    Jul 22, 2013 11:33 AM
    Hahahaha. Keep running your mouth about the Pats boy, looks like you’re the one getting by, by violating the rules. Every one wants to talk about the Pats off season, looking like the Broncos are having one just as worse.

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    Yea because having a player convicted of murder is just as bad as drinking and smoking pot….smh

  6. Every one wants to talk about the Pats off season, looking like the Broncos are having one just as worse.

    Yeah, um, no they’re not.

  7. Wow, I only thought the Patriots cheated. You mean the Broncos cheat too? Not to mention their executives that just got slapped on the wrist for DUIs. The Broncos make the Pats look like choir boys.

  8. Damn, I hope it isn’t PED’s.

    I’m not a real Broncos fan but I like Von Miller. I swear I read an in article him talking about having ADHD. If it’s PEDs I’d put $ down it was Adderal.

  9. Well at least he didn’t kill anyone. Nevertheless, I hope whatever he did, he comes clean, so he doesn’t look like that annoying jaw-jabber Richard Sheman.

  10. Considering the off season the Broncos are having, I am amazed how every writer is picking them to dominate the afc. Too many distractions and a couple injuries can ruin a super bowl season pretty fast.

  11. Would anyone really be shocked to find out that more than 50% of the guys on their favorite team are on something? There is no testing for HGH and these guys are so freakishly large- nothing would surprise me. For every one guy that gets caught, Im sure there are 20 more who are using.

  12. Timbuttrumm…..

    Never said they didn’t; but miller is known for running his mouth about the Pats…..and now he’s suspended for using PEDs, so yeah that’s what the guy gets. Win something and then he can continue talking.

  13. “Every one wants to talk about the Pats off season, looking like the Broncos are having one just as worse.”

    “Yeah, um, no they’re not.”

    When it comes out that Von Miller’s ban substance was the people he murdered and ate; then you will eat those words. With a side of faba beans and a nice chianti

  14. i am not going to hold this against miller and call him anything, he is a good kid who made some bad decisions, if he comes back and still wrecks shop then its forgotten sooner than later……sherman is a loudmouth who benefits from having one of the best d lines and linebacking crews in the game and acts as if he is a gift to the sport of football, im sure that has more to do with people calling sherman names than the hgh problem, that and so many other shehawk players have been cought too.

  15. 2 of their executives and a player were caught drinking and driving, and now a player suspended for PEDs. Oh yeah, not a bad offseason at all. Stay classy, buddy.

  16. Every one wants to talk about the Pats off season, looking like the Broncos are having one just as worse
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    Just as worse, really? SMH

    Nothing to be proud of with the off field antics on the Broncos, but no, nobody arrested for murder here.

  17. It’s adderall fellas. I knew about the Bruce Irvin suspension before it was announced and I was worrying this was coming down the pipe knowing Bruce and Von were training together everyday in Miami. Makes Denver defense very very mediocre for first month of the season.

  18. Chicken-coop fumes?????

    I know this has to be a typo, Right? If thats his legit defense, and for some reason it prevails. Oh lordy the precedent that will come.

  19. Half the front office gets arrested for DUI then
    Von Miller does a Merriman. Interesting off season in Denver. Let the season begin.

  20. YES…great news! But of course he’ll probably get off because he’s a Donkey…and the NFL loves MegaHead.

  21. THIS JUST IN! A REPORT CLAIMING THAT THE FOLLOWING NFL TEAMS HAVE PLAYERS THAT USE PED’S

    Buffalo Bills
    Miami Dolphins
    New England Patriots
    New York Jets
    Baltimore Ravens
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Cleveland Browns
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Houston Texans
    Indianapolis Colts
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Tennessee Titans
    Denver Broncos
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Oakland Raiders
    San Diego Chargers
    National Football Conference
    Dallas Cowboys
    New York Giants
    Philadelphia Eagles
    Washington Redskins
    Chicago Bears
    Detroit Lions
    Green Bay Packers
    Minnesota Vikings
    Atlanta Falcons
    Carolina Panthers
    New Orleans Saints
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Arizona Cardinals
    St. Louis Rams
    San Francisco 49ers
    Seattle Seahawks

  22. Not to get on a soap box too much, but if it were not for playing fantasy sports with friends, I probably would not watch sports at all these days. everything you watch is a mirage. these guys who are “elite athletes are” are really just pharmaceutical monsters. It can be entertaining at times , but when you see long standing records that were put up by clean athletes from years past drop, it just loses its luster. And now everyone is a suspect even if they are clean. It is just sucking the enjoyment out of sports to know that it’s not real. It’s like watching storage wars and then finding out it is all staged. You always had your suspicions about it , but when it comes out you just don’t want to watch the show anymore.

    as for this comment:

    Everyone wants to talk about the Pats off season, looking like the Broncos are having one just as worse.

