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Photos: Top ten NFL players suspended for substance abuse -- before Von Miller

Broncos all-pro Von Miller may be suspended, reportedly after testing positive for marijuana and Molly. "I know I did nothing wrong," he tweeted yesterday -- and indeed, one ex-Bronco's pot-use suspension was overturned a few years back. But that wasn't true of another Denver-affiliated player, who was photographed at this year's High Times Cannabis Cup. And that's not to mention the star benched after being caught with a Whizzinator. Check out those stories and more in our list of the top ten NFL players suspended for substance abuse -- before Von Miller.Santonio Holmes

Santonio Holmes.
Santonio Holmes.

New York Daily News, June 2010: "Santonio Holmes was meeting with his new employers at 1:45 p.m. Monday when word came down from the NFL that he was being suspended four games without pay for violating the league's substance-abuse policy -- a hello-goodbye moment that takes the cake." Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams.
Ricky Williams.
Travis Henry.
Travis Henry.

ESPN, December 2007: "Denver Broncos halfback Travis Henry won an appeal of his one-year drug suspension and will be able to finish out the remainder of the season.

"The NFL informed Henry in September he had failed a test for marijuana. He disputed the results and sued the NFL to avoid a suspension. He contended the league violated its substance abuse policy by not allowing an expert of Henry's choosing to be present for the testing."

Leon Lett

Leon Lett.
Leon Lett.

Chicago Tribune, September 1999: "Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl defensive tackle Leon Lett was suspended for eight games by Commissioner Paul Tagliabue for violating the National Football League's substance abuse policy a fifth time.

"Lett, 30, who has been suspended since June 4 after failing a drug test, is eligible to rejoin the team Nov. 9 and play in the Nov. 14 home game against the Green Bay Packers if he complies with his treatment plan."

Continue to keep counting down our list of the top ten NFL players suspended for substance abuse -- before Von Miller.



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