Denver Broncos LB Von Miller’s four-game suspension is for testing positive for amphetamines and marijuana during his rookie season in 2011, reports the Denver Post.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Miller is facing a four-game suspension for violating a league policy. Schefter has yet to report whether Miller violated the substance-abuse policy or the PED policy.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Miller has violated both policies. Per Klis, Miller tested positive for amphetamines and marijuana in 2011.
The former, which is the active ingredient in Adderall and other related substances, would trigger an automatic four-game suspension under the PED policy. The latter would require at least three violations before a suspension arises.
It appears, then, that the suspension comes from the positive test for amphetamine.
Miller’s case is under appeal. The NFL will not comment unless the appeal fails.
Miller had 30 sacks in his first two seasons and is one of the NFL’s premier pass rushers. The Broncos will likely be forced to start Shaun Phillips during his absence if the suspension is upheld.