Von Miller turned away from NYC nightclub where Seahawks were partying

Von Miller BroncosThe Denver Broncos could have used linebacker Von Miller during their loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, though I’m not sure it would have made much of a difference. Miller suffered a torn ACL during a Week 16 win over the Houston Texans. After the Super Bowl, he tried to go out partying in New York City. He was turned away from at least one club.

TMZ posted a video on Monday morning which they claim shows Miller getting denied access to Marquee nightclub in NYC. Sidney Rice, James Carpenter and a bunch of other Seahawks players were reportedly partying inside the club, though the bouncer allegedly told Miller they were simply filled to capacity.

I’m sure the club was at capacity on Super Bowl Sunday, but NFL players and celebrities usually get special treatment. Rather than getting treated like VIP, Miller faced the same problem Justin Bieber faced several times over the weekend. And they say football is just a game — HA!

Von Miller reportedly tried to cheat drug test with help of urine collector

Von MillerDenver 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.

Von Miller had his parents move in; Broncos babysitting him

Von MillerVon Miller has proven that he can’t stay out of trouble, so the important people in his life are doing what they can to set him on the straight and narrow.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Miller’s parents moved in with their son soon after the Denver Broncos linebacker was suspended six games for violating the league’s drug policy. In addition to his parents moving in, La Canfora says the Broncos are planning to have a team employee work with Miller and his reps to make sure the linebacker is spending his time well and taking care of what he needs to. La Canfora described this as the Broncos giving Miller a babysitter.

In addition to his suspension, Miller is facing a slew of legal problems.

Miller was arrested in August for failing to appear in court for a traffic violation. He was cited in September for speeding and driving on a suspended license. A day later, it was reported that there was an outstanding warrant for Miller’s arrest in California because he failed to appear in court regarding a speeding ticket.

La Canfora also reported that Miller has a habit of being late or not being in the right place for team meetings. Shocker, right? The Broncos supposedly consider all that to be a product of maturity issues Miller can change.

The report about Miller’s parents moving in seems to jive with Miller’s recent traffic incident. That report stated that Miller’s father was in the car when the sackmaster was cited. He obviously didn’t do a very good job of keeping his son out of trouble on that one.

Von Miller has warrant out for his arrest in California

Von Miller BroncosDenver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is looking more and more like a huge flake.

A day after CBS 4 in Denver reported that Miller was cited last week for driving on a suspended license, CBS Dallas/Forth Worth reported that there is a warrant out in Orange County, Calif., for Miller’s arrest for failure to appear.

According to CBS 11 DFW, Miller was cited in Orange County on March 22 for speeding. Miller never paid his fine or showed up in court, which is why there is a warrant out for him.

So to recap: Miller was suspended six games by the NFL for a violation of the league’s drug policy; arrested on Aug. 14 for failure to appear after being pulled over for careless driving, driving without a license and having no proof of insurance; and he was caught speeding and driving without a license last week. Miller also reportedly tested positive for marijuana and amphetamines in 2011, his rookie season.

H/T Peter Burns

Von Miller reportedly cited for driving on suspended license

Von MillerDenver Broncos linebacker Von Miller recently encountered more legal trouble.

According to a report from CBS 4 in Denver, Miller was pulled over and cited for driving on a suspended or revoked license in Arapahoe County last week. CBS 4 says Miller was released to the custody of his father, who was with him when he was stopped.

In addition to this infraction, Miller was suspended six games by the NFL for a violation of the league’s drug policy. He also was arrested last month after failing to appear in court for a different traffic violation.

In a matter of a month, Miller went from having a clean image to looking like a guy who can’t stay out of trouble.

Von Miller’s six-game suspension likely because of urine sample tampering

Von Miller BroncosVon Miller was suspended six games by the NFL for a violation of the league’s drug policy.

A player facing suspension for a first violation would ordinarily only be suspended four games, but Miller got an extra two games. That is because he violated the drug policy in another way(s) that resulted in a greater suspension.

According to a report, Miller tampered with his sample.

ESPN reported on Monday that Miller was flagged for a “diluted sample.” The Denver Broncos linebacker reportedly was asked to provide a sample before an offseason workout/practice and spilled the sample. He could not produce another sample, so he continued to practice and then came back to give another sample, which apparently was diluted.

Miller’s test problems bears some resemblance to former Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, who also tampered with his test and gave collector’s non-human urine.

A report last month said Miller did not fail a drug test. Miller was adamant that he “did nothing wrong” when reports of the suspension emerged. But his voice changed on Tuesday when he accepted the suspension.

“The Substances of Abuse policy requires everyone to comply with the rules,” Miller said in a statement.

“Although my suspension doesn’t result from a positive test, there is no excuse for my violations of the rules. I made mistakes and my suspension has hurt my team, Broncos fans, and myself. I am especially sorry for the effect of my bad decisions on others.

“I will not make the same mistakes about adhering to the policy in the future. During my time off the field, I will work tirelessly and focus exclusively on remaining in peak shape. I look forward to contributing immediately upon my return to the field and bringing a championship back to the people of Denver.”

What’s that saying? Something about the coverup and the crime.

Miller initially saw problems after testing positive for marijuana and amphetamines in his rookie season. He was flagged for failing a drug test earlier this year.

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.