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Von Miller: I “absolutely” don’t use marijuana

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Broncos linebacker Von Miller was a bit more expansive about his appeal of a four-game suspension than he was in his initial response on Twitter, but there was much that Miller wouldn’t talk about.

Miller didn’t offer too many details about the reasons for his suspension, which the NFLPA said was not for a performance-enhancing drug policy violation, or about reports that he’s previous failed drug tests. Confidentiality and respect for an ongoing process were pretty much the order of the day, although Miller did respond to a question about whether marijuana, which reportedly caused one of his positive tests, is part of his life.

“Absolutely not,” Miller said, via Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports.

Miller promised to offer more detailed answers to reporters once the appeal process has run its course and the Broncos are proceeding with business as usual until it does. Miller will be taking all his regular first-team reps at outside linebacker and the team will be preparing as if he’ll be in the lineup for the season opener against the Ravens.

That may turn out to be wishful thinking, but, for now, it’s the path the Broncos are taking.

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71 Responses to “Von Miller: I “absolutely” don’t use marijuana”
  1. nepo784 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:54 PM

    Deny. Deny. Deny.

  2. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:56 PM

    Just once I’d like to see one of these guys say “Yeah I smoke weed, so what? Legalize it already.”

  3. chargersdiehard says: Jul 24, 2013 2:56 PM

    I do!

  4. chiadam says: Jul 24, 2013 2:56 PM

    Why even ask him if weed is a part of his life? Not like he would let us all know.

    Well, unless he’s really Ricky Williams.

  5. twilson962 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:57 PM

    Dave’s not here maaaaaan…..

  6. gloryfromheaven says: Jul 24, 2013 2:58 PM

    As a Broncos fan, I’m extremely disappointed. If there ever comes a time where he’s caught doing it (again) I’ll lose all respect for him…

  7. brendanragan says: Jul 24, 2013 2:59 PM

    What was he going to say? “Hell yeah I smoke. I just try not to get busted. Whoops, right?”

  8. tbutler704 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:59 PM

    The more reefer you smoke, the more you want to smoke.

  9. spezzabangsmilfs says: Jul 24, 2013 3:00 PM

    Anyone who uses the phrase “use marijuana” doesn’t smoke/puff/blaze weed.

    I believe him

  10. rooneyruleblues says: Jul 24, 2013 3:01 PM

    This guy is a turd.

  11. pem34 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:01 PM

    “You take drugs Danny?”
    “Everyday”
    “So what’s the problem?”
    “I don’t know”
    “Ahh…I like you Betty”
    “Danny sir”
    “Danny”

  12. macmanud says: Jul 24, 2013 3:02 PM

    He takes something else tho…

  13. str8cashomie17 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:03 PM

    He doesn’t smoke it he eats it as an edible. Duh.

  14. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jul 24, 2013 3:05 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is betting next years salary on it.

  15. revischrist16 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:05 PM

    @harrisonhits2

    Just once I’d like to see one of these guys say “Yeah I smoke weed, so what? Legalize it already.

    I’m pretty sure Randy Moss and Ricky Williams did

  16. francheyes says: Jul 24, 2013 3:06 PM

    Yeah, well that’s just like your opinion man

  17. illinininer says: Jul 24, 2013 3:06 PM

    Yes, he absolutely doesn’t use marijuana currently. And by currently he means not since yesterday.

  18. vikingsrulez69 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:06 PM

    …anymore.

  19. dcapettini says: Jul 24, 2013 3:08 PM

    Marijuana use is legal in Colorado, so he doesn’t have to worry about getting busted.

  20. FlashPatterson says: Jul 24, 2013 3:09 PM

    People who don’t use marijuana usually test positive. His story checks out.

  21. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:11 PM

    he doesnt use it, but if he happens to have a rillo full of some killo he would puffo foreal tho!!!

  22. slick50ks says: Jul 24, 2013 3:11 PM

    Ryan Braun Miller.

