YouWager has learned that Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
At the present time the case is in the appeals process, so it’s not certain whether the suspension will stand or not. The date for Miller’s appeal has been set yet according to a source inside the NFL.
Miller tweeted the following yesterday afternoon.
The NFL has a strict confidentiality clause on such cases. If the case works the way it’s supposed to, the league is only likely to comment if the appeal fails.
According to a tweet by NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah the union is working closely with Miller on his appeal.
Online sports wagering experts are not sure which substances Miller is accused of using. Under NFL policy, the 24 year-old would have to test positive for banned substances twice before facing a four-game suspension.
Atallah did not specify what Miller tested for, but did later tweet, “I can also confirm that Von’s case does not involve the Steroids and Related Substances Policy.”
Another FL source said the Broncos were aware of an issue with Miller, so executive vice president of football operations John Elway and coach John Fox were not surprised by the news.
If the Texas native does get suspended, Denver’s football team could go after 1/16th of his signing bonus, which would amount to $860,812.
At the minimum the Broncos will be dealing with yet another problem during training camp. Just a few days ago the team suspended director of player personnel Matt Russell indefinitely without pay and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert for one month without pay for their recent drunken-driving arrests.