After a plethora of bad news over the weekend, the Denver Broncos received some more bad news. It is looking likely that Miller will not only be suspended, but his suspension will grow from four games to six games.
ESPN had reported that Miller would to be suspended as soon as today. However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport contradicted Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson's reports by saying that is highly unlikely that there will be a resolution today.
There have been ongoing conversations between Miller's team and the NFL on negotiating the suspension according to NFL Network reporter Albert Breer. It is said Miller would like to now have the suspension go back to just four games, but the NFL is wanting a six game suspension. Miller is still expected to go through with his appeal on Tuesday because it is believed if he cancels, it'll be an admission of guilt. Whatever the suspension does end being, it could have been much worse for Miller. The NFL was not the least bit happy with Miller's actions. It was said that the NFL was strongly considering giving Von Miller a full year suspension.
It has been when all the trouble started, Miller spilled his urine sample and wasn't able to provide enough to get tested. When asked to give another sample, Miller was unable to comply. Due to Miller being unable to go that day, the NFL scheduled another sample to be given another day. When Miller would give that sample, it would come back positive for being extremely diluted due to mass amounts of water drank prior to the test according to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman.
If Miller does not find himself on the field until week 7, the Broncos should be able to survive. In their first six games, the Broncos schedule looks like: BAL, @NYG, PHI, OAK, @DAL and JAX. Every single on of those games are winnable and even without Miller, the expectations should be 5-1 or at very worst, 4-2. Not to make light of the suspension, but it is much more important for Miller to get his priorities straight for the rest of his professional and personal life. Hopefully that will be the case regardless of what happens on Tuesday.