  23. topcide says: Jul 24, 2013 3:13 PM

    considering the voters of colorado legalized weed, it would be interesting to see what happened if miller said ” yup, I smoke, it’s legal here” then challanged the suspension.

  24. poormanspoison says: Jul 24, 2013 3:14 PM

    I believe him and i dont think it will have any effect on the broncos even if he gets suspended for any time. they had good draft and some good free agent signings… scary team they are!

  25. bucrightoff says: Jul 24, 2013 3:14 PM

    Well yeah, he’s rocking the molly.

  26. 4thquartermagic says: Jul 24, 2013 3:14 PM

    spezzabangsmilfs says:
    Jul 24, 2013 3:00 PM

    Anyone who uses the phrase “use marijuana” doesn’t smoke/puff/blaze weed.

    I believe him
    ______________________________

    Great point here. People who smoke weed almost never refer to it as marijuana.

    Most smokers refer to it it as “weed,” “chronic,” or “that good sh*t.”

  27. tooz72 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:14 PM

    “i absolutely do not use PEDs”

    Ryan Braun

  28. pillowporkers says: Jul 24, 2013 3:15 PM

    @harrisonhits2:

    Ricky Williams has.

  29. geemoney713 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:15 PM

    “I don’t ‘use’ marijuana”?
    -Von Miller

    “Fornicate?
    Look, I’ve boned a lot of fat chicks in my time, sure. But, as far back as I can remember, I’ve never fornicated anybody.”
    -Bad Santa

  30. fanofevilempire says: Jul 24, 2013 3:16 PM

    if you don’t inhale you cannot fail!

  31. adkfootballfan says: Jul 24, 2013 3:17 PM

    Hasn’t Colorado legalized marijuana?

    Seriously, the Broncos sack total is going way down this year. First, FaxGate and Elvis leaving town and now Miller’s suspension.

    Average number of points that Payton is going to have to put up?

    31?

  32. fanofevilempire says: Jul 24, 2013 3:18 PM

    maybe someone blew smoke in his face and
    that is how he got a positive test, it is the only
    logical answer.

  33. sfsugator says: Jul 24, 2013 3:19 PM

    Isn’t bud legal in Denver now?? Jus sayin why is this a problem?

  34. mtheparrothead says: Jul 24, 2013 3:20 PM

    He following up by saying “just ask my buddy Aaron Rodgers. He’ll confirm it.”

  35. schmitty2 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:22 PM

    Whatever you say Smokey

  36. qweststrike2008 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:22 PM

    I’d rather hear he uses the Chron rather than X or PEDs….

    Whatever it was, dude is a straight up idiot. He would be getting tens of millions in guaranteed money in either 2014 or 2015, instead he’s going to take a serious reduction in guaranteed $$$$.

    Hope it was worth it, Von Piller.

  37. brettfavresmidget says: Jul 24, 2013 3:23 PM

    Marijuana? No.

    Drunk as a skunk and driving…hells yeah!!!!

  38. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 24, 2013 3:23 PM

    I can’t know if Miller is telling the truth or not but I believe more than half the players in the NFL do it.

  39. bobonmycob says: Jul 24, 2013 3:24 PM

    Cannabis is awesome, why pro athletes are not allowed to smoke it blows my mind. If Josh Brent was high and not drunk his team mate would still be alive. There is also CBD which helps with pain and swelling/inflammation. There is no advantage to smoking pot more so a disadvantage. It’s one thing for a group of teenagers to be in a garage passing a joint it’s another for a pro athlete in pain or stressed out to eat an edable, smoke a bowl, or rub on some topical lotion.

  40. bigbenh8tr says: Jul 24, 2013 3:25 PM

    spezzabangsmilfs says:
    Jul 24, 2013 3:00 PM
    Anyone who uses the phrase “use marijuana” doesn’t smoke/puff/blaze weed.

    I believe him
    _________________________________
    Or they just aren’t a burnout and can speak proper English.

