NFL: Fox claims Miller issues being addressed

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox insists the team are giving Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller all the help he needs to get his personal life and career back on track.

Von Miller

Since being drafted by the Broncos with the second pick in the 2011 NFL draft, Miller immediately established himself as one of the premier outside linebackers in the league, earning AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honours and consecutive Pro Bowl appearances in 2012 and 2013.

Despite his success on the field, several transgressions off the field have threatened to derail the 24-year-old’s promising career.

Miller is currently one game into a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. On Wednesday, Broncos officials were informed that Miller was cited last week for driving without a license and speeding, and also that he had an open warrant in California for failing to appear in court over an unpaid speeding ticket received last year.

Coach Fox discussed Miller’s latest violations after practice on Wednesday: "Obviously we're not happy about. 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.''

Miller was also arrested in August of this year on another failure-to-appear warrant following a mandatory background check at a gun shop in Denver. The warrant was issued after the player failed to appear for a court date stemming from multiple citations of careless driving, driving without a license and not having proof of insurance.

At the time of his arrest, Miller was preparing to attend an appeal hearing over his current substance-abuse related suspension.

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