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jjchieffan
11-13-2007, 06:11 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3107244

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Travis Henry has convinced coach Mike Shanahan he's not a pothead. Now he'll take his case to the NFL.

Travis Henry

Shanahan said Henry passed a lie detector test and a recent hair sample taken from Henry came back negative for marijuana.

"If the tests were positive, Travis would not be on our football team right now," Shanahan said. "When he went back and took the hair sample and that was negative, the lie detector test and that was negative, we'll let due process take care of itself. If Travis took a test and it was positive, after what he promised me, he wouldn't be on the football team right now."

The Denver Broncos' troubled tailback is trying to keep the league from suspending him over the results of a drug test earlier this season. He'll present his case to the NFL in Phoenix on Friday.

If he's unsuccessful, he faces a year's suspension.

Shanahan is confident that won't be the case.

Shanahan said he doesn't expect to hear back from the league on a ruling until after his team's game against the Tennessee Titans, Henry's former team, next Monday night.

"I don't think they would do that," Shanahan said. "You practice somebody during the week and not let them play Monday night? I don't think that's been done before. I'm sure it will be the day after or the week after."

Either way, Shanahan believes in his running back, who signed a five-year, $22.5 million free agent contract that included $12 million in guarantees this offseason after the Titans released him in a cost-saving move.

Henry, who had been suspended for four games in September 2005 for violating the league's substance abuse policy while in Tennessee, was weeks away from cycling out of the drug program when a random test came back positive.

Henry sued the NFL to keep from being suspended for a year. He contends the league violated its substance abuse policy by not allowing his expert to be present for the testing of his urine sample.

The lawsuit is separate from his hearing this week in Phoenix.

Henry led the league in rushing after the first month of the season, but he's been dealing with bruised ribs and an aching knee that has kept him out of two games. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 3.

He had 433 yards after the first four weeks, including three 100-yard games, but has rushed for just 147 yards since.

Henry has made other news off the field, too. In August, court documents in a Georgia child support case revealed that Henry, 28, has fathered nine children by nine women in four southern states and has been ordered to pay child support for seven of them. He also had to borrow money from the Titans to fulfill one of those judgments, according to court records.

Henry has preferred to keep his focus on the field, but he's been unable to get carries consistently because of his health. He's going to get an MRI this week on his swollen left knee.

Henry wanted to play Sunday. Shanahan instead went with undrafted rookie Selvin Young, who rushed for 109 yards and his first NFL touchdown in a 27-11 win at Kansas City.

"Before the game, if you would have gotten a close-up of me, I had tears coming out of my eyes," Young said. "It has just been so long and so much dreaming, wishing and working hard. I feel blessed."

KCFalcon59
11-13-2007, 06:44 PM
He will get away with it.

Halfcan
11-13-2007, 07:27 PM
If the Rat says it is true-you gotta believe it.

CHENZ A!
11-13-2007, 07:32 PM
What is wrong with this retard? Pull out for ****s sake!

jjchieffan
11-13-2007, 09:22 PM
Could he actually beat the NFL? I dont think any player has ever beat a suspension to date.

Rain Man
11-13-2007, 10:06 PM
Shanahan is a hypocritical, two-faced liar. Even the guy's tan is a lie.

Cochise
11-13-2007, 10:43 PM
Don't they take two, and if one comes up positive, you can ask for the alternate to be tested, and when we hear about it, it's only because both were positive? So how does he expect to convince the league that he was not positive, via a lie-detector test and some other samples from later...?

I guess the hair sample, those are good for a long period of time. But it wouldn't explain two positive samples.

Valiant
11-14-2007, 01:15 AM
Don't they take two, and if one comes up positive, you can ask for the alternate to be tested, and when we hear about it, it's only because both were positive? So how does he expect to convince the league that he was not positive, via a lie-detector test and some other samples from later...?

I guess the hair sample, those are good for a long period of time. But it wouldn't explain two positive samples.


Well depending on how long/short his hair is he could have passed a more recent test compared to the one the league did months ago.. And for lie detector tests, those are fairly easy to manipulate with training..

goodbye nfl career if he gets suspended..