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Peyton supports Von Miller “100 percent”

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Though it’s not clear what the NFL believes Broncos linebacker Von Miller has done, the league reportedly thinks he’s done enough to be suspended six games.  To Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, it doesn’t really matter.

Manning told reporters on Tuesday that his perspective on Miller hasn’t changed in recent days.

“There’s been a lot of noise and speculation,” Manning said.  “Von is one of our teammates.  He’s part of the family and I certainly have his back as his teammate and I know that all of the players do and the organization does.  We’ll get through this time and we support him 100 percent.”

Manning seems to also have developed no specific opinion on whether Miller will be available for Week One.

“It’s hard to get into the hypotheticals,” Manning said.  “I know everybody is out there shooting for breaking news and breaking tweets, but its all hypothetical at this point.  Von’s on the team right now he’s practicing.  We expect him to play this Saturday.  We’re looking to St. Louis Saturday and nothing really beyond that at this point.”

It’s a bit more than hypothetical that something is going on between Miller and the NFL.  The fact that Chris Mortensen of ESPN, who has cultivated over the years a strong relationship with the Mannings, is among those reporting that Miller faces a six-game suspension surely resonates with Peyton.

Still, there seems to be a lot more to this one than meets the eye.  As we explained this morning, questions about the sample collection process could be involved in Miller’s case.

Regardless, the suspension isn’t official until the appeal process has been finalized.  Two weeks and two days away from Week One, the hearing still hasn’t happened.  For now, no one knows when it all will be resolved.

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45 Responses to “Peyton supports Von Miller “100 percent””
  1. jmh10b says: Aug 20, 2013 4:41 PM

    I am guessing Von was a big supporter of Peyton’s rap video as well?

  2. facetooth says: Aug 20, 2013 4:45 PM

    Danny Manning > Peyton Manning

  3. unbiasfan says: Aug 20, 2013 4:47 PM

    Broncos are going downhill day by day, first both of the two top executives of the organization get DUI’s, then their best defensive player tries to cheat a drug test and now the best player on their team supports him? LOL the broncos are a joke

    Vikings > Broncos

  4. tonyugoh says: Aug 20, 2013 4:48 PM

    Why is this even a headline? Do you honestly think he’s going to say anything different? Now if Von got liquored up and called out Peyton and Dungy…

  5. seattlecoug says: Aug 20, 2013 4:49 PM

    40-10

  6. raidadon says: Aug 20, 2013 4:51 PM

    Peyton Fanning supports druggie law breakers! Real upstanding pillar in our society! See ya on the field without Bong Miller n Fax Elvis, ChickenBone!

  7. unbiasfan says: Aug 20, 2013 4:52 PM

    Top 10 QBs
    1. Peyton Manning
    2. Tom Brady
    3. Aaron Rodgers
    4. Matt Ryan
    5. Ben Roethlisberger
    6. Andrew Luck
    7. Mathew Stafford
    8. RG3
    9. Russell Wilson
    10. Christian Ponder

  8. nflcommissioner says: Aug 20, 2013 4:54 PM

    You did the crime now just do your time !!! That’s what Peyton needs to convey.

  9. newcomer2013 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:54 PM

    Manning is a class act.

  10. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 20, 2013 4:54 PM

    Great quarterbacks love cheaters.

  11. jimk003 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:55 PM

    Coming from a Vikings fan??? Really? Win a championship and then you can talk. With or without Von, Denver is still way better than your organization.

  12. ranger764 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:56 PM

    @ Unbiasfan. Care to wager on that Vikings > Broncos speculation? Your organization has been a joke for years and years. The Broncos are going through a rough off season admittedly, but they will get through it and once they start playing games nobody will be talking about the off season anymore.
    Your team consists of one player carrying the rest of your lame team on his back. Good luck getting back to the playoffs this year.

  13. jayhawk6 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:56 PM

    At least he didn’t support him 1,000%.

  14. newcomer2013 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:56 PM

    seattlecoug says:
    Aug 20, 2013 4:49 PM
    40-10

    Wow must be a great feeling to know you won a preseason game. Congrats to the whole Seattle organization.

  15. kinggator says: Aug 20, 2013 4:57 PM

    Better ingredients, better Von Miller – Papa Peyton

  16. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 20, 2013 4:57 PM

    seattlecoug says:
    Aug 20, 2013 4:49 PM
    40-10

    ___________
    Your life must really be empty if you’re crowing over a preseason win….

    Just so you know, when Manning was in Indy, they were notorious for losing preseason games….

