Seantrel Henderson’s agent, Brian Fettner, issued a statement, per Adam Schefter, that his client elected to drop his appeal of the four-game suspension.
Merciful or not, there is no medical exception that the NFL will accept. It doesn’t matter that Seantrel is battling Crohn’s disease, and has had his intestines outside his body. It doesn’t matter how you take it, if you digest the cannabis, that’s it. And they don’t care. So you can appeal and lose, and push it back, or you can get it over with. Per the negotiated letter of law, it seems like a futile appeal. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time. We want Seantrel back as soon as possible.
The Buffalo Bills announced that RT Seantrel Henderson has officially been suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Henderson will begin serving his suspension starting on Sunday.
- According to Schefter, Henderson is currently appealing the suspension.
- Schefter adds that Henderson’s pending substance-abuse suspension is related to a treatment he received for his Crohn’s disease.
During the offseason, Henderson was forced to undergo multiple surgeries, due to his battle with Crohn’s disease.
Henderson, 24, is a former seventh-round pick of the Bills back in 2014. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $2,270,880 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Henderson appeared in 10 games for the Bills and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 70 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.