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Broncos troubled by Von Miller's arrest

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller reacts in

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller reacts in the third quarter of a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams. (Aug. 24, 2013) Credit: AP

In the wake of last week’s arrest for driving without a license and speeding, the Broncos have grown increasingly frustrated about linebacker Von Miller’s situation. The third-year pass rusher, a first-round pick in 2011, is currently serving a six-game suspension under the NFL’s substance abuse policy.  

“Obviously, we’re not happy about it,” head coach John Fox said, per Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “Everybody here has an individual responsibility, not only to themselves, but to this organization, to this football team, so it's something we're not pleased about. We'll leave it at that.”

Per Legwold, mulltiple sources said Wednesday they believed Miller had been cited after he had returned from meeting with NFL Players Association officials about his suspension. Miller met with union attorneys to discuss the Broncos' intention to reclaim about $1.25 million worth of signing bonus money because of the suspension. The team plans to withhold the money from Miller's game checks when he returns from his suspension in Week 7. The NFLPA is expected to challenge that move.

CBS4 Denver first reported Miller's latest traffic citations. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson told the station that Miller was with his father, Von Sr., and allowed to go home. The elder Miller was seen picking his son up from the Broncos' complex late Wednesday morning.

During his suspension Miller can attend meetings and use the team's weight room, but he cannot attend practices or games.

Miller was also arrested in August when he was trying to purchase a firearm. A background check revealed an outstanding warrant, and Miller was arrested. He had failed to appear for a court date that stemmed from multiple citations last October for careless driving, driving without a license and not having proof of insurance. His original court date had been Dec. 31.

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