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HOU-TEX
07-22-2013, 11:13 AM
Wowsers!


Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 4m
Broncos LB Von Miller is facing 4-game suspension for violating NFL policy, per ESPN sources. Case currently in appeals process.

Blake
07-22-2013, 11:45 AM
NFL policy? Which NFL policy? Well, thanks for being so informative, Adam.

Ryan
07-22-2013, 12:26 PM
Alleged drug policy.

Coolhandsluke2
07-22-2013, 12:30 PM
I am seeing people say it was not for PEDs but for smoking bud, hmm that's legal in Denver now. Interesting if it is just for bud.

Trying to find a source where these keyboard warriors are getting their information though.

TexansFTW
07-22-2013, 01:21 PM
This is so awesome. Broncos keep hurting themselves and I love it. No Elvis and no Von (for 4 games). Apparently he did this when he was a rookie and it just took all this time to catch up with him.

Suckas!

Here is an article or you can also obviously just check out Roto for a recap

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_23707287/broncos-von-miller-faces-four-game-suspension?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Playoffs
07-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Mike Klis ‏@MikeKlis
According to NFL policy, first offense on recreational drug use is to put a player in program. Second offense is 4-game suspension.

According to NFL source, #Broncos LB Von Miller tested positive for amphetamines and marijuana during his rookie season of 2011.

The1ApplePie
07-22-2013, 02:39 PM
Mike Klis ‏@MikeKlis

So he smoked pot in a state where its legal?

b0ng
07-22-2013, 02:51 PM
So he smoked pot in a state where its legal?

The positive test apparently happened in 2011, but even then there are many legal substances that are banned by the NFL.

Still, if it's not for PED use, then in my eyes it doesn't change how good of a football player Von Miller is (Which is to say, he's very very good, high or not).

HOU-TEX
07-22-2013, 02:54 PM
From Von

Von Miller ‏@MillerLite40 5m
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.

Playoffs
07-22-2013, 04:50 PM
I'm wondering if we'll see a backdated prescription for speed, errrr, an ADHD drug.

ChampionTexan
07-22-2013, 05:02 PM
I'm wondering if we'll see a backdated prescription for speed, errrr, an ADHD drug.

I know this is at least partially tongue in cheek, but it wouldn't matter. Even with a valid prescription, Adderall is a violation of NFL policy unless the player receives a "Therapeutic use exemption" from the league ahead of time.

This also indirectly addresses some of the comments that question a suspension for the use of a substance legal in the state of Colorado. As was mentioned before, there's a number of completely legal substances that are banned the NFL. Adderall - even when validly prescribed - is one example.

Playoffs
07-22-2013, 05:08 PM
Perhaps Von will plead ignorance, saying he was sure non-habit-forming marijuana was legalized?

CloakNNNdagger
07-22-2013, 05:45 PM
It gets worse.:kubepalm::wadepalm:

From Rotoworld:

Broncos SLB Von Miller tweeted Monday that he "knows" he did "nothing wrong" in regard to his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy.
"I'm sure this'll be resolved fairly," he added. "Disappointed Broncos have to open camp like this." It's now believed Miller failed a recent test for the drug "Molly," which is essentially ecstasy, after getting popped for marijuana and amphetamines as a rookie, although there is still little clarity as to the specific reasons for his four-game suspension. The ban remains under appeal.

The exact reason is that it take THREE infractions to the recreational drug category (not two as in the case of PEDs) for the suspension to be in play. Von Miller tested positive prior to entering the league (prior to contract signature)..........then again tested positive during his rookie year..........now this is his "3 strikes you're out."

Texecutioner
07-22-2013, 08:49 PM
So he smoked pot in a state where its legal?

None of that really matters. The NFL has pot on a banned substance list and they have every right to outlaw pot for their athletes as any other company does that drug tests you. It being legal or decriminalized in the state doesn't mean that every company has to allow it all of a sudden.

