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    Denver coach displeased with Miller over latest run-in

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Fox has had it with Von Miller's transgressions. Now, the Denver Broncos are waiting to see if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has, too.
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  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Fox has had it with Von Miller's transgressions. Now, the Denver Broncos are waiting to see if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has, too.
    The All-Pro linebacker, who's serving a six-game suspension for violating the league's drug-abuse policy, was cited last week for speeding and driving with a suspended license, his second run-in with the law in less than a month.
    "Obviously, it's something that we're not happy about," Fox said Wednesday. "Everybody here has an individual responsibility not only to themselves but to this organization, as well as to this football team. So, obviously it's something that we're not pleased about. I'll leave it at that."
    Asked if he felt if this latest citation could result in a longer banishment for Miller, the Broncos coach said, "You'd have to ask the commissioner that. That's not my lane."
    The NFL declined comment.
    The league's conduct policy states that discipline is possible for "conduct that undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL, NFL clubs, or NFL players," and the commissioner has pledged to take a sterner approach with repeat offenders.
    However, traffic violations have generally not been a part of the league's conduct policy.
    Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Miller was cited on Sept. 5 near his home for speeding and driving with a suspended license. He's due in court on Oct. 28.
    The traffic stop occurred at 10:30 a.m. on the day the Broncos kicked off the NFL season against the Baltimore Ravens, the first regular season game that Miller missed for repeated violations of the league's drug-abuse policy.
    Robinson said Miller was pulled over for going 38 mph in a 25 mph residential zone and a routine computer check revealed he was driving with a suspended license. Miller was with his father, Von Sr., who was then allowed to drive the vehicle, a black BMW that's registered to Miller's mother, Gloria, according to the summons and complaint.
    Miller was arrested on Aug. 10 when he tried to make a firearm purchase at a gun club near the Broncos practice facilities. A routine background check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on multiple charges from last October, when he was cited for driving carelessly and lacking a license and proof of insurance.
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