The Denver Broncos have gone 6-0 without their star linebacker Von Miller. Miller, who was suspended for an NFL drug violation, says he anxious to play again.
“It hasn’t gone by fast, though,” Miller said to the Denver Post. “A lot of people have said it went by fast. It hasn’t. It wasn’t easy. And I don’t want to get away from that. I want to stay with that focus that it’s not easy.”
Miller’s suspension was a major topic around the league because he reportedly tried to corrupt the drug-test program. Miller addressed his positive drug test and his attempt to rig the results.
“I don’t have a substance-abuse problem,” he said. “I feel like I’ve definitely made some mistakes in the past. I can’t shy away from that. But I’m working hard to fix it. I’m working hard to gain everybody’s trust back. All I can ask is people judge me from my actions going forward. I’m working hard to gain trust back. I’m very confident I’ll be able to do that.”
The linebacker says he ready to take the field, claiming that he’s “still quick” and that he will be better off because he lost 2 percent body fat.
“I still move like a wildcat,” Miller said. “I’m still quick. I’m still going to cover guys. I’m in the best shape of my life. Emotionally I’m in a very good place. Nutrition, I’ve stepped it up. Usually during the season you get away from it because everything is moving so fast.”