The Denver Broncos want to recoup some of star linebacker Von Miller's signing bonus in light of his six-game suspension for violating the league's drug-abuse policy, ESPN reported.
ESPN says Denver will attempt to reclaim $1.25 million of the signing bonus money the team gave their star linebacker, automatically withholding the money from Miller's paychecks when he becomes eligible to play again, league sources said.
But Miller's defense team is convinced the return of bonus money is not included in the settlement it reached with the NFL, sources told ESPN.
Miller spent Friday in Washington with NFL Players Association lawyers, going over the terms of his settlement with the NFL. Executives around the league said Denver has no choice but to reclaim Miller's bonus money; it's how the NFL wants its business conducted.