Say Watt
07-22-2013, 09:01 PM
Interesting. He had some issues his first year or two at A&M. As far as I know, Sherman never let it get out as far as what he did, but he was a bit of a trouble maker. Story was he turned everything around, became much more focused on academics and football, and the rest is history. Wasn't until his junior year that he actually turned into the Von Miller we know now. Hope he isn't slipping back into old ways because outside of JJ Watt, he's probably the best defensive player in the league.

drs23
07-22-2013, 09:53 PM
None of that really matters. The NFL has pot on a banned substance list and they have every right to outlaw pot for their athletes as any other company does that drug tests you. It being legal or decriminalized in the state doesn't mean that every company has to allow it all of a sudden.

Spot on and I think we pretty much all agree. Wanna play? Gotta pay.

BYW, good to see ya back Tex. Season must be close, huh?

Corrosion
07-23-2013, 05:43 PM
Maybe he'll get PeyMeATon high so he can get suspended too - Just in time for the playoffs.

thunderkyss
07-23-2013, 07:45 PM
If he can keep "fighting" this & start serving his suspension in week 3, the Broncos will be allright.

He'll play against the Ravens & Giants, then be suspended for Raiders, Eagles, Cowboys, & Jags... then get back to play against the Colts, Skins, & then their bye.

CloakNNNdagger
07-23-2013, 09:08 PM
Disregard

Beer and Metal
07-24-2013, 12:27 AM
The positive test apparently happened in 2011, but even then there are many legal substances that are banned by the NFL.

Still, if it's not for PED use, then in my eyes it doesn't change how good of a football player Von Miller is (Which is to say, he's very very good, high or not).

I guess if your name is b0ng, thinking amphetamines are not performance enhancing is perfectly normal.

Oh, and weed is not munchies enhancing. :lol:

CretorFrigg
07-24-2013, 09:29 AM
Did he overtrain?

ChampionTexan
07-24-2013, 10:47 AM
If he can keep "fighting" this & start serving his suspension in week 3, the Broncos will be allright.

He'll play against the Ravens & Giants, then be suspended for Raiders, Eagles, Cowboys, & Jags... then get back to play against the Colts, Skins, & then their bye.

It looks like the NFL wants to get this wrapped up before the regular season starts. Per Adam Schefter's twitter account:

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 4m

NFL targeting mid-August as appeal date for Von Miller's 4-game suspension. Resolution expected before regular season.

steelbtexan
07-24-2013, 11:44 AM
The Aggies loving their weed. D.Moore/Miller, maybe it's an A&M OLB thingy. Not that there's anything wrong with college kids smoking a little weed.

Throw in a little JM party time and maybe A&M is trying to become the new Texas St. LOL

PapaL
07-24-2013, 11:52 AM
It's not just weed. Dude was poppin Mollys too.

HOU-TEX
07-24-2013, 12:35 PM
Call me old and whatnot, but I'm clueless as to what a "Molly" is.

All these new drugs, wth. Eatin peoples faces and crap. What happened to just having a few beers and an occasional toke on some herb?

Double Barrel
07-24-2013, 01:36 PM
The term "molly" has been around for decades. IIRC, it's basically pure MDMA, one of the ingredients in ecstasy. I think some folks are now calling ecstasy "molly" now.

Back in the '80's it was legal, and I think it was being made by pharmaceutical companies for use by psychotherapists to get patients to loosen up. (Looked it up and Merck had a patent on it in 1914).

But now that this stuff is made in underground labs, I think it's taking your life into your hands and can be very dangerous (much more so than in the '80's when it was regulated).

Playoffs
07-24-2013, 04:38 PM
...when asked specifically if marijuana was a part of his life, "Absolutely not," Miller said emphatically.http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/von-miller-uses-marijuana-absolutely-not-181954781.html

No comment was made about MDMA.

CloakNNNdagger
07-24-2013, 05:28 PM
The term "molly" has been around for decades. IIRC, it's basically pure MDMA, one of the ingredients in ecstasy. I think some folks are now calling ecstasy "molly" now.

