The Von Miller saga continues to play out, and it apparently continues to get more dysfunctional.
In a situation where privacy, discretion, and confidentiality should be front and center, there are leaks of confidentiality and information at every turn.
The USA Today is reporting that the four game suspension Miller is appealing, is not for a positive drug test. That of course conflicts with the information first reported, which suggested that Miller reportedly tested positive for marijuana and molly’s.
“He didn’t test positive for anything,” the person said.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because drug test results are supposed to remain confidential. The NFL does not announce suspensions until after the appeal process is over.
That anonymous source also confirmed a report from The Denver Post that Miller had tested positive for marijuana in 2011, Miller’s rookie season.
That failed test result landed Miller in the league’s drug offender program. That program has several phases, which includes random, unannounced drug tests.
Miller is still not out the clear, because even though he didn’t fail a drug test, that doesn’t mean he’ll win his appeal.
Miller could have violated the policy by refusing to be tested, or diluting his sample.