John Fox, NFL respond to Miller suspension

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller will be suspended for the first six games of the regular season for violating the National Football League’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the league informed the Broncos on Tuesday.
Please see below for statements from Head Coach John Fox as well as the NFL.
Fox and Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway will be available to the media today at 4:30 p.m. at the club’s training facility.

Head Coach John Fox
“Von has acknowledged making some mistakes in the past and is now being held accountable under the policies the league has in place. While it’s very disappointing that we will be without him for the start of the season, we will support him as a football team and organization.
“All of us will stand by Von and help him however possible as he continues his personal growth off the field.
“Replacing him on the field will not be easy, but every team must deal with adversity. We will plan accordingly and be prepared. I am confident our team will step up and meet the challenge.
“I expect Von to stay in excellent shape and be ready to play at a high level when he returns to the Broncos.”

NFL Spokesperson
“Von Miller of the Denver Broncos has been suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
“Miller will be eligible to return to the Broncos’ active roster on Monday, October 14 following the team’s October 13 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Miller is eligible to participate in the final two weeks of preseason practices and games. His suspension starts on Saturday, August 31.

[Note: The NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse is posted on From the home page, click on “Resources” and then “About the NFL.”]