Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is
reportedly facing a six-game suspension for violations of the league's drug
Reports earlier this summer had said that Miller was heading for a four-game
penalty, but ESPN and NFL.com have both indicated that an extra two games is
now on the table and that the third-year star is trying to negotiate the ban
back to four games.
The Denver Post had cited league sources as saying Miller's suspension was not
because of a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug or a recreational
drug. However, NFL.com has said it could be for missing tests or counseling
After reports of the suspension were first revealed in July, Miller wrote via
Twitter that he "did nothing wrong. I'm sure this'll be resolved fairly."
Miller was the second overall pick in the 2011 draft. He recorded 64 tackles
and 11 1/2 sacks in his first season and was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie
of the Year.
The 24-year-old Texas A&M product built on his impressive rookie campaign by
posting 68 tackles and 18 1/2 sacks in 2012.
Denver opens the season against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, then
faces the New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas
Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars over the following five weeks.
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