Back in the '80's it was legal, and I think it was being made by pharmaceutical companies for use by psychotherapists to get patients to loosen up. (Looked it up and Merck had a patent on it in 1914).

But now that this stuff is made in underground labs, I think it's taking your life into your hands and can be very dangerous (much more so than in the '80's when it was regulated).

I have worked with this lab in the past and have found analyzed "street" drugs EXTREMELY scarey. It's like opening a box of Cracker Jacks.........you never know what the surprise will be...........anything from nothing to a whole drug factory..........

http://www.ecstasydata.org/results.php?start=0&search_field=all&s=mdma

[You can also put "MOLLY" in the search box]

Double Barrel
07-24-2013, 05:41 PM
I have worked with this lab in the past and have found analyzed "street" drugs EXTREMELY scarey. It's like opening a box of Cracker Jacks.........you never know what the surprise will be...........anything from nothing to a whole drug factory..........

http://www.ecstasydata.org/results.php?start=0&search_field=all&s=mdma

[You can also put "MOLLY" in the search box]

yeah, I've seen the other end of it and it's nuts. Being in a metal band for years, I was exposed to and around a lot of folks inclined to take various substances.

And some of the things people did (and do) to get high astounds me. One dude worked for a moving company, and he and his moving buddies would steal duplicate prescriptions from old people's medicine cabinets. Many of these folks had passed on and they were hired to move stuff out of the house, so they looked at these 'free' drugs as a bonus. It blew me away the stuff I would see people take in combination with each other, completely oblivious and ignorant to the potential side-effects and/or lethality of drug combinations. More than once I would hear, after the fact, of someone getting rushed to the ER. I never stayed at those parties long enough to see it.

But I've seen people snort, ingest, and smoke (I ran if anyone was injecting) things that were mysterious in nature. They thought it was "xxx", but the effects were "yyy", so they were often not quite sure. Blew my mind how stupid people would be to escape reality. I remember playing a party and the hostess came out with a bowl of white powder. She offered, and I declined as I never liked coke. She giggled and said it's not coke, it's a bunch of ground up substances. "Mystery Mountain" she called it. People put it in their drinks, rolled it with pot to smoke, and some even snorted it. I never could comprehend the mentality of putting something unknown into your system for a supposed temporary good time. I always figured to each his own and all that jazz, but I always tried to avoid those situations because people would inevitably start acting erratically and unpredictable. Dangerous to be around, IMO.

Now I occasionally see someone from back then, 15-20 years ago, and they look like they have aged well beyond their years.

I just hope and pray that I'm a good enough parent to teach my kids to stay far away from all of it and have them actually avoid it.

Sorry for the long post. CnD's mention brought back some experiences.

The Pencil Neck
07-24-2013, 05:52 PM
So he smoked pot in a state where its legal?

This has already been addressed but I want to expand on it a little bit.

There's a long, long list of things that are banned and a whole lot of them are legal, over-the-counter drugs. I'm not sure how the AAU list compares to the NFL list (and I don't feel like checking it out) but you can get bounced out of the AAU for using OTC cough-syrup or sinus medication.

Whether something is legal or not is a totally separate issue.

CloakNNNdagger
07-24-2013, 06:21 PM
yeah, I've seen the other end of it and it's nuts. Being in a metal band for years, I was exposed to and around a lot of folks inclined to take various substances.

And some of the things people did (and do) to get high astounds me. One dude worked for a moving company, and he and his moving buddies would steal duplicate prescriptions from old people's medicine cabinets. Many of these folks had passed on and they were hired to move stuff out of the house, so they looked at these 'free' drugs as a bonus. It blew me away the stuff I would see people take in combination with each other, completely oblivious and ignorant to the potential side-effects and/or lethality of drug combinations. More than once I would hear, after the fact, of someone getting rushed to the ER. I never stayed at those parties long enough to see it.

