Caught Snoozing! Watch This Buffalo Bills’ Star Go Viral for Sleeping on Live Stream
Von Miller is one of the most popular players in the National Football League, and has used that platform to launch a second career venture.
The superstar linebacker has developed a fully-fledged media career, which includes his podcast, The Voncast. He is also an avid streamer on Twitch, a platform on which he has 73.7K followers. His broadcasts average almost 20,000 viewers each time he goes live, which is an astounding number for a person whose day job has nothing to do with Twitch.
It was in-front of almost 20,000 viewers that Miller got a bit too comfortable, and what happened next caused him to go viral.
Bills' Superstar Von Miller Goes Viral For Nodding Off During Live Stream
A hilarious story from Syracuse.com writer, and friend of The Drive with Charlie & Dan, Ryan Talbot, broke down Buffalo Bills' star linebacker Von Miller's recent slip-up on a Twitch stream.
Miller took to his Twitch account on Sunday, and went live during a packed afternoon of NFL action. Miller's Bills were not playing on Sunday after beating New England on Thursday, giving him plenty of time to sit back, relax and watch some football with his adoring fans.
Miller made it worthwhile for every fan who was watching, giving away signed merch and even taking calls during the course of the stream. At some point, however, the classic mid-afternoon crash hit Von Miller as he was sitting in his gaming chair.
It hit him hard enough, in fact, that this happened:
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The best part of this entire story is what happened when Miller woke up. The video of him falling asleep went viral online, and Miller chose to embrace the funny moment. He posted a video of him on his Instagram story, as Ryan Talbot documented above, and captioned it by saying he woke up to being the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
With the San Francisco 49ers having just defeated the Miami Dolphins, and the Cincinnati Bengals having done the same to the Kansas City Chiefs, Miller had legitimately slept through his team climbing the standings.
Now, however, the Bills will have to try to keep it that way, and they won't have Miller for a bit of time as they try to do it. Though he had previously claimed he'd be back for Week 14 against the New York Jets, Miller was subsequently placed in injured reserve by the Bills, meaning he'll miss a minimum of four games.
If nothing else, Buffalo fans can rest assured knowing that Von Miller is getting plenty of rest as he recuperates ahead of his team's push for the playoffs.