Broncos All-Pro linebacker Von Miller might potentially be suspended for four games this upcoming season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
The case hasn’t been finalized and is still in the appeals process, which means the suspension has a chance of being overturned. The substance Miller is being accused of using is unknown, but under NFL policy, the star linebacker would have to test positive for a banned substance twice before being handed a four-game suspension. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah said that the union is helping Miller on his appeal, and later tweeted , “I can also confirm that Von’s case does not involve the Steroids and Related Substances Policy.”
If Miller’s suspension stands, the Broncos could go after 1/16th of his signing bonus, which would amount to $860,812. Miller is allowed to participate in all team workouts while going through the appeals process but he’d have to leave the team after its final preseason game on Aug. 29 if a suspension is upheld.