NFL officials will meet on August 15 with representatives of Von Miller to discuss his appeal.

SAN FRANCISCO - By Mike Klis, Denver Post

NFL officials will meet Aug. 15 with representatives of Broncos linebacker Von Miller to discuss his case of an alleged drug violation, according to a league source.

While the date of the meeting between parties has been set, the particulars have not yet been formalized. Still to be determined is whether there will be a formal hearing, a preliminary discussion, or whether Miller will be present.

Miller is facing a four-game suspension for allegedly violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

While some form of hearing will be held Aug. 15, a ruling on Miller's appeal is not expected for several more days. A ruling is expected before the Broncos open the season with a Thursday night, Sept. 5 game against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Miller plans to play in the Broncos' preseason game Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Regardless of the ruling on his case, he will be able to play and practice with the Broncos through the preseason.

After the meeting with league officials Aug. 15, the Broncos will fly the next day to Seattle for a preseason game Aug. 17 against the Seahawks.

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