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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller did not test positive for performance enhancing drugs or recreational drugs to trigger a suspension from the NFL, NFL sources told The Denver Post on Friday.
Miller is reportedly suspended without pay for the first four games of the upcoming NFL season, though the NFL has not commented on the matter or announced an official suspension. Miller has appealed the suspension, according to the Post, and has been practicing with the Broncos' first team during training camp.
While Miller refuses to comment on what he deems an "ongoing situation" he did confirm as true a statement from the NFLPA asserting Miller's positive test had nothing to do with performance-enhancing drugs, according to the Associated Press.
Players can violate the NFL's drug policy without actually flunking a drug test. Violations can include missing tests or counseling sessions. The Post has reported Miller is in Stage 2 of the league's program as a result of testing positive for marijuana and amphetamine use during his rookie season in 2011.
On Wednesday, Miller told reporters that marijuana is "absolutely not" a part of his life.
When word of the suspension first came out on Monday, Miller tweeted, "Seeing reports abt 4 game susp. I know I did nothing wrong. I'm sure this'll be resolved fairly. Disapp. Broncos have 2 open camp like this."
Miller earned defensive rookie of the year honors in 2012 with 11.5 sacks. He posted 18.5 sacks last season, helping the Broncos record a league-leading 52 sacks in 2013.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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