“Von Miller of the Denver Broncos has been suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Miller will be eligible to return to the Broncos’ active roster on Monday, October 14 following the team’s October 13 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.”
– Official NFL statement
The 2013 NFL football betting season will not be an easy one for the Denver Broncos. Especially during the first six games of the regular season. With defensive star Von Miller out with a suspension, and players like Champ Baily having physical troubles, the Broncos are truly glad they have Payton Manning as their quarterback. Miller’s suspension does not start until August 31 so YouWager’s football wagering fans may see Miller in action during Denver’s last weeks of preseason.
According to a YouWager news source, Miller’s suspension could have been worse. The NFLPA negotiated with the NFL to reduce the number of games.
While Miller admitted, “there is no excuse for violating the rules,” he maintains that his suspension did not “result from a positive test.” In a formal statement, Miller said, “The Substances of Abuse policy requires everyone to comply with the rules. 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.”
There are still questions about a “diluted” test. According to YouWager’s source, some people feel Miller was trying to adjust the results of the test.
Miller’s absence from Denver’s important early matchups could really hurt the Broncos. Most sportsbook bettors think Miller is one of the best defensive players in the league. In the 2012 NFL football betting season, Miller made 18.5 sacks, 68 tackles, 1 interception, deflected 2 passes, and forced 6 fumbles. In short, online betting enthusiasts say he is a beast.
John Fox, head coach of the Broncos, put it another way. He said, “Replacing him on the field will not be easy, but every team must deal with adversity.”
Miller told YouWager’s source he plans to stay in excellent shape. He said, “I look forward to contributing immediately upon my return to the field and bringing a championship back to the people of Denver.”