Broncos' Miller Suspended Six Games
Published on August 21 2013 10:20 am
Last Updated on August 21 2013 10:20 am
Written by Millie Lange
(Englewood, CO) -- The Denver Broncos will be without linebacker Von Miller for a portion of the season. Miller is being suspended six games for violating the NFL's drug policy. He issued a statement saying that although his penalty doesn't result from a positive test, there is no excuse for his violation of the rules. He apologized for hurting his team, Broncos fans and himself. The suspension without pay will cost Miller more than $800,000 in salary.
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Quarterbacks Michael Vick and Brandon Weeden have won their respective position battles. Vick has been named the Philadelphia Eagles starter by new head coach Chip Kelly. He beat out Nick Foles for the job. Weeden has impressed new head coach Rob Chudzinski this preseason to win the Cleveland Browns QB role. He had been battling with veteran Jason Campbell.
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