Von Miller didn’t fail a drug test, but his four-game suspension is still on the table. That’s because he failed the policy.
This comes from a source via USA Today.
There are numerous ways for a player to fail the policy. Missing a test or counseling session is a violation. Repeatedly showing up late for tests and behavioral issues also are considered compliance violations of the NFL’s intervention program. – Mike Klis (Denver Post)
When it comes down to it, we’ll probably never know the full details of the case because of the NFL’s confidentiality rules. Just because Miller didn’t fail a drug test doesn’t mean that he’s guaranteed to win his appeal, however.