Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 7/26/13

It could just be a matter of semantics at this point, but Von Miller did not fail a drug test by testing positive for a banned drug under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. According to a report from USA Today, an unnamed source informed them to that the Denver Broncos All-Pro linebacker ‘didn’t test positive for anything.’ This would seem to back up the claims of Miller and members of the organization that have gone to bat for Miller the past couple of days since the initial report first popped-up. That being said, someone leaked information that they shouldn’t have. Under the rules fo the collective bargaining agreement, the details of these suspensions are never revealed by the league or the player’s association. Now, if Miller didn’t test positive, what does that mean? Well, he could have had a diluted sample, which would be enough for a violation, or, he could have refused to take a test, also a violation. USA Today is citing that the same source confirmed to the Denver Post that Miller did test positive for marijuana back in 2011. By testing positive back then, Miller wasn’t suspended as a rookie, but placed in the league’s drug [...]

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