BUFFALO, Minn. - After successfully overcoming a serious battle with Crohn's disease, a Minnesota native playing football for the Buffalo Bills is looking at another daunting hurdle.
This one involves a potential four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, who played his high school ball at Cretin Derham Hall, has admitted his struggles with marijuana throughout his college and pro careers. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Henderson is currently appealing the suspension, which means he’s eligible to play for now.
A top high school recruit who played at Miami, Henderson dropped to the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft due to off-the-field concerns. Still, he started all 16 games as a rookie and 10 games in 2015 due to complications with Crohn's that caused him to miss the final five games of the season and led to multiple offseason surgeries.