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Vikings' Erin Henderson back from suspension

In December, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was suspended for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. After sitting out the final three weeks of the regular season and the Vikings’ playoff game, he’s now back with the team.

Henderson, who got on the field for only two games during the regular season, probably won’t play in the NFC Championship Game. But he said he’s glad to be back.

“I did my part and stayed in shape; now I just have to go out there in practice and show the coaches what I can do,” Henderson told the Pioneer Press.

It is not known what substance Henderson tested positive for. He said the positive test was a result of taking a prescription drug, but he declined to give more detail.

“I don’t want to get into that,” Henderson said. “With the situation being what it is I think it’s better if I just leave it alone, let it die, let it be what it was.”

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21 Responses to “Vikings' Erin Henderson back from suspension”
  1. Contra says: Jan 21, 2010 2:17 PM

    Great to have him back but we really wont need to him to take the Saints out.

  2. THE OPINION GUY says: Jan 21, 2010 2:32 PM

    Hmmm another Maryland guy-That school is a drug store.
    The Henderson Brothers
    Old Mr. San Diego Charger-must have been something I ate
    Frank Wycheck
    Larry Webster
    Clarance Jones
    Rich Salgado
    and many many players whose names appear in a file tucked away in the training room at MD including Len Bias.

  3. RickyRudy says: Jan 21, 2010 2:35 PM

    That is whom Farve most likely acquired the HGH from.

  4. Professor says: Jan 21, 2010 2:42 PM

    What an idiot, if he would have taken starcaps then he would have gotten away with breaking the rules just like his teammates.
    Viking fans love to call Aaron Rogers “Erin Rodgers” but here they have a guy who’s supposed to be a smashmouth linebacker and guy’s name really is Erin! You’d think Viking fans would avoid drawing attention to a girl’s name when they actually have a player with that name. The stupidity of Viking fans will never cease to amaze me.

  5. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 21, 2010 2:49 PM

    He probably would want to play the Saints again after that massive hit he took on Special Team coverage against them last year. Man the hits were unreal that game.

  6. DeBoe says: Jan 21, 2010 3:00 PM

    That’s right, E.J. Henderson’s brother plays football too. What’s with them there Williams brothers and Henderson brothers anyway? The one guy don’t do drugs and gets hurt. The other three dope up and stay healthy.

  7. DuluthFan says: Jan 21, 2010 3:07 PM

    All Vikings players are drug addicts, Love Boat fanatics, losers, cheaters, wife beaters and homos.
    There, did I cover it all for the trolls who saw “Vikings” in the title of this blog entry and decided to stop in to share their idiocy?

  8. purple hay-seuss says: Jan 21, 2010 3:38 PM

    Good Job, DuluthFan. Of course they’re trolling for a chance to ‘spank’ the Vikings for whatever reason ‘Ol Florio or his minions decide to toss out. I see Mike wasn’t the author here, in fact this one reads pretty well and balanced. Makes sense, as Florio flogs whatever whim/opinion he believes will make us click in and pee out our blather. Who cares. These hating morons bashing on Henderson’s name, his school, that school’s training room, all Vikings in general, the Williams Wall and the famous StarCaps issue, and the very nature of the humans that call ourselves Vikings fans.
    The Packers Bowling Alley crowd must not have a lane reserved for the next hour or so. The Dallas fans’ professionalism and class must be on vacation. Notice no one has claimed any particular fanhood on this one. Typical, but unnecessary. They’re all watching with nothing to cheer for but Vikings failure/defeat.
    Can’t wait for kickoff!

  9. BigEasy33 says: Jan 21, 2010 3:41 PM

    Yes……wait…..Did you just announce a back up is back from suspension…this is the Xfactor for the Viqueens this weekend….along with “All Day’ fumbling and Brett being Brett and throwing pics without his running game!!!!!
    Who Dat!

  10. sand0 says: Jan 21, 2010 3:49 PM

    Professor,
    “Erin” Rodgers earned his nickname before he was a Packer starter. He was injured two or three times significantly without ever having started a game, which earned the special spelling that was also used jokingly in Green Bay. Since starting he has been durable, but often nicknames can’t be undone.
    I think your effort to swing this into a Vikes fans are stupid angle is pretty weak and pathetic, and shows you don’t know all that much about your own starting QB if anything else.

  11. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 21, 2010 3:59 PM

    @BigEasy33
    Well done Detective Dickwad, Brett has not been throwing picks all season, the most he’s thrown was 2 in one game. Go back to your trailer with your Wife (err. sister) and feed your inbred child who has been crying itself to sleep everynight because it’s hungry.

  12. Dirty says: Jan 21, 2010 4:00 PM

    Professor,
    I am now dumber for having read your comments.
    I will never get that part of my life back.
    Thanks.

  13. zygi milf says: Jan 21, 2010 4:10 PM

    @ Professor says: January 21, 2010 2:42 PM
    What an idiot, if he would have taken starcaps then he would have gotten away with breaking the rules just like his teammates.
    Viking fans love to call Aaron Rogers “Erin Rodgers” but here they have a guy who’s supposed to be a smashmouth linebacker and guy’s name really is Erin! You’d think Viking fans would avoid drawing attention to a girl’s name when they actually have a player with that name. The stupidity of Viking fans will never cease to amaze me.
    ———————
    Actually, “Professor”, we tend to call him Karen Rodgers.
    The people who spell it Erin Rodgers tend to be uneducated types who have never seen his name in print. Kind of like yourself, as you typed “Rogers” in your stupid rant.

