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Broncos LB Von Miller Faces 4-game Suspension for Violating NFL policy


Dec 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) reacts following the win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 38-3. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

You could make an argument that Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is the player in the NFL right now. He’s become one of the best pass-rushers in the league and hopes to help the Broncos get to the Super Bowl this year, but he may have to wait to take the field, as the All-Pro is currently facing a suspension related to PED use:

The case currently is in the appeals process so it’s uncertain whether the suspension ultimately will stand.

Miller was named starting outside linebacker in the AFC division for the 2013 Pro Bowl. Miller finished the season with 18.5 sacks, which was third in NFL. That broke the Denver Broncos record of 17 previously held by Elvis Dumervil, the same one who was unceremoniously cut this offseason after a contract fax machine mishap.

Prior to the 2013 season, the NFL Network listed Miller as the 9th-ranked player in its NFL: The Top 100 Players of 2013 program. He also capped off the 2012 season finishing second in voting for Defensive Player of the Year.

With Dumervil having had 11 sacks last season to go with Miller’s 18.5, that’s nearly a seasonal rate of 30 sacks the Broncos won’t have for at least the first four games when they go up against the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, and Philadelphia Eagles.

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