Report: Von Miller’s sample collector may have also conspired with others
The Miami-based sample collector who tried to help Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller cheat the NFL’s drug testing program may have done the same with other players, ProFootballTalk is reporting.
The “star struck” collector was fired by the league after trying to substitute another person’s urine for Miller’s, according to an ESPN report, leading the NFL to meet to review its collection procedures.
Players who spend their offseasons in Miami, as Miller does, are “potential culprits,” according to ProFootballTalk.
Potential culprits include include players who spend their offseasons in Miami, and particularly those who may have skipped their team’s offseason programs to work out in South Florida. If a player shows up for the offseason program, they’re no longer subject to the jurisdiction of the Miami-based collector. (Unless they play for the Dolphins.)
The window for the league’s offseason substance-abuse testing opens on April 20 (ironically) and continues until August 9. Once a player passes that test, he’s free and clear to smoke ‘em if he has ‘em.
The report suggests that the evidence could lead to an investigation into the collector and players who train in Miami.