In case any of you were wondering why Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller received a rare six-game suspension instead of the usual four–it appears we may have a reason why.
The Pro Bowl linebacker reportedly attempted to work with a urine collector to try and corrupt the NFL‘s drug testing program so he could avoid a suspension–which may have been the dumbest thing Miller could have done. Miller already doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to his habits off the field and the fact that he even thought he could get away with attempting to corrupt the program is just ridiculous.
It’s one thing to violate the league’s substance abuse policy, but for Miller to take it a step further by trying to cheat the system even more after getting caught is another low in the young linebacker’s career. Miller wasted no time emerging as one of the league’s top defensive stars over his first two seasons after recording 30 sacks (18.5 in 2013), but now it’s difficult not to wonder if he’s really as good of a player as the last two years have indicated.
The Broncos still have to wait four more games before their star linebacker returns to the field, but with everything that has happened this early in his career–how much can Denver really trust him? It was one thing to deal with the suspension, but to find out about his involvement with trying to corrupt the system along with all of the other controversial incidents just makes you wonder if Miller is even mature enough for the NFL.