Travis Henry (David Zalubowski, AP)
Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry has tested positive for Marijuana and faces a possible year long suspension, according to published reports.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the struggling Denver Broncos - Late Thursday reports surfaced that Broncos running back Travis Henry had tested positive for marijuana, his third violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Henry’s lawyers have filed an injunction against the league, claiming that his representatives were not present at the time his urine sample was tested, and they believe this to be a violation of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.
While the two sides are trying to straighten the matter out, Henry is still on the Broncos roster, but is considered doubtful for Sunday’s game with ankle and knee injuries.
Should the courts rule in favor of the NFL, Henry will face a mandatory one-year suspension, and will more than likely be released from Denver’s roster.
Both the league and the team are keeping pretty quiet about the situation, but it obviously is a concern for head coach Mike Shanahan, who touched on the situation briefly in Friday’s media session.
"If I did say I was disappointed, it would kind of give you an idea of what I was thinking. One day I can explain it in more detail. Now is not the time."
Michael John Schon has covered the National Football League and the Denver Broncos for the past ten years. As a member of the Pro Football Writers Association he has published and syndicated columns to both newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Canada. His syndicated radio broadcast: “Schon Live” airs weekly on various radio stations around the country.
Schon can be reached at Schon@prostarmediagroup.net
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