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Broncos’ Von Miller Suspended for NFL Policy Violation

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The Denver Broncos’ Von Miller released a statement through the NFL Players’ Association admitted to having used a diluted sample during the NFL’s drug screening process.

Von Miller’s statement: “The substance abuse policy requires everyone to comply with the rules. Although my suspension did not result from a positive test, there is no excuse for my violation of the rules.  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 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.”

The NFL has yet to issue a statement. Miller will likely be suspended six games.

Von Miller finished second in the defensive player of the year voting a season ago. The Bronco’s best pass rusher finished with 18 1/2 sacks in 2012.

Miller’s pressence and performance will be sorely missed. It will be very interesting to see whether the Broncos defense will hold up any of Peyton Manning’s fouth quarter leads without their defense’s number one weapon in the early part of the 2013 NFL season .