Denver Broncos LB Von Miller will officially miss the first 6 games of the season.
Von Miller's suspension is for 6 games, per the NFLPA. It's official now
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2013
Here is Von Miller’s statement on the situation:
“The Substances of Abuse policy requires everyone to comply with the rules. Although my suspension doesn’t result from a positive test, there is no excuse for my violations of the rules. I made mistakes and my suspension has hurt my team, Broncos fans, and myself. I am especially sorry for the effect of my bad decisions on others. 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 exclusively 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 Broncos will struggle to find a pass rush with Miller and Elvis Dumervil out of the lineup. Miller will miss games against the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, and Jacksonville Jaguars. He will be back for Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.