ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s latest off-the-field stumble has gotten the team’s attention, especially since it came when he is currently under the guidelines of a six-game suspension.
Miller is one game into his suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, and on Wednesday team officials were privately wrestling with the revelation that Miller was cited last week for driving without a license and speeding.
“Obviously we’re not happy about it. Everybody here has an individual responsibility, not only to themselves, but to this organization, to this football team, so it’s something we’re not pleased about. We’ll leave it at that,” Broncos coach John Fox said Wednesday.
Multiple sources said Wednesday they believed Miller had been cited after he had returned from meeting with NFL Players Association officials about his suspension. Miller was meeting with union attorneys to discuss the Broncos’ intention to reclaim about $1.25 million worth of signing bonus money because of the suspension. The team plans to simply withhold the money from Miller’s game checks when he is slated to be paid again in Week 7 — and the NFLPA is set to battle that decision.