Former Denver Broncos running back Travis
Henry has failed a drug test, according to a published report
A source close to Henry confirmed the league said he tested positive for marijuana in May. However, procedure in such instances limits the league to sending one letter to the players union, and one letter to the player notifying them of the positive test. Because of the drug program's confidentiality agreement, no notification is sent to the team.
A repeat offender in the league's substance abuse program, Henry is facing a one-year suspension from the NFL if the report is accurate.
The Broncos were not aware the NFL had ruled Travis Henry again tested positive for marijuana prior to the team releasing the running back on June 2nd, two NFL sources said. If Henry is found guilty of testing positive, it would be his third offense, which in turn would result in a one-year suspension.
The latest offense could well doom the career of Henry, who had three rushing seasons of at least 1,200 yards before he signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with the Broncos in March, 2007.
Early last season with the Broncos, the league had ruled Henry tested positive for low levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. However, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and attorney Harvey Steinberg successfully argued against the testing procedure and the ruling was overturned on appeal in December