  14. hrmlss says: Jan 21, 2010 4:23 PM

    Who is she, one of the cheerleaders?

  15. jeffragnarchicken says: Jan 21, 2010 4:29 PM

    Professor says:
    January 21, 2010 2:42 PM
    What an idiot, if he would have taken starcaps then he would have gotten away with breaking the rules just like his teammates.
    Viking fans love to call Aaron Rogers “Erin Rodgers” but here they have a guy who’s supposed to be a smashmouth linebacker and guy’s name really is Erin! You’d think Viking fans would avoid drawing attention to a girl’s name when they actually have a player with that name. The stupidity of Viking fans will never cease to amaze me.
    =================================
    Since when does the spelling of a name have to do with how good or tough a guy is?
    You’d think you’d have something better to pick at the Vikings for…oops guess not.
    Your screen name, professor, that’s an oxymoron, right?
    Don’t answer it’s a rhetorical question.
    I’m pegging you at about 13 years old.
    idiot.

  16. DocBG says: Jan 21, 2010 4:30 PM

    @bigsleazy33
    did you get all the rape and murder cleaned up off the floor at the superdome? wouldn’t want any of that leaving a stain on brees when he’s pounded into it over and over again this sunday.

  17. Lwood says: Jan 21, 2010 4:41 PM

    Heard it was Reefer, nothing wrong with that, the NFL ought to wake up to that fact…guess they’ll have to wait for the Right Wing Christians to endorse it.

  18. BigEasy33 says: Jan 21, 2010 5:00 PM

    @docratard/@Canadianfruitcake
    I’m offended!! lol…….The Viqueens are still going to the kicked in ….leave the fishing hole and step into your hut and watch the ass kicking and make sure you come back on Monday and talk about the upcoming draft or all the Viqueens playing in the Pro Bowl….good luck Dip $hits!!!!
    Who Dat

  19. purple hay-seuss says: Jan 21, 2010 5:14 PM

    BigEasy33:
    Typical of you to predict that AD will fumble. Shock. And that Favre will throw INTs ‘without his running game.’ As if a Peterson fumble will derail the entire offensive game plan.
    I say the opposite: I say Minny runs on you at will and Favre passes to keep your Defense off balance. I say Sharper is no factor here. Favre knows him better than he knows most other players in the league. He practiced against Sharper for many years. Do you imagine Favre didn’t talk to Sharper in the locker room? Didn’t watch him in practice every day? Get lost, sonny. You’re as dumb as the Packers fans whom screamed that Favre would fall apart at Lambeau. Favre knows the Cover-2 defense very very well, and Sharper has played in it for a long time. The Saints use a variation that allows Sharper to play centerfield, much to their advantage and to Minny’s dismay to see him leave, but he didn’t have the opportunity to play his own game back there in Minny. The system is king in Minny, Sharper didn’t fit. Our loss.
    But not Sunday. Peterson finished the regular season with the 3rd most yards rushing. His worst season so far. 1300-plus yards, even with all of the fumbles. Even with the full focus of a defense to stop him. Name me a Saints back that had that much of a contribution to his team’s offense. . . . . . Any Saint running back that is so dominant that opposing Defensive Coordinators must account for him on every single play? I’m waiting………Nope, maybe Bush. Maybe. That kid can explode, sure. We’ve seen it like 3 times this year. You guys have a great group of contributors that fit well into a good scheme. IF any defensive player fails in keeping Peterson in check/taking him completely out of a play, Peterson WILL score, you dike. He hasn’t done it much this year, because Defenses have chosen to stack up to stop him, hence choosing to allow Favre to “thow” it at will. Hence Sid Rice’s pro bowl numbers.
    I trust that Minny has a game plan to exploit the Saints’ weakness, even if those are few. No team is perfect, you nimrod. Claiming so will get you treated like the Cowboys last week.

  20. purple hay-seuss says: Jan 21, 2010 6:16 PM

    BigEasy33 says: January 21, 2010 5:00 PM
    @docratard/@Canadianfruitcake
    I’m offended!! lol…….The Viqueens are still going to the kicked in …
    WHAT?? Your intellect is apparently capable of creating childishly insulting bastardizations of other people’s (grown-ups’, by the way) screen names but not capable of generating a coherent sentence.
    As I said on another thread, go inside and eat the pizza in the cafeteria so you get big and strong to dig ditches. Pay attention in classes like ‘language’ and ‘spelling’. Quit picking on the kids that are smarter than you. Someday they’ll be your boss.

  21. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 21, 2010 7:50 PM

    purple hay-seuss says:
    January 21, 2010 6:16 PM
    BigEasy33 says: January 21, 2010 5:00 PM
    @docratard/@Canadianfruitcake
    I’m offended!! lol…….The Viqueens are still going to the kicked in …
    WHAT?? Your intellect is apparently capable of creating childishly insulting bastardizations of other people’s (grown-ups’, by the way) screen names but not capable of generating a coherent sentence.
    As I said on another thread, go inside and eat the pizza in the cafeteria so you get big and strong to dig ditches. Pay attention in classes like ‘language’ and ‘spelling’. Quit picking on the kids that are smarter than you. Someday they’ll be your boss.
    ————————————————
    OMG, I’m still laughing, I almost wet myself!
    Bigsleasy I cant wait to try and find you on here Sunday night, bet YOU wont be here!!

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