It's like Von Miller never really left

Little-known rule keeps suspended players in fold, providing teams an edge

Updated: October 18, 2013, 9:42 AM ET
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

DENVER -- Mere minutes after his Broncos teammates finish practice, a shirtless Von Miller, chicken wing in one hand and five playing cards in the other, fills the locker room with his trademark baritone staccato laugh.

It seems like business as usual at Denver's facility, despite the linebacker's much-publicized offseason problems that resulted in a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Before 2004, suspended players weren't allowed anywhere ...

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