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Von Miller Not Worried About Fines; Won’t Change How He Plays

Broncos linebacker Von Miller has been fined three times by the league this season, the latest being a $25,000 penalty for a Dec. 2 hit to Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman’s knees, Jeff Legwold of Denver Post.

“I don’t think I’ll change anything,” Miller said. “When you’re playing fast, stuff like that happens. None of my (fined) hits were intentional.

“You try to go out there and play with a fanatical effort and a relentless pursuit to the ball, sometimes things just happen.

“I was thrown into the quarterback, it wasn’t me actually aiming in those areas. I was actually thrown by offensive linemen down toward the quarterback’s leg area.”

Miller also was fined this season for hits on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Miller was fined $15,750 for his hit on Schaub and $21,000 for his hit on Newton.

Miller appealed all three fines and said he believed the Schaub-related fine was kept in place because he wasn’t blocked into the quarterback before the hit. Miller hasn’t heard from the league on the other two. He leads the Broncos with 16 sacks and 12 tackles for loss.

“I think all the defensive guys are attempting to learn as much as they can about how the game is being called, and still do your job, and play defense and keep people from scoring,” said Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. “We try as coaches to teach what is allowed and what is not allowed.”

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