  17. mwitt5148 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:57 PM

    It would have been better if Peyton said we only support him 65%.

  18. ranger764 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:57 PM

    10. Christian Ponder

    Laughable!

  19. raidadon says: Aug 20, 2013 4:57 PM

    Von Millers better than you attitude gonna find him n a cell wit Aaron Hernandez! The Urkel glasses aren’t foolin nobody O.J. jr! Perp is a perp is a perp. A&M producing some real gems!

  20. thegronk87 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:58 PM

    What is peyton now in the playffs, 8-12?

  21. 2cmorgan says: Aug 20, 2013 4:58 PM

    What else is he suppose to say about a team mate?

  22. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 20, 2013 4:58 PM

    unbiasfan says:
    Aug 20, 2013 4:52 PM
    Top 10 QBs
    1. Peyton Manning
    2. Tom Brady
    3. Aaron Rodgers
    4. Matt Ryan
    5. Ben Roethlisberger
    6. Andrew Luck
    7. Mathew Stafford
    8. RG3
    9. Russell Wilson
    10. Christian Ponder

    ________________________

    Is that a misprint…. I thought I saw Ponder on this list… and Drew Brees not on it….

  23. ranger764 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:58 PM

    40-10
    ————————————-
    It’s preseason dude, get over it.

  24. seansds3d says: Aug 20, 2013 5:00 PM

    Love seeing the Peyton/Bronco haters come out of the weeds… I can’t wait to see them throttle your team this year. It’s gonna be fun to watch!

  25. mwitt5148 says: Aug 20, 2013 5:01 PM

    I will always mean to give thumbs up but accidentally push report comment. Piggy backing off of the above comment. Christian Ponder is a joke and was a major reach at 12 overall. Should have gone in second or third round.

  26. tonyugoh says: Aug 20, 2013 5:06 PM

    8to80texansblog says:
    Aug 20, 2013 4:57 PM
    seattlecoug says:
    Aug 20, 2013 4:49 PM
    40-10

    ___________
    Your life must really be empty if you’re crowing over a preseason win….

    Just so you know, when Manning was in Indy, they were notorious for losing preseason games….
    ___________

    LOL and postseason games too! JK!

  27. outlawshark says: Aug 20, 2013 5:17 PM

    @ unbiasfan:

    If you are going to put Ponder at the bottom of a QB list, make sure there are at least 32 slots instead of only 10.

  28. jbaxt says: Aug 20, 2013 5:18 PM

    Peyton, shut your hole. If you support your cheater teammate then maybe you need a game or 2 suspension to reinforce the league’s values and that you should NOT support cheaters.

    I feel bad for Miller though having to cheat to succeed and all. Shawn Merriman was well below average after he was exposed too.

  29. granadafan says: Aug 20, 2013 5:26 PM

    I’m a huge fan of Aaron Rodgers, but Peyton’s statement is how to handle this kind of news without looking like a fool. Support your teammate without going into specifics that will come back to haunt you, especially on Twitter.

    Oh, and it’s clear the most deluded posters on PFT are fans of the Redskins, Vikings, and Seattle.

  30. kwgator says: Aug 20, 2013 5:45 PM

    Toast w/ Salsa on it > Papa John’s Pizza

  31. heyguru1969 says: Aug 20, 2013 5:45 PM

    @Unbiasfan stopped his amazing prediction at 10, but here’s his next 10:

    11) Sanchez
    12) Tebow
    13) Sanchez & Tebow’s baby
    14) Jake Delhomme’s nephew Bubba
    15) Miley Cyrus because he thinks she’s cute
    16) 3 Cheetos
    17) A brick
    18) Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam
    19) 3 Cheetos and a Pepsi One
    20) Chad Pennington (based on 11-19, Pennington is still a little too high)

  32. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 20, 2013 5:47 PM

    Who cares what MegaHead thinks…the Donkeys are imploding and I am loving every minute of it.

  33. haywoodjablomee says: Aug 20, 2013 5:55 PM

    This smacks of the Pouncey brothers supporting their Gator teammate Hernandez.

  34. lingsun54 says: Aug 20, 2013 5:55 PM

    I think it’s stupid to come and out say you support a teammate after he gets a 6 game suspension for being an idiot. It would be better to say that he owes us all an apology and he better work twice as hard when he gets back.