  41. steelbloggin says: Jul 24, 2013 3:26 PM

    He’s all about the chronic…

  42. whatnojets says: Jul 24, 2013 3:26 PM

    We believe you, Mr. Miller.

    Sincerely,

    Screwem, Goode & Hart
    Attorneys at Law

  43. bigbenh8tr says: Jul 24, 2013 3:28 PM

    4thquartermagic says:
    Jul 24, 2013 3:14 PM
    spezzabangsmilfs says:
    Jul 24, 2013 3:00 PM

    Anyone who uses the phrase “use marijuana” doesn’t smoke/puff/blaze weed.

    I believe him
    ______________________________

    Great point here. People who smoke weed almost never refer to it as marijuana.

    Most smokers refer to it it as “weed,” “chronic,” or “that good sh*t.”
    ___________________________________
    You seriously think he would respond to a reporter saying he smokes chron or that he enjoys lighting up a J to a reporter even if he was admitting it? Wow

  44. Frazier28/7 says: Jul 24, 2013 3:29 PM

    We’re in here talking about this guy getting suspended over maijuana? Marijauna?! Man, this is some bull-sh*t! Marijuana is not a drug.

    But, uh, ah ha ha, if you weren’t smokin’ weed, then what were ya smokin’ genius?

  45. matzahballz says: Jul 24, 2013 3:33 PM

    I only believe he uses it to TRY and help his eyesight, have you seen the Hubble Telescope lenses the man looks through everyday?!

    God bless RexSpex!

  46. nolahxc says: Jul 24, 2013 3:35 PM

    Braun Miller.

  47. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 24, 2013 3:35 PM

    isn’t marijuana legal in Colorado

    same thing with ?Linzincum? in San Fran

  48. knowsalittleaboutfoorball says: Jul 24, 2013 3:41 PM

    If the NFL is so worried about drugs, then why don’t they test league wide for PED’s. this will never happen because the NFL is one step below the WWF in PED use. Might even bring safety into the league because the guys won’t be as big and fast. But hey it’s easier to bust for dope.

  49. minnesoulja says: Jul 24, 2013 3:41 PM

    gloryfromheaven says:
    Jul 24, 2013 2:58 PM
    As a Broncos fan, I’m extremely disappointed. If there ever comes a time where he’s caught doing it (again) I’ll lose all respect for him…

    —————————————————

    And as a person (most-likely) from Colorado you are a huge hypocrit.

    Marijuana isn’t a performance enhancing substance for one, and for two I thought the NFL CBA made testing for pot no longer valid?

    Or is that just NBA?

  50. bwisnasky says: Jul 24, 2013 3:42 PM

    topcide says:
    Jul 24, 2013 3:13 PM
    considering the voters of colorado legalized weed, it would be interesting to see what happened if miller said ” yup, I smoke, it’s legal here” then challanged the suspension.

    —————————————–

    Okay, for those of you who don’t realize, whether something is “legal” or not, your employer does have limited rights in dictating your behavior while on the job. So yes, technically, he can argue that well it’s legal in Colorado, so why are you hassling me. But the NFL, much like my employer, can say that we have a policy against it and if you want to work here, you will abide by our policy. For adults over 21, alcohol is very legal in this country, but I don’t know of too many employers that encourage the 3 Martini lunch anymore, and I guarantee you legal or not, if your employer has a contract that you sign that says you will not engage in said behavior, you or myself or whomever would be on the way out the door. Only reason why he gets a better chance is he’s a beast.. if he’s a scrub UFA or 7th round pick, they aren’t waiting for his appeal to go through.

  51. oakfolk says: Jul 24, 2013 3:48 PM

    Ok, Ryan Brau….I mean, Von Miller.

  52. rdumont55 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:04 PM

    I know for a fact that a good amount of NFL players partake in the green. They are drug tested right before training camp for it, and then are not tested again unless they are in the substance abuse program.

    Its funny how we focus on this drug, but the players are drinking and driving on a weekly basis.

