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Friday, June 22, 2018

Report: Von Miller did not fail drug test

Von Miller BroncosVon Miller insisted he did nothing wrong to lead to a four-game suspension he is facing, and a new report somewhat corroborates that claim.

The Denver Post reports that Miller’s suspension was not triggered by a positive drug test/violation of the league’s drug policy. They say there are other ways to fail the policy, such as missing a test or counseling session. The Post says repeatedly showing up late for tests and behavioral issues are also violations.

Miller tested positive for marijuana in 2011 and was placed in the league’s substance abuse program. He reportedly failed multiple drug tests that year and tested positive for amphetamines in addition to marijuana.

In response to Monday’s report about the four-game suspension, Miller tweeted, “Seeing reports abt 4 game susp. I know I did nothing wrong. I’m sure this’ll be resolved fairly. Disapp. Broncos have 2 open camp like this.”

He deleted that tweet, but he is appealing his suspension.

It looks to me like Miller’s suspension will end up reduced at the least. If this information is accurate, the only way he really would look guilty is if he repeatedly avoided drug tests from the league. Miller said on Wednesday that marijuana is not a part of his life.

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