  35. purplekoolaid1 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:00 PM

    Peyton supporting Miller means absolutely nothing and changes absolutely nothing. Lord please, can we just start playing some regular season football games so most of this nonsense will just go away?

  36. patriots123456 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:02 PM

    Peyton must be listening to that “brain surgeon” McNabb.

  37. arrruserious says: Aug 20, 2013 6:17 PM

    I’m sure when Vaughn Miller was high he supported Peyton’s Papa Johns franchises 100%.
    Now its his turn

  38. beerbratscheese says: Aug 20, 2013 6:24 PM

    granadafan says:
    Aug 20, 2013 5:26 PM
    I’m a huge fan of Aaron Rodgers, but Peyton’s statement is how to handle this kind of news without looking like a fool. Support your teammate without going into specifics that will come back to haunt you, especially on Twitter.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I agree, but in Rodgers’ defense, this is pretty much how he handled the Johnny Jolly situation a few years ago.

    Rodgers definitely went over the top defending Braun, but it was more than a teammate/teammate situation. He was a close personal friend and business partner. There’s no doubt in my mind (based on the new stories coming out about Braun) that Braun lied to Rodgers, telling him he was innocent.

    Then Braun did win his appeal, and that’s when Rodgers went Twitter-happy.

  39. jbaxt says: Aug 20, 2013 6:30 PM

    Speaking of Rodgers, did he ever pay up to the guy he put a years salary on Braun being clean?

  40. packerbackernj says: Aug 20, 2013 8:10 PM

    God, I hate you Peyton Manning. Admittedly theres a layer of respect for the player that you are, peppered with hate. Hateful respect.

  41. lanman11 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:10 PM

    Peyton is now in full blown Spin Doctor mode. The Broncos are in complete disarray and it’s self inflicted. The media is giving Manning a free pass. I can’t wait for the documentaries about how this team “overcame adversity.” We ignore lying, cheating, and substance abuse and the media turns it into something positive, but only if you are winning. That’s all that matters, and that’s clearly the position the Broncos have taken. They have sold their soul for a Super Bowl, BUT you can’t be this drunk, stoned, and stupid and expect to come out on top. It’s not right and it won’t happen.

  42. tindeaux says: Aug 20, 2013 8:30 PM

    peyton can’t say otherwise. that’s understandable

  43. All-American Voltron says: Aug 21, 2013 10:41 AM

    Could you imagine this?

    Peyton: “I know Von Miller didn’t use anything, and I’d bet a year’s salary to any lucky fan that don’t believe me.”

    (NFL suspends for PED use)

    Peyton: “I looked Von Miller in the eye and he lied to my face, and he let me hold my neck out for him. I’ll have to re-evaluate my friendship and partnership with Von Miller after this, and if you people were REAL Bronco fans, you’d turn your back on Miller too and support me and feel sorry for ME because if you think about it, I’M actually the victim here. This also exempts me from any bets I may have made on Miller if u didn’t pick up on that …”

    Of course this never would’ve happened, because Peyton Manning is not an idiot!!!

  44. All-American Voltron says: Aug 21, 2013 10:46 AM

    I agree, but in Rodgers’ defense, this is pretty much how he handled the Johnny Jolly situation a few years ago.

    Rodgers definitely went over the top defending Braun, but it was more than a teammate/teammate situation. He was a close personal friend and business partner. There’s no doubt in my mind (based on the new stories coming out about Braun) that Braun lied to Rodgers, telling him he was innocent.

    Then Braun did win his appeal, and that’s when Rodgers went Twitter-happy.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    What Rodgers did was ignorant, naïve, and stupid, just admit it! And by drilling on Braun to tell him what he used (if that’s what happened), what the heck is Braun supposed to do, its embarrassing to be accused of something like that? I’m sure he told a lot of people he was clean to save face until the results came through, and you also can’t afford leaks. Are you saying Braun should make all friends and family sign a non-disclosure agreement after every conversation??? If Rodgers was a good friend he would’ve expressed support but not set up Braun to look like an even bigger villain than he is now.

    Rodgers has a big mouth, plain and simple, he comments and remarks on all sorts of things that ARE NOT HIS BUSINESS. from Mark Sanchez photo shoots to the Pro Bowl team, reporters from 8 years ago, to Ryan Braun, shut up already Rodgers!!!

  45. doubleogator says: Aug 21, 2013 11:29 AM

    who cares what HE thinks….

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