Von Miller says marijuana “absolutely not” a part of his life

Speaking at Dove Valley on Wednesday, Von Miller mostly avoided questions about his four-game drug-related suspension. But when asked about whether smoking marijuana is a part of his life, he emphatically responded, "Absolutely not."

Said the All-Pro linebacker, "I don't think I let my teammates down. Everybody has tough moments in their lives. I have great teammates, teammates have been great for me."

But in a possible nod to prior issues, the third-year star added, "The guy who I was yesterday is not the guy I am today; the guy who I was two or three or four years ago is not who I am today."

Von also confirmed the NFLPA's statement that his suspension was not PED-driven.

John Fox said, "Right now there is no penalty to my knowledge. He'll get every rep with the first team until we hear something differently."

This would seem to suggest that Miller's role in practice would only change if he were to lose his appeal, which the NFL reportedly hopes to hold by mid-August.


Linemen Chris Kuper and J.D. Walton will begin camp on the preseason PUP list, while Ryan Clady is expected to be held out of practice for the next two or three weeks.

Champ Bailey says he "stands behind" Von and would be surprised if he were to be suspended.

OC Adam Gase answered the standard questions in a June Q&A for the official site.

Videos: John Fox, Champ Bailey, Ryan CladyVon Miller, and Wes Welker speak at Dove Valley.

League News

Arizona will visit with DE John Abraham, who had visited Denver early on during free agency.

The Jets are expected to bring back WR Braylon Edwards for a third time.

Detroit added WR Chaz Schilens and will host DT Rocky Bernard; St. Louis will waive 2012 fifth-round guard Rokevious Watkins, who reportedly arrived at camp severely overweight; Tennessee placed TE Delanie Walker and WR Kevin Walter on their preseason PUP list.

Pats coach Bill Belichick spent nearly seven minutes speaking about Aaron Hernandez, whose probable cause hearing was delayed until next month.

The NFLPA filed a grievance asking that New England team doctor Thomas Gill step down from his position; the complaint relates to the release of DL Jonathan Fanene.

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