Von Miller doesn’t have a babysitter. He’s not a recovering addict.
And while he’s not “super mature” now, the Denver Broncos rush linebacker said Monday he learned a lot from his six-week suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy.
“I learned you have to slow down,” the two-time Pro Bowler said on his first full day back with the team since the end of August. “I’ve had a lot of time to stay by myself … I’ve learned how my mistakes can affect others.”
Up to now, Miller has affected his Broncos teammates and himself quite negatively.
Unconfirmed reports have said the NFL lengthened his suspension for testing positive for recreational drug use when he tried to corrupt the testing process by swapping in a clean urine sample.
On top of that matter, he was arrested in August for failure to show at a court date over unpaid parking tickets, and in September he was ticketed for speeding and driving without a licence.
“I learned that traffic tickets and procrastination can lead to some bigger things,” he said Monday.
Miller said he learned yet another thing.