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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Von Miller reportedly facing four-game suspension for violating NFL policy

Von-Miller-BroncosDenver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is reportedly facing a four-game suspension, though the case is currently going through the appeals process to determine if the penalty will stand.

While very few details are known about the situation because of the NFL’s confidentiality policy, ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted that four-game suspensions have “typically” had to do with performance-enhancing drugs in the past. People who are familiar with the case acknowledged that Miller is facing a four-game suspension but would not comment on the alleged violation.

Miller had 30 sacks over the past two seasons, which is the fourth-most of any player in the NFL. With the Broncos having lost Elvis Dumervil to the Baltimore Ravens after one of the most bizarre free agency flubs you will ever see, the 24-year-old was expected to be leaned on heavily to anchor Denver’s defense.

Whatever Miller has been suspended for, he has decided to appeal it. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had success going through the NFL appeals process last season, so it’s still possible Miller could avoid the suspension. The Broncos are certainly hoping for a favorable outcome, because they can ill afford to lose him for a quarter of the season.



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