    Its time the NFL goes the route of the NBA when it comes to this drug.

  53. jayniner says: Jul 24, 2013 4:07 PM

    Yeah Miller, and we “absolutely” don’t drink beer every Sunday watching football….

  54. Matt says: Jul 24, 2013 4:10 PM

    He doesn’t “use” marijuana, he smokes it. We know that much because he tested positive. Just once I’d love an athlete not to lie, but that would mean his appeal was literally just an attempt to avoid suspended games. Oh wait.

  55. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 24, 2013 4:11 PM

    All kidding aside…

    I hope it’s not true. The guy was a BEAST at A&M and led the nation in sacks.

    I’ve been watching his career fairly closely in Denver.

    Then again, marijuana is legal in Colorado so… he may not have broken any laws….

  56. mdagnew1 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:12 PM

    ok…so then what about the Mollie they found in your urine test? did someone slip you ecstasy in your drink?

  57. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 24, 2013 4:15 PM

    His glasses don’t fool me … they are made out of thick broken bong glass

  58. granadafan says: Jul 24, 2013 4:20 PM

    Braun and Von rhyme

  59. isithockeyseasonyet says: Jul 24, 2013 4:20 PM

    @8to8….
    Yes!!!

  60. donth8thehorns says: Jul 24, 2013 4:21 PM

    Miller, adamantly denies “using MaryJane”
    There are 3 red Flags here:
    1. He thinks April 20th is a national holiday! (4/20)
    2. His ringtone is Peter, Paul & Mary’s “puff the majic dragon”
    3. The empty boxes of twinkles in the back of his VW bus!
    I may be naive , but those are some tell tale signs of someone with “cataracts”

  61. thevikes99 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:24 PM

    I still don’t get it if you smoke pot fine, but with all that’s at stake and training camps around the corner can’t they just stop or put it on hold till atleast the season is over.

    Why ruin you’re life over some pot? I’m not saying pot is bad but to let it be my life style or let it alter my career is wrong.

    I hope he comes out clean he is a great player!

  62. annes22 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:28 PM

    Ryan Braun said he didn’t do anything wrong either. Why should we believe VonMiller??

  63. puhleezho says: Jul 24, 2013 4:32 PM

    because it is legal in colorado, he may be able to say it was second hand because everyone else in the room was smoking it.

  64. tbutler704 says: Jul 24, 2013 4:42 PM

    WHERE DA REEFER MAN AT??

  65. dattawesomeguy says: Jul 24, 2013 4:56 PM

    I wouldn’t be interesting to if he said “I do it, so what it’s legal here.” Because the Colorado Supreme Court already ruled in the favor of Dish Network (the employer) when an employee tested positive for marijuana at work and then Dish Network fired him. The ruling that he was fired justly was upheld because A) It is still ILLEGAL under Federal Law and B) When your employer sets forth a policy and you break that policy your employer has every right to terminate you for whatever policy you violate. If you signed a piece of paper that says by accepting this job offer I will not eat T-Bone steak and you eat a T-Bone steak and get fired because of it, it’s legal. I don’t understand why people don’t get that when it says “don’t do X or Y will happen” and then they do X and Y happens that they act shocked. The NFL pays him and makes the rules… maybe he should start abiding by them.

  66. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jul 24, 2013 5:15 PM

    Von Molley

  67. chapat79 says: Jul 24, 2013 5:38 PM

    Another athlete to believe until the truth comes out lol

  68. roidsg3 says: Jul 24, 2013 5:53 PM

    im sure hes mile high right now

  69. grumpyredskin23 says: Jul 25, 2013 12:02 AM

    Wake and bake Von, wake and bake!

  70. johninthewest says: Jul 25, 2013 1:31 AM

    Weed was a controlled substance in 2011. It was illegal then. You people it does not matter if it’s legal or not. He failed NFL policy.

  71. joetoronto says: Jul 25, 2013 5:41 AM

    The Donkeys are falling apart at the seams.

    Good stuff. :)

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