PK: Von’s suspension possibly caused by ‘extenuating circumstances’

Hoping on an Unknown: With Von Miller facing a potential suspension, fifth-round rookie Quanterus Smith is unexpectedly in the Denver spotlight

It’s unlikely Miller will beat what The Denver Post claims is a looming suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, though there are growing suspicions there could be extenuating circumstances to Miller’s proposed ban. Neither he nor the Broncos were talking about it on Thursday.

Mike Klis first suggested on Wednesday that Von's suspension may stem from a missed drug test.

But whatever the details, it's hard to imagine the ironfisted jury/judge/executioner/appeals judge Roger Goodell reversing a ban on appeal. Accordingly, Denver's best hope may be for a reduced suspension.

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