But I've seen people snort, ingest, and smoke (I ran if anyone was injecting) things that were mysterious in nature. They thought it was "xxx", but the effects were "yyy", so they were often not quite sure. Blew my mind how stupid people would be to escape reality. I remember playing a party and the hostess came out with a bowl of white powder. She offered, and I declined as I never liked coke. She giggled and said it's not coke, it's a bunch of ground up substances. "Mystery Mountain" she called it. People put it in their drinks, rolled it with pot to smoke, and some even snorted it. I never could comprehend the mentality of putting something unknown into your system for a supposed temporary good time. I always figured to each his own and all that jazz, but I always tried to avoid those situations because people would inevitably start acting erratically and unpredictable. Dangerous to be around, IMO.

Now I occasionally see someone from back then, 15-20 years ago, and they look like they have aged well beyond their years.

I just hope and pray that I'm a good enough parent to teach my kids to stay far away from all of it and have them actually avoid it.

Sorry for the long post. CnD's mention brought back some experiences.

YOUR post brings back memories for ME. I was in a band environment for longer than I would like to remember.........everyone around me were into everything.........but I never touched any of it, not wanting to jeopardize any chances of getting into med school. While I was attending Washington University in St. Louis, some friends and I started the nation's first drug crisis hotline..........Acid Rescue. Shortly thereafter, a TV movie was produced about our organization........."Dial Hotline" starring Vince Edwards (of Dr. Kildare fame). It has now grown into a huge organization called DART, which is an acronym for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment. I'm sure we could spend hours exchanging stories. :)

Double Barrel
07-25-2013, 01:35 PM
YOUR post brings back memories for ME. I was in a band environment for longer than I would like to remember.........everyone around me were into everything.........but I never touched any of it, not wanting to jeopardize any chances of getting into med school. While I was attending Washington University in St. Louis, some friends and I started the nation's first drug crisis hotline..........Acid Rescue. Shortly thereafter, a TV movie was produced about our organization........."Dial Hotline" starring Vince Edwards (of Dr. Kildare fame). It has now grown into a huge organization called DART, which is an acronym for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment. I'm sure we could spend hours exchanging stories. :)

wow!...that's cool, man! I would love to chat and share stories someday. I have little doubt that some of my former acquaintances could have called your hotline or one just like it.

Helping people come down from bad acid trips is something I have done many times, to the point that I used to get calls at home to request help. I stopped one of my oldest friends from going off the edge of reality one night. He was convinced that his name was "Doug" and that his penis had been removed. Another friend and I sat with him for about 5-6 hours straight to keep him from hurting himself. To this day, he remembers very little about that night. I still honestly believe that he could have ended up in a mental institution from that night if we had not intervened. CRAZY! Fortunately, he's a fine, upstanding citizen (and dad) today and far removed from doing any of that stupid stuff to his brain cells.

Showtime100
07-25-2013, 03:06 PM
I guess we can rule out Teflon Von for a nickname.

CloakNNNdagger
07-27-2013, 08:32 AM
new report, Miller did not fail a drug test.

“He didn’t test positive for anything,” an unnamed person with knowledge of the situation told USA Today.

We’ll likely never know all the details of Miller’s case, just like we never know all the details of most NFL suspensions for violations of the substance-abuse policy, because the league’s confidentiality rules keep that information quiet. The very fact that we’re talking about this before Miller’s appeal has been heard shows that someone violated the confidentiality rules by leaking the news that he’s facing a suspension, but when these leaks come out, they usually don’t tell the full story.

But if it’s true that Miller didn’t fail a drug test, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll win his appeal. It’s possible to violate the policy without testing positive by, for instance, refusing to take a test or submitting a diluted urine sample.

