Report: Von Miller to be suspended today
Update: 9:20 pm ET
A six-game ban for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy is certainly out of the ordinary. The unusual circumstances that have led to Von Miller's abnormal suspension length have finally come to light.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the first urine sample Miller gave to the drug tester was spilled, by Miller. Miller was asked to provide another sample but could not. He then participated in an offseason workout, went back to give the drug tester a second urine sample, and that sample was found to have been diluted, triggering the suspension.
Miller is trying to have the suspension reduced to four games.
Update 11:53 am ET
Follow up on ESPN report-Von Miller 6 game suspension, sides still negotiating details. NFLPA seeking fewer games, 4 perhaps...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 19, 2013
what is certain is Miller definitely will be suspended, missing at least a few games for sure. Could well end up being 6-8 games ...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 19, 2013
According to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos' Von Miller will be suspended today for at least six games due to violating the league's substance policy.
Miller did not fail a drug test but was already in the league's system due to a failed 2011 test. Players can violate the policy in many ways, including missing a test.
Miller was scheduled to have his appeal hearing last Thursday but it was postponed.
From @Mortreport and me: Broncos LB Von Miller likely will be suspended as soon as today for at least six games.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2013
Von Miller's suspension for violation of the league's substance policy is expected to be at least six games, per sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 19, 2013
Sides still in discussions on Von Miller suspension, and he's still hoping for four games, but six sounds more likely now.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 19, 2013
Last season, Miller appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and recorded 55 solo tackles as well as 1 interception and 6 forced fumbles.