Von Miller of the Denver Broncos was initially suspended for the first 4 games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, but it was extended to 6. Details have become available as to why that was.
According to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Miller, along with the urine sample collector, tried to cheat the test.
Now, Miller looks like and idiot and the urine collector is likely out of a job.
Suspended Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller unsuccessfully attempted to corrupt the NFL’s drug-testing program with the help of a urine collector before each was caught in a matter that will affect how the NFL’s collection testing procedures are done moving forward, league sources said.
This helps explain why Miller’s four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy suddenly and mysteriously was increased to six games and easily could have been up to a year, the sources said.
Miller’s initial diluted sample counted as a positive test and led to notification of his four-week suspension under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. While Miller’s reps and the NFLPA were prepared to fight the suspension vigorously in the appeals process, sources said the NFL, NFLPA and Miller’s representatives became aware the Broncos linebacker and the collector involved worked together in an attempt to help Miller avoid a failed test.
Sources said the collector worked in Miami, where Miller spends offseason time, and the collector reveled in knowing the Broncos linebacker while being, according to a source, “star struck.” It led, sources said, to the collector’s willingness to substitute another person’s urine specimen for Miller. It might have worked, sources said, had a second collector not discovered that Miller was not in the city where his collection was supposed to have taken place.
Have we not learned anything from Ryan Braun? Just leave the urine collector out of the whole ordeal.