So while the news that Miller did not test positive might seem to back up his claim that he did nothing wrong, it still remains to be seen whether Miller can win his appeal and be on the field in Week One.link (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/26/report-von-miller-suspension-not-for-a-positive-drug-test/)

MEGA SWATT
07-28-2013, 02:01 AM
He never inhaled
Druggies:kubepalm:

Playoffs
07-28-2013, 10:23 AM
But if it’s true that Miller didn’t fail a drug test, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll win his appeal. It’s possible to violate the policy without testing positive by, for instance, refusing to take a test or submitting a diluted urine sample.
I didn't fail a drug test... I refused to take it.

I didn't fail a drug test... and neither did the guy whose urine I submitted in place of my own.

Work it, Von. :cheese:

CloakNNNdagger
07-30-2013, 07:04 PM
There is now a report floating around that the suspension is based on him missing a test. That the test was missed because he was in Afghanistan. So I looked it up and found that 4 months ago he and Champ Bailey indeed did travel there for a USO tour to meet with the troops...........and tweeted:

Von Miller 4 months ago

Pic frm a Blackhawk! Everything green is either poppy plant or marijuana, that's what the Taliban sell for funds
http://t.co/2Jo1vyOdhd http://twitter.com/MillerLite40/status/314280787849658368/photo/1


http://cdn.tweetwood.com/images/celeb/392/77/nduh6/MillerLite40-l1rt-570x.jpg

Playoffs
07-30-2013, 07:26 PM
There is now a report floating around that the suspension is based on him missing a test. That the test was missed because he was in Afghanistan. So I looked it up and found that 4 months ago he and Champ Bailey indeed did travel there for a USO tour to meet with the troops...........and tweeted:

The league can't be that dumb? To give one of the top DEF players a black eye and then themselves when it's revealed he was on a USO Tour? They had to know that?

thunderkyss
07-30-2013, 07:35 PM
The league can't be that dumb? To give one of the top DEF players a black eye and then themselves when it's revealed he was on a USO Tour? They had to know that?

Surely they expected some communication that was not given, or a make up test that was not taken..... like after you come back from Chronic Mecca..

Remember, this would have to be his third offense to be looking at a 4 game suspension.

CloakNNNdagger
07-30-2013, 07:51 PM
Surely they expected some communication that was not given, or a make up test that was not taken..... like after you come back from Chronic Mecca..

Remember, this would have to be his third offense to be looking at a 4 game suspension.

That absolutely correct. I wasn't excusing his suspension based on the trip for just that reason. Makes you also wonder if while there, he may have sampled some of Afghanistan's finest.:kitten:

thunderkyss
07-30-2013, 08:27 PM
That absolutely correct. I wasn't excusing his suspension based on the trip for just that reason. Makes you also wonder if while there, he may have sampled some of Afghanistan's finest.:kitten:

I know I would have & would have refused(vehemently) any request for a random screen when I got back.

Texn4life
07-30-2013, 08:36 PM
I know I would have & would have refused(vehemently) any request for a random screen when I got back.

He caused that problem when he failed his first test.

drs23
07-31-2013, 06:56 PM
That absolutely correct. I wasn't excusing his suspension based on the trip for just that reason. Makes you also wonder if while there, he may have sampled some of Afghanistan's finest.:kitten:

Why, he'd have been the silliest of silly boys not to!

I've read on the interwebs that that Afghani Purple Bud will stick to your fingers and make you forget what you walked into the next room for. Check the source. It's gotta be true! :turtle:

HOU-TEX
08-14-2013, 03:57 PM
Dude isn't helping himself any

Lionel Bienvenu ‏@lionelbienvenu 6m
Von Miller arrested for not appearing in court.charge from last October. careless driving, driving without a license, no proof of insurance.

PapaL
08-14-2013, 05:54 PM
Dude isn't helping himself any

Probably zoned out on Mollies. :lol:

CloakNNNdagger
08-15-2013, 10:23 PM
Dude isn't helping himself any


Stupid idiot!


Broncos linebacker Von Miller arrested


Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports 6:03 p.m. EDT August 14, 2013


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller isn't just in hot water with the NFL right now.

