Broncos’ Von Miller Denies Smoking Marijuana, John Fox to Keep him with First Team


Von Miller on the sidelines during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 38-3. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

The Denver Broncos reported for their physicals Wednesday and head coach John Fox, along with key players, addressed the media for the first time since the team broke after minicamp. This comes just the day before camp gets underway on Thursday.

The main topic of the day was of course Von Miller’s four-game suspension to start the season.

“Out of respect for confidentiality and out of respect for this being an ongoing situation, I can’t really touch on further detail about it,” Miller said.

“Respect” and “confidentiality” were used a lot throughout Miller’s press conference. However, when Darren McKee, co-host of The Drive, asked if smoking marijuana was part of Miller’s life, he said, “Absolutely not.”

It’s was his quickest answer of the day.

Miller said he would touch on more details when the issue is resolved.

Fox said that the team was handling the matter internally and will wait for the appeals process to work itself out. Until then, he has Miller practicing with the first team, as expected.

Champ Bailey spoke after Miller and said that he didn’t think Miller would do anything to jeopardize his career.

Depending on how the appeal plays out, this press conference could be one of the most re-watched tapes a month from now.

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