NFL Upholds Miller's Suspension; Adds More Games

Published on 19-Aug-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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NFL Upholds Miller's Suspension; Adds More Games

To no one's surprise, the NFL upheld their suspension of Denver Bronco linebacker Von Miller.

The surprise came when the NFL added more games to his suspension, indicating, according to some, that there is more to this story than we realize.

Miller was suspended because he violated the NFL's drug policy.

The linebacker was supposed to be suspended for just the first four games of the season; now, that has been extended to six games. However, there are reports that Miller and the NFL are still talking about how many games he should miss.

Miller was confident a few weeks ago that his suspension would be overturned, but if this holds up, it would be a major blow to the Broncos defense. Last season, Miller finished with 18½ sacks. JJ Watt was the only player to register more than him.

Some NFL experts are speculating that Miller may have failed another drug test. Therefore, the NFL added more time to his suspension.

If that proves to be the case, this could be it for Miller's promising career. A third positive test and Miller could be banished from the league.

The linebacker was named NFL's Defensive Rookie of Year back in 2011 and is a two-time Pro-Bowler.  

Miller is a great player, but he seems to be suffering from 'Ricky Williams disease,' and like Williams, he is going to find himself on the outside looking in if he doesn't put the weed down.