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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BREAKING: Von Miller tried to unsuccessfully corrupt the NFL's drug testing program with the help of a urine collector.


https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL/status/381781990770343936

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Von Miller and tester tried and failed to corrupt collection process:


http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9707976/von-miller-denver-broncos-urine-collector-tried-cheat-test

Miller, collector tried to cheat test

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Suspended Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller unsuccessfully attempted to corrupt the NFL's drug testing program with the help of a urine collector before each was caught in a matter that will affect how the NFL's collection testing procedures are done moving forward, league sources said.

This helps explain why Miller's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy suddenly and mysteriously was increased to six games and easily could have been up to a year, the sources said.

One source was "reasonably certain" no money changed hands between Miller and the collector, but that there was concern the NFL may have a problem beyond Miller and the collector involved. The NFL and the NFLPA declined comment.

Miller's agent, Joby Branion, declined comment Sunday morning, as did representatives of the testing company, Drug Free Sport.

Another source said after the NFL learned details in the Miller case, it summoned representatives of the testing company, Drug Free Sport, to New York in late August to meet with league officials to review collection procedures that could enhance the process in the NFL/NFLPA joint testing program. Repeated calls to Drug Free Sports this weekend went unanswered.

The collector involved has been dismissed, per a source.

The player shining a spotlight on potential flaws in the program is Miller, whose initial diluted sample counted as a positive test and led to notification of his four-week suspension under the NFL's substance abuse policy. While Miller's reps and the NFLPA were prepared to fight the suspension vigorously in the appeals process, sources said the NFL, NFLPA and Miller's representatives became aware the Broncos linebacker and the collector involved worked together in an attempt to help Miller avoid a failed test.

Sources said the collector worked in Miami, where Miller spends offseason time, and the collector reveled in knowing the Broncos linebacker while being, according to a source, "star struck." It led, sources said, to the collector's willingness to substitute another person's urine specimen for Miller. It might have worked, sources said, had a second collector not discovered that Miller was not in the city where his collection was supposed to have taken place.

"He's fast," one source said of Miller, "but he's not that fast."

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cleveland fielding offers for and open to trading WRs Josh Gordon and Greg Little. At least one team has made a quality offer for Gordon.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mallett for Gordon?

Lombardi as Browns GM....

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They Browns are reportedly looking to land RB Ben Tate from the Texans.

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Browns covet Texans free-agent-to-be RB Ben Tate. Should Cleveland land Tate, it would have him and Indy's first-rd draft pick in place of Richardson.


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What @MikeSilver & I are reporting: Tom Brady himself has been calling & texting Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd, gauging their availability

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On #Browns WR Josh Gordon, he's been on the trade block for several weeks, source said. Banner wants him out, very clear, source said.


https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/381800805117870080
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would the Browns want to get rid of Josh Gordon? Wasn't he decent for them last year when Weeden actually played QB instead of just throwing incompletes and interceptions?
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On #Browns WR Josh Gordon, he's been on the trade block for several weeks, source said. Banner wants him out, very clear, source said.


https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/381800805117870080


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd much rather trade for Gordon than resign lloyd or branch
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you guys vastly underrate how big of an idiot Josh Gordon is. If there's a red flag, he has it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gordon he's very close to a year-long suspension, he said so himself... but the Patriots have taken certain character risks with players in the past, although that was mostly pre-Hernandez.
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I think you guys vastly underrate how big of an idiot Josh Gordon is. If there's a red flag, he has it.


They also traded for Talib. Another idiot (with bigger baggage).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sciz wrote:
I think you guys vastly underrate how big of an idiot Josh Gordon is. If there's a red flag, he has it.


They also traded for Talib. Another idiot (with bigger baggage).
Talib's gun history is something Gordon doesn't have, but Talib also didn't have effort issues on the field and wasn't one bad drug test from a year long suspension.
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NinjaZX6R wrote:
Sciz wrote:
I think you guys vastly underrate how big of an idiot Josh Gordon is. If there's a red flag, he has it.


They also traded for Talib. Another idiot (with bigger baggage).
Talib's gun history is something Gordon doesn't have, but Talib also didn't have effort issues on the field and wasn't one bad drug test from a year long suspension.


How many NFL suspensions does he have? I was under the impression that he had a 2 game suspension but that was about it. Why would he be subject to a year long suspension?
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If the WRs play like they have been playing the last two weeks, I wouldn't be opposed to sending a conditional draft pick to the Browns for him.

Baylor WRs do play in an option route based offense.

Remember watching an ESPN video on their offense back in 2011.
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