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Old 12-04-2007   #1
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Denver Broncos halfback Travis Henry won an appeal of his one-year drug suspension and will be able to finish out the remainder of the season.

Henry claimed his positive drug test for marijuana was because he was a victim of secondhand smoke. Faced with the possibility of getting a one-year suspension because he's been a past offender, Henry even took his case to a federal court.

After waiting for a ruling, Henry was notified Tuesday afternoon he won his appeal.

"Travis Henry will remain in the substance abuse program, must continue to adhere to all aspects of it, but will not be suspended following his appeal," the NFL announced in a statement Tuesday. "The defense of hair samples and lie detector tests was irrelevant and unconvincing, but our substance abuse program is based on meeting the highest standards and respecting player rights in all phases of its administration."

Henry convinced Mike Shanahan and the Broncos of his innocence by agreeing to a lie detector test and the use of hair samples for testing purposes. Had he failed the lie detector test, Shanahan said he would have considered releasing him, but Henry passed the test and had the full faith of his coach.

Henry has missed four games this year because of a knee injury. He has 629 yards on 143 carries and three touchdowns.

"We are pleased with this outcome and happy that Travis has been absolved of any wrongdoing with respect to this matter," the Broncos said in a statement. "The Broncos look forward to Travis Henry's continued participation on the playing field.
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I told you guys to wait it out.

Looks like he was telling the truth...or he can beat a lie detector.
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Old 12-04-2007   #3
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I'm a victim of second-hand smoke too!


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Default Re: Travis Henry Wins Appeal

YAY!

I get to use Henry during my playoff run in FF!
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or he can beat a lie detector.
A couple of shots of:



and a roll of pennies in his shoe....
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YAY!

I get to use Henry during my playoff run in FF!
BOO!

I don't get to use Selvin Young for mine.
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I'll toke one to that.....
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Default Re: Travis Henry Wins Appeal

someone needs to tell travis henry that shotgunning doesn't qualify as 'second-hand'
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BOO!

I don't get to use Selvin Young for mine.
I'm with you. There goes my playoff run with a secret weapon. Luckily I got a bye week and he wasn't a starter.
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someone needs to tell travis henry that shotgunning doesn't qualify as 'second-hand'
I think alot of that depends on distance.
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I think alot of that depends on distance.
secondhand'd be believable if his buddies like fogged out his car or something...

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