The Denver Broncos were without All-Pro linebacker Von Miller when they took to the practice field today, as he was scheduled attend a meeting regarding a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Miller was hoping to formally appeal the suspension today, but that meeting has been delayed because of “complications“.
Miller is already in more hot-water with the NFL after he was arrested Sunday at the Centennial Gun Club for failing to answer to a warrant issued for him. It’s unclear as to whether that arrest had anything to do with the appeal being delayed, and this only further clouds Miller’s availability for the first four weeks of the 2013 NFL season.
If Miller loses his appeal, he’ll have to leave the team on Aug. 30 and sit out all of September, missing games against the Ravens, Raiders and Eagles at home and Giants on the road.
Miller, who was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2011, has 30 sacks over his first two NFL seasons, and many consider him the league’s best pass-rusher.