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NFL announces four-game suspension for Seantrel Henderson

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: Chris Gragg #89, Seantrel Henderson #66 and Lee Smith #85 of the Buffalo Bills celebrate a fourth quarter touchdown against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 05, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) Getty Images

Word broke earlier this week that Bills tackle Seantrel Henderson was facing a four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy along with the news that Henderson was appealing that suspension.

It appears Henderson’s efforts fell short, however. The NFL officially announced his suspension on Friday, leaving Henderson ineligible to play against the Ravens this weekend and for the next three games.

Henderson won’t be permitted to practice with the team or visit the facility until after the suspension runs its course.ve

The specific reason for Henderson’s suspension has not been released although word this week was that it had something to do with Henderson’s treatment for Crohn’s Disease. Studies have shown marijuana helps with the disease and Henderson served multiple suspensions related to pot use while at the University of Miami.

The Bills also open the season without defensive tackle Marcell Dareus as he serves a suspension of his own. Running back Karlos Williams was suspended for four games as well, but he’ll either serve it as a free agent or with another team after getting waived by the Bills.

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16 Responses to “NFL announces four-game suspension for Seantrel Henderson”
  1. joetoronto says: Sep 9, 2016 12:24 PM

    Justice is served.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Sep 9, 2016 12:35 PM

    LEGALIZE MARIJUANA.

  3. torebear says: Sep 9, 2016 12:45 PM

    The NFL needs a TUE system like Wada does. That way the line between treatment and drug abuse/Peds can be clearer.

  4. zeuslizard says: Sep 9, 2016 1:05 PM

    Ooooh, a guy who wasn’t going to play for a few weeks minimum now isn’t going to play and can focus on getting healthy…Justice really got served, right Joe?

  5. RegisHawk says: Sep 9, 2016 1:12 PM

    Ooooh, a guy who wasn’t going to play for a few weeks minimum now isn’t going to play and can focus on getting healthy…Justice really got served, right Joe?

    The story’s about Henderson, not Ninkovich.

  6. RegisHawk says: Sep 9, 2016 1:15 PM

    Word out now (from his agent) is that they dropped the appeal altogether.

  7. whenwilliteverend says: Sep 9, 2016 1:29 PM

    Nice try Henderson. This guy was highly touted coming out of high school but has been nothing but underwhelming.

  8. imodan says: Sep 9, 2016 1:36 PM

    whenwilliteverend says:
    Sep 9, 2016 1:29 PM
    Nice try Henderson. This guy was highly touted coming out of high school but has been nothing but underwhelming.
    ———————————————————–
    Just for giggles, since when is being an NFL player underwhelming?

  9. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 9, 2016 1:50 PM

    Costing him $150,000. Ouch.

  10. TB12RALLYCRY says: Sep 9, 2016 2:00 PM

    he has smoked dope on every level of adult life hes ever been on………we are surprised why???

  11. mikwrw0 says: Sep 9, 2016 2:31 PM

    So this is actually pretty important. Crohn’s, as is true with most autoimmune disease, is insidious and cruel. We know our daughter struggles with it. Medical marijuana is accepted as a critical part of treatment (our daughter has a prescription).

    So before everyone throws around an indictment I encourage you to learn more about this disease, how hard it is to treat, how much suffering it produces and why marijuana can be so useful.

  12. abninf says: Sep 9, 2016 2:32 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:

    LEGALIZE MARIJUANA.
    ==============================

    OBEY YOUR EMPLOYERS RULES IF YOU WANT A PAYCHECK

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 9, 2016 2:50 PM

    “Justice is served.”

    Yeah, denying a valid medical treatment to someone with a debilitating disease is really “justice”, that’s for sure.

    SMH

  14. catquick says: Sep 9, 2016 3:19 PM

    I’d like to see one poster here get his guts cut out and not be underwhelming

  15. slick50ks says: Sep 9, 2016 3:23 PM

    Just one more reason the Bills won’t win 7 games.

  16. unionjack1776 says: Sep 9, 2016 5:09 PM

    If it’s not a PED and legal in certain states then why is it on the banned list?

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