NEW YORK - One Denver Broncos player had a reason to smile even before Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Linebacker Von Miller learned this week he will be able to keep more than $1 million from his signing bonus that the Broncos were attempting to get back after Miller was suspended for the first six games of this season, according to ESPN.
The suspension was for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The Broncos, Miller and lawyers resolved their differences with a settlement that was said to be a win for Miller, sources told ESPN.
Miller’s case was heard in Philadelphia, in front of Special Master Stephen Burbank. But before the final ruling was made, Denver and Miller settled the case this week.
The rocky year for the two-time Pro Bowler ended on Dec. 23 when he tore his ACL in the Broncos 37-13 win over the Houston Texans.