DENVER, CO (The Spread) - On Monday morning the Broncos were dealt yet another pressing concern to go along with their troubling offseason.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter via Twitter, linebacker Von Miller is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug policy. And by Monday afternoon, Mike Klis of the Denver Post had reported that Miller's four-game suspension was for testing positive for amphetamines and marijuana during his rookie season in 2011.
That said, Miller tweeted that he "knows" he did "nothing wrong" in regard to the suspension and that he's "sure this'll be resolved fairly." He also noted that he's disappointed the Broncos have to open camp "like this." It's believed that he failed a recent test for the drug "Molly," which is essentially ecstasy.
Yesterday oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv listed the Broncos as a Super Bowl favorite at 6/1, but their odds have since dropped to 13/2 and the 49ers are back to being the favorites at 6/1. The Seahawks, meanwhile, are now 17/2 to win next year's NFL championship while the Patriots are 9/1 and the Packers are 12/1.
As previously mentioned, this has been a rather tumultuous offseason in Denver. The team suspended pro personnel director Tom Heckert one month without pay and player personnel director Matt Russell indefinitely without pay following their offseason DUI arrests. Backup center Quentin Saulsberry was also arrested on May 19 in Arapahoe County on suspicion of drunk driving, but the information didn't become public until last week.