NFL suspends Broncos LB Von Miller for 6 games

We are only two weeks and two days away from the NFL season opener between the Broncos and Ravens on Thursday Night Football.

Like the rest of us mere mortals, Broncos linebacker Von Miller will be watching this game instead of playing in it with his teammates.

The NFL has suspended Miller today for six games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. In addition to the Ravens, the Broncos face three NFC East teams (excluding the Eagles), the Raiders and Jaguars in the first six weeks.

In his statement on the suspension, Miller says, "... Although my suspension doesn’t result from a positive test, there is no excuse for my violations of the rules."

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, Miller's suspension was for a "diluted sample." Asked to provide a urine sample before an offseason workout, Miller spilled the sample before giving it to the collector. After the workout and drinking lots of water, he then provided a sample to the collector.

Miller, who was the third overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, has a total of 30.0 sacks, nine forced fumbles and one interception in 31 career games.

Only three other players have at least 30.0 sacks and five forced fumbles over the past two seasons: DeMarcus Ware, Jared Allen and Aldon Smith.

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