    Murder always trumps DUI and PED’s. Not even close. New England had a much worse off season.

  23. ok we have all watched top 1oo right… von miller was ranked eighth right behind smith von miller is either the best if not second best linebacker in the nfl. and you have seen all the stories on pft about von and his chicken farm so i bet someone saw him actin unusual and got the wrong idea.

  24. ravensfan19 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    But I will say its a Shame he can’t play in the Opener because I was looking forward to Our O Line shutting him down again like we did in the Playoffs.
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    Like the blatantly obvious hold on him on the miracle bomb to end the half? Yeah I agree tool. Rainbow Joe got his 2013 Christmas in January, it won’t happen again.

  25. I really don’t get the issue with HGH. Why make it illegal for a guy who is injured to take HGH and get healthy quicker and get back on the field and earn his money? Where’s the problem?

  26. Let’s see… HGH helps you heal faster, weed makes you drive slower and act mellow. Ban ’em Roger! This is the No Fun League, after all.

  27. Now the Broncos are TIED for the lead for PED violations. Lets see if the media and fans take the drama to the next level again. If you’re a fan of the Patriots, Redskins, Giants you might want to wait before chiming because 1 more you’ll be here too. PEDs are an NFL problem they need to clear up until people look at the sport the way they do baseball.

  28. You can tell he smokes cigs or marywanna by looking at his lips. They’re too dark and he always has vaseline on them. Just an observation…

  29. How in the world does Merriman’s name constantly come up as a poster child for steroids? He got busted once in May of ’06 (and was suspended for 4 games during the season) and still put up incredible years in ’06 & ’07. He took a cheap shot to the knee by the Titans in a playoff game and was never the same. Partly because he foolishly put off surgery after the ’07 season. Merriman is out of football because of a bum knee, not steroids. Julius Peppers was suspended 4 games for ‘roids his rookie year. How come nobody puts an asterisk on his career?

    With the chance to make millions in a short period of time? Of cource players are going to risk getting caught for that kind of dough.

  30. timbuttrum says:

    Yeah, like the Pats know nothing of “violating the rules”…

    _______________

    As long as they’re on top of your mind(s), they’re winning. Keep it up!

  31. @lanjoith
    Merriman took steroids

    Peppers was suspended for using a banned substance in a dietary supplement

    look it up

  32. ravensfan19 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    But I will say its a Shame he can’t play in the Opener because I was looking forward to Our O Line shutting him down again like we did in the Playoffs.

    Denver was in control of that game. It took a MIRACLE for the Ravens to pull it out. Count your lucky stars and be grateful dude. Re-watch the game. You guys didn’t dominate anything. But I will give you credit for smacking the Patsies all over the place. In any case, Baltimore is going to get wrecked in Denver. Broncos may very well dominate the league this year so enjoy the last mth of your championship..

  33. shogunassasin30 says: Jul 22, 2013 12:46 PM

    ravensfan19 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    But I will say its a Shame he can’t play in the Opener because I was looking forward to Our O Line shutting him down again like we did in the Playoffs.

    Denver was in control of that game. It took a MIRACLE for the Ravens to pull it out. Count your lucky stars and be grateful dude. Re-watch the game. You guys didn’t dominate anything. But I will give you credit for smacking the Patsies all over the place. In any case, Baltimore is going to get wrecked in Denver. Broncos may very well dominate the league this year so enjoy the last mth of your championship..
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    if it wasn’t for 2 returns by Holiday the broncos wouldn’t have been in the game

  34. Pretty soon Elway’s going to threaten to play baseball if the rest of the organization doesn’t clean its act up…

  35. Miller tested positive for marijuana guys so stop with the roids accusations, just makes you look dumber.

  36. While Roiding up his chickens, he accidentally poked himself with the needle. He wasn’t wearing his glasses.
    Honest mistake.
    Fair enough.
    Atta boy Donkey!

    IN REGGIE WE TRUST
    MUCH RESPECT TO THE NATION

  37. In another spite of the Super Bowl Champs, because the opening day snub wasn’t enough.

    The suspension won’t start week one, rather it will be in place for when the Patriots play the Broncos.

