Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller reportedly tried to tamper with the NFL’s drug testing process with the help of a urine collector. As evidenced by the fact that he has been suspended, his attempt was obviously unsuccessful.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday that Miller’s actions in trying to corrupt the process likely explain why his suspension was increased from four games to six games so suddenly. The initial diluted sample Miller gave resulted in a four-game suspension, with the 24-year old’s representatives and the NFL Players Association preparing to appeal the penalty at one point. However, the league, the NFLPA and Miller’s reps later became aware that Miller reportedly worked with the collector.
Sources reportedly told Schefter and Mortensen that the urine collector spent time with Miller during the offseason and became “star struck.” The relationship led to the collector agreeing to try to substitute another person’s clean urine for Miller’s. The plan backfired, as a second collector reportedly realized that Miller was not in the city where he supposedly provided the sample.
The collector who allegedly worked with Miller has been dismissed, and the league is looking into the possibility of the issue extending beyond just Miller and the collector in question.
After learning that Miller attempted to corrupt the testing process, the league could have suspended him for a year. Instead, the two sides reportedly reached a settlement on a six-game suspension and Miller was treated as a repeat offender.
Over the past month, we have seen reports about Miller being cited for driving with a suspended license and having a warrant out for his arrest in California. Now this? Hopefully Miller’s parents moving in with him to babysit will help him straighten out his act.Google+