When it rains, it pours for Denver Broncos superstar linebacker Von Miller. The same day his six-game suspension was made official, the Denver Post reported Miller could be called as a witness in a death penalty case stemming from a Denver bar fight in October.
Miller is even listed as a possible acquaintance of the suspect, who has been charged for stabbing five people to death almost a year ago. As of now, there’s no evidence that Miller knows the alleged culprit, but the Broncos better hope it stays that way.
Denver will already be without the Defensive Player of the Year candidate for the first two months of the season, but the Broncos will be fine as long as that’s the extent of Miller’s absence. Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ offense will put up enough points in four home games in the first six weeks of the season to make sure Denver is still near the top of the AFC West standings without Miller, but that plan won’t work into the playoff stretch run. The long-term effect of the third-year pro’s sudden trouble-making ways is what might eventually make John Fox and John Elway pull their hair out.