USA TODAY - Sixty three days ago, Von Miller tweeted to the NFL world that he did "nothing wrong" when news first leaked that he was facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse police.
Sixty one days ago, on the day he reported to training camp, Miller told reporters that he was appealing his suspension and once his case was resolved, he'd reveal the truth about what led to the suspension.
It's been more than two months, and we're still waiting for an explanation that might never come, especially now that ESPN has reported that the extenuating circumstances that led to Miller's negotiated six-game suspension was an attempt to conspire with an employee of the drug testing company to swap out his urine sample.
How will Miller possibly explain this? And will Broncos fans be able to forgive him?
This latest news is much more damning than his failed test for marijuana as a rookie, or a series of traffic infractions for speeding, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license - things that have been explained as mistakes by an immature 24-year-old millionaire. This is an indication that Miller tried to cheat and then lied about it, to his fans and to his teammates, whom he also told he did nothing wrong.
Miller has served nearly half of his six-game suspension, and will return to practice on Oct. 14 and play his first game of the season on Oct. 20. The latest news won't change that. The NFL and Miller's camp were aware of the issue with the test collector in August when the sides negotiated Miller's suspension down to six games.
Miller's words, the few of them he's spoken or written since July, have thus far been hollow. Now it's up to Miller to finally come clean.
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