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.
Source: Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, ESPN.com