ESPN reports Broncos linebacker Von Miller will receive an NFL suspension of "at least" six games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The report says Miller's suspension could be officially announced as early as Monday, but the sides are still negotiating the final penalty.
On July 23, Miller was suspended four games to start the 2013 season for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policies. Miller also reportedly tested positive for marijuana and amphetamines in 2011 as a rookie.
The latest reported six-game suspension follows Miller's postponement of an NFL appeals hearing in New York. He instead met with NFLPA officials to review and plan his strategy.
Miller met last Thursday with the NFL Players Association with some hope he could have the suspension reduced to four games, sources said, but another source familiar with the process was convinced it will be at least a six-game suspension.
Adding to Miller's off-season woes was his arrest last week at a Denver area gun club for a failure to appear on a warrant related to driving charges.
The absence of Miller, who ranked third in the NFL with 18.5 sacks n 2012, could hamper the Broncos defense in their Sept. 5 season opener against the Super Bowl champion Ravens.
Miller did not address the media after practice Monday.