Miller, scheduled to have his appeal hearing Thursday of a four-game suspension for violating of the NFL's drug, was arrested Sunday on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a traffic citation. Miller posted a $1,000 bond that evening and was released, Arapahoe County undersheriff Dave Walcher told USA TODAY Sports.

The Broncos issued a statement Wednesday in which they said they were aware of Miller's incident.

"It was reported to the league earlier this week, and is being handled through the legal system," the team said.

The arrest warrant was initially filed on Jan. 2 after Miller did not appear in an Arapahoe County Court on Dec. 31, a day after the Broncos' final regular season game of last season. He was initially cited in October for careless driving and no proof on insurance.link (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/broncos/2013/08/14/von-miller-arrest-broncos/2656689/)

Playoffs
08-19-2013, 11:06 AM
Gonna have to change the title...

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 4m
From @Mortreport and me: Broncos LB Von Miller likely will be suspended as soon as today for at least six games.

Chris Mortensen ‏@mortreport 5m
Miller still hopes to negotiate 4 game suspension; not lot of optimism in Denver. Talks ongoing but 6 games has been on table, per sources

Von Miller's suspension for violation of the league's substance policy is expected to be at least six games, per sources.

Tailgate
08-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Damn it. It totally should be for 15 games!

CloakNNNdagger
08-19-2013, 12:32 PM
Gonna have to change the title...

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 4m


Chris Mortensen ‏@mortreport 5m

Thanks for the update. I pretty well knew that the League was serious and especially after this began dating back so long, despite what people were saying about it being bogus and that the anticipated 4 game suspension would be turned around. For it to be extended to 6 games, there had to be something more egregious in the mix.

Blake
08-19-2013, 04:08 PM
Dude isn't helping himself any

Wow. Von really going out of his way to break the law as quickly as possible.

Cop: You know why I pulled you over?

Von Miller: Depends on how long you were following me!

Cop: Why don't we just take it from the top?

Von Miller: Here goes: I sped. I followed too closely. I ran a stop sign. I almost hit a Chevy. I sped some more. I failed to yield at a crosswalk. I changed lanes at the intersection. I changed lanes without signaling while running a red light and *speeding*!

Cop: Is that all?

Von Miller: No... I have unpaid parking tickets.

[groans]

Von Miller: ... be gentle.

The Pencil Neck
08-19-2013, 04:17 PM
Supposedly the whole arrest thing over the weekend has nothing to do with the length of the suspension. It's all about stuff that was going on before that.

CloakNNNdagger
08-19-2013, 04:35 PM
Supposedly the whole arrest thing over the weekend has nothing to do with the length of the suspension. It's all about stuff that was going on before that.

Of that I have no doubt.

TejasTom
08-19-2013, 04:39 PM
Is this the guy Manziel is getting advise from?

CloakNNNdagger
08-20-2013, 05:26 PM
The decision is FINAL! He evidently screwed up big time.......no "accident." The appeal has been denied!


Early today, Broncos linebacker Von Miller said he hadn’t heard from the league. Now he has.

Miller officially has been suspended six games.

“The Substances of Abuse policy requires everyone to comply with the rules,” Miller said in a statement released to the media. ”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 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 upon my return to the field and bringing a championship back to the people of Denver.”

The fact that the outcome of the suspension is official implies that a hearing happened. Which means that the reports from last Thursday that he was meeting with NFLPA lawyers and not attending a hearing on his situation may have been false — misinformation deliberately planted by someone with an agenda.

Indeed, Miller received a hearing. He advanced his arguments. And the league rendered a decision. Miller’s statement suggests he’ll accept the suspension, serve the time, and move on.link (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/20/von-miller-gets-a-six-game-suspension/)

drs23
08-20-2013, 06:17 PM
The decision is FINAL! He evidently screwed up big time.......no "accident." The appeal has been denied!


link (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/20/von-miller-gets-a-six-game-suspension/)

Whut? No weed, no speed? What's a mother to do in a slow off season, just drive around recklessly?

