Recent Drug Policy Violations – Von Miller & Miguel Tejada

You often hear headlines in passing regarding professional athletes being suspended for violating drug policies. These athletes are likely being looked up to by kids and aspiring athletes nationwide, which make these suspensions especially heartbreaking (or if you’re counting on them for your fantasy team this year!)

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Broncos Linebacker – Von Miller

Broncos’ star linebacker has been suspended for the first six games of the regular season for a recent violation in the NFL’s drug policy. Miller’s suspension will certainly make his team take a hit for the first half of the season.

“Although my suspension doesn’t result from a positive test, there is no excuse for my violation of the rules,” Miller said in response to his suspension. The details of the violation include spilled and diluted urine samples. Both considered violations of the NFL’s drug abuse policy. He apologized to his team and Broncos fans for his bad decisions and how they will affect those around him.

Miller is a two-time Pro Bowl pick with a combined 30 sacks from his first 2 seasons. In other words, not easy to replace for those first six games.

KC Royals Infielder – Miguel Tejada

Following an MLB investigation into Tejada’s alleged involvement with Biogenesis, officials took action for his use of amphetamines. While there may be alleged proof that Tejada had been a customer of the biogenesis clinic, his suspension was a result of his positive test results for use of amphetamines. This will be the third time Tejada has tested positive for Adderall, leading to his current 105 game suspension.

Tejada has actually been taking Adderall for 5 years with medical permission for the MLB. Although, this permission expired in April when the MLB denied an extension.

Tejada was a fan favorite in Kansas City and a well-liked teammate on the field. Tejada’s suspension is the third-longest non-lifetime ban in MLB history. It will be interesting to see if next season we will see Tejada back in the lineup for the KC Royals and whether he will receive a renewal of permission to use this drug.

Drug Policy Violations: Major Consequences

These two suspensions remind us that drug use can have some serious consequences, for both major league athletes and the rest of us. If someone you know is abusing drugs, it’s best to seek professional help. For your drug testing needs, contact an ARCpoint Lab location near you today.

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13 Comments to “Recent Drug Policy Violations – Von Miller & Miguel Tejada”

  1. Jim Riffe 27 August 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    I wonder if he really needs Adderall or if he is using excuses to abuse it. Either way, it is a bad drug to be taking.

  2. Jim Thomas 28 August 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    These pros need to just do it right and stop using ban substances.

  3. Cathrine Sadler 1 September 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Here I thought the Royals were clear out of the news about all the recent news.

  4. Todd Blackledge 2 September 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    These issues happen way more than they should. It’s too bad we have these types of players who feel the need to gain an extra edge.

  5. Amy Ray 2 September 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    These aren’t the first stories, and they won’t be the last.

  6. Jim Pierce 2 September 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    So sad to hear about these players cheating the game.

  7. Simon Raphael 2 September 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    Hopefully one day these stories will be more rare than common.

  8. Jen Fallot 3 September 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Stories like this one aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

  9. Simon Raphael 3 September 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Such a terrible story. Hope they can figure out how to stop this.

  10. Amy Ray 3 September 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Too bad for these guys, maybe next time they’ll think about it.

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