    Lets see if Suggs was right…

  38. Broncos can’t hold “some” opponents under 35 points. That’s why they were one and done in the playoffs last year.

  39. Denver post says it was positive tests for amphetamines and marijuana in 2011.

    Ouch.

  40. themostlogicalofvoices says:
    Jul 22, 2013 11:39 AM
    bostonian13 says:
    Jul 22, 2013 11:33 AM
    Hahahaha. Keep running your mouth about the Pats boy, looks like you’re the one getting by, by violating the rules. Every one wants to talk about the Pats off season, looking like the Broncos are having one just as worse.

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    Yea because having a player convicted of murder is just as bad as drinking and smoking pot….smh

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    Hey voice, you can trade your Ray Lewis jersey in for a Hernandez jersey now.

  41. spellingcops says: Jul 22, 2013 12:04 PM

    ravensfan19 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    But I will say its a Shame he can’t play in the Opener because I was looking forward to Our O Line shutting him down again like we did in the Playoffs.
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    Like the blatantly obvious hold on him on the miracle bomb to end the half? Yeah I agree tool. Rainbow Joe got his 2013 Christmas in January, it won’t happen again.
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    spellingcops is still referring to his tear-stained list of excuses. That’s beautiful.

  42. metitometin says:
    Jul 22, 2013 11:42 AM
    Wow, I only thought the Patriots cheated. You mean the Broncos cheat too? Not to mention their executives that just got slapped on the wrist for DUIs. The Broncos make the Pats look like choir boys.

    DUI’s and substance abuse; not good at all. I am more concerned with “choir boys” in New England that commit murder and the fans there think no big deal. I guess Beli is considered the Mahatma afte spygate too.

  43. trifectajjc says: Jul 22, 2013 11:44 AM

    Big bonus for the Raiders. Means we MIGHT have a chance of beating Denver when we travel to Mile High.

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    I hate the Broncos as much as you do, but you’re delusional. You should focus your hope on HOME games against SD and KC, because the Raiders are still terrible.

  44. shogunassasin30 says:
    Jul 22, 2013 12:46 PM
    ravensfan19 says: Jul 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    But I will say its a Shame he can’t play in the Opener because I was looking forward to Our O Line shutting him down again like we did in the Playoffs.

    Denver was in control of that game. It took a MIRACLE for the Ravens to pull it out. Count your lucky stars and be grateful dude. Re-watch the game. You guys didn’t dominate anything. But I will give you credit for smacking the Patsies all over the place. In any case, Baltimore is going to get wrecked in Denver. Broncos may very well dominate the league this year so enjoy the last mth of your championship..
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    Hey shogun your donkeys didn’t beat one decent team last year, and try to recall what happened when you played the Pats last year. I believe the phrase is “Heel stomped!”
    Denver is a joke, they lost their 2nd best pass rusher, their best rusher is on the edge of suspension, their DB’s are ancient and/or overrated, and their QB is one good hit away from a 4th neck surgery.
    “Well we have Welker”. Yes, which means fewer catches for Decker and Thomas, the guys who can REALLY make plays downfield. Wes is king of the 6 yard pass and he is still looking for the end zone. Hell, he was beaten out of the starting slot job coming out of camp last year by Edelman.

    The one good thing Denver has going for is is that after a bad loss to a decent team this year their mangement can show the boys how to go out and get good and drunk to forget the loss.

  45. Weed is demonized waayyyyy too much. Class 1 narcotic? Seriously? The stuff is less dangerous than alcohol or cigarettes. Theres actually more benefits to it than side effects. Its better for you than pharmaceuticals and does the same jobb as half of them… or more.

    The only problem with marijuana is that anyone can grow it and the feds see that as a problem. Being they cant get their sticky little fingers on tax revenue. Keep it illegal and its worth more money that way.

  46. Sad to see what choices some make when given what most of us can only dream about. Its not about the broncos or the patriots its about the individual. I think I have become used to the routine by now that little surprises me. Commit a crime, say something on twitter, violate a drug police, get a dui,,,,,then say how sorry you are. To me and you that doesn’t work but, to an athlete it seems to.

  47. “if it wasn’t for 2 returns by Holiday the broncos wouldn’t have been in the game.”

    Special Teams are a part of the game smart guy. That wasn’t luck. Just as with Jacoby Jones returning all those kicks wasn’t luck either. BTW – Denver had more total yards in that game so to suggest they wouldn’t have been in the same if not for the returns is incredibly dense.

  48. O.K. Raider fans….Broncos would still win, they don’t even ahve to replace Von. I think 10 players on defence could stop the Raiderz. HA

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