This is the No Fun League for sure! :kitten:

CloakNNNdagger
08-20-2013, 08:40 PM
As we now find out, it could have very well been worse.

League wanted to suspend Miller longer, settled for six
Posted by Mike Florio on August 20, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT


Now that the six-game suspension of Broncos linebacker Von Miller has become final, details are trickling out. Or in. Or whatever.

Per a league source, the NFL wanted to impose a suspension of more than six games on Miller under Section I.C.3.f of the substance-abuse policy, which permits “additional discipline” where a player engages in a “deliberate effort to substitute or adulterate a specimen or to alter a Test result.”

Others have reported that the first sample collected from Miller was spilled and the second sample was determined to be diluted. The league, we’re told, believes that the spillage occurred as part of an effort to alter the result, possibly through the adulteration or substitution of the sample.

The NFL agreed to suspend Miller only six games via negotiation with the union. Per the source, the initial breach of confidentiality that resulted in the media learning of Miller’s potential suspension became leverage in the discussions.

Concerns regarding possible flaws in the collection process also may have been a factor in the league’s willingness to reduce the penalty. Indeed, if Miller was doing something with the sample cup other than urinating into it while the collector was watching, that shouldn’t have happened because under the collection process the sample collector should have been watching Miller the entire time.

And so the two sides have found a middle ground. Miller hoped to get the number down to four, the league wanted the number to be higher, and both parties agreed to resolve the case in lieu of risking a different outcome before the case went to a hearing.

CloakNNNdagger
08-20-2013, 08:55 PM
Sort of funny..........The Broncs lose Von Miller for peeing in private.........now they pick up guard John Moffit who was arrested and given a 24 month suspended sentence last year for peeing in public.:kubepalm::wadepalm:

I hope you're enjoying all of this, Peyton!



BTW, it's also interesting to note that Moffit, who was dogged by elbow and knee injuries all last year, and who was just traded by Seattle to the Browns......and the contract immediately voided because he failed the physical......a day later is traded to the Broncos.

I really hope you're enjoying all of this, Peyton!

CloakNNNdagger
08-21-2013, 10:33 AM
Miller's $2 million bonus has been automatically been voided due to the suspension.

Miller’s bonus forfeiture is automatic, making the total cost of his suspension more than $2 million

Posted by Mike Florio on August 21, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT


The Broncos have said all the right things regarding the suspension of linebacker Von Miller, calling him a member of the “family” and vowing to support him.

That support also will include collecting from him more than $1.2 million in bonus money paid out more than two years ago.

It’s an odd quirk in the labor deal, which both the league office and the Broncos have told PFT applies in this case. For suspensions under the substance-abuse policy, the forfeiture of a prorated portion of the signing bonus becomes automatic and non-discretionary. Even if the Broncos don’t want the money, they have to take it.REST OF STORY (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/21/millers-bonus-forfeiture-is-automatic-making-the-total-cost-of-his-suspension-more-than-2-million/)

Plus ~$800,000 in lost salary due to games lost.

PapaL
08-21-2013, 10:52 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1367362605_tumblr_mia7eeYIfw1s0xdh3o1_400.gif

Wolf
09-08-2013, 01:04 PM
There is going to be a fight for his signing bonus now

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/report-says-denver-broncos-try-back-1-25-153416522--nfl.html

PapaL
09-23-2013, 10:47 AM
Miller, collector tried to cheat test

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9707976/von-miller-denver-broncos-urine-collector-tried-cheat-test

Sources said the collector worked in Miami, where Miller spends offseason time, and the collector reveled in knowing the Broncos linebacker while being, according to a source, "star struck." It led, sources said, to the collector's willingness to substitute another person's urine specimen for Miller's. It might have worked, sources said, had a second collector not discovered that Miller was not in the city where his collection was supposed to have taken place.

Story keeps getting better and better.

Playoffs
09-23-2013, 11:16 AM
Miller, collector tried to cheat test


This story will run far & deep into the league, unless they "protect the shield" and bury it.