NFL suspends Denver Broncos' linebacker
The National Football League would suspend Von Miller, Denver Broncos linebacker. Miller would be suspended for four games if NFL was able to prove that he violated the league's policy regarding substance abuse. NFL conformed to the strict discretion clause of cases like defiance of its policies. NFL would comment only after the failure of 2011's Defensive Rookie of the Year's appeal. The league was forced to suspend Miller because for two times, he tested positive for the illegal drugs.
The football league was one of the highest-earning sector in the sports industry. In 2012, it reported a total of US$8.8 billion revenue. Its overall operating income was around US$1.3 billion. Forbes said that an average NFL team was worth US$1.1 billion. ESPN added that NFL's average spectators for each game were roughly 67,579.
Not long ago, NBC, CBS and Fox renewed their contract with NFL through the season in 2022. The deals with the said companies would generate almost US$2 billion every year to more than US$3 billion.