Von Miller suspension not from failed drug test

Jul 25, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) runs onto the field before the start of training camp at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this month it was announced that Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was going to be suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. As has become the norm for these situations, Miller vehemently denied any wrong doing. However Miller’s suspension isn’t for anything like

“He didn’t test positive for anything,” a person with knowledge of Miller’s situation told Lindsay H. Jones of USA TODAY Sports.

It’s also worth noting that his reported failed tests weren’t for PEDs but recreational drugs. So if he didn’t fail a drug test, then how and for what could he be suspended? It could come from skipping a counseling session or tests. Possibly from being repeatedly tardy for tests. All of which are apart of the NFL’s substance-abuse program he has been in since testing positive for marijuana as a rookie.

Von Miller also suggested that he hadn’t let down his teammates in this “mix-up.”

“I just believe that what he says is right, and what believes is going to happen.” Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard told Jones. “I have his back 100 percent, no matter what happens. He seems quite faithful that he’s going to be it, and we’re quite faithful he’s going to beat it. There must be something to (his confidence). We don’t know what it is, but we believe in his confidence.”

Miller’s confidence is undeniable. Sometimes though we’ve seen that not necessarily be an indicator of innocence. Most recently look at Ryan Braun’s fall from grace after his unshakable commitment to his innocence.

Time will tell whether Miller is telling the truth, of the NFL is.

Topics: Denver Broncos, Von Miller

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