Broncos star linebacker Von Miller could be suspended for six games instead of the original four-game sentence the league handed him for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, ESPN reported Monday morning, citing league sources.
Miller is scheduled to meet with the NFL to discuss an appeal on Tuesday, fighting any suspension and hoping to at least reduce the time of it.
If the NFL adds two games to the suspension, it likely would be because the league believes Miller's urine specimen was altered. If there is a "fraudulent attempt to affect the results," it will tack on more games, said a source familiar with NFL drug policy.
The NFL tacked two games onto an original four-game suspension for former Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams last year, alleging the ex-De La Salle High star tampered with his specimen.
Miller played in the Broncos' exhibition-game loss at Seattle on Saturday night. Thursday, he met with his legal team to discuss a strategy regarding his appeal for what was expected to be a four-game suspension.
If Miller is suspended for six weeks, he would miss games against the Ravens, Giants (at New York), Raiders, Eagles, Cowboys (at Dallas) and Jaguars.