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    Not to start an argument on the validity or not of including marijuana in the drug policy, but the fact that it is included it should be enforced consistently. I think Henry's victory in this case will weaken the leagues position in the future.


    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_yl...v=ap&type=lgns

    Broncos running back Travis Henry wins appeal, avoids suspension for drug test


    DENVER (AP) -- Broncos running back Travis Henry won his appeal of a one-year suspension over a failed drug test Tuesday. The NFL informed Henry in September he had failed a test for marijuana. He disputed the results and sued the NFL to avoid a suspension. He contended the league violated its substance abuse policy by not allowing an expert of Henry's choosing to be present for the testing.
    Henry's lawyer Harvey Steinberg told The Associated Press that he wasn't surprised by the decision.

    "I'm thrilled," Steinberg said. "I always thought we should prevail. I knew that if we got a fair shake, based on the evidence, we'd win. Travis knows and he's absolutely thrilled and relieved and very happy."
    The Broncos issued a statement that said they were "pleased with this outcome and happy that Travis has been absolved of any wrongdoing with respect to this matter."
    Henry appealed his suspension in early November. He earned the full support of Broncos coach Mike Shanahan after he passed a polygraph test and had a hair sample come back negative for marijuana.
    League spokesman Greg Aiello said that had no bearing on the decision.
    "The defense of hair samples and lie detector tests was irrelevant and unconvincing," Aiello said in a statement. "But our substance abuse program is based on meeting the highest standards and respecting player rights in all phases of its administration."
    Aiello said in a release that Henry will remain in the league's substance abuse program. Henry served a four-game drug-related suspension while with the Tennessee Titans in 2005.
    But Steinberg wasn't sure if Henry would remain in the program or cycle out.
    "That's going to be interesting," Steinberg said. "I think he was due to be let out."
    The Broncos signed Henry to 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-cutting move.
    Henry had missed the last three games with a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. However, he returned to the backfield in a loss to Oakland on Sunday, carrying the ball 15 times for 49 yards and two touchdowns. He also had the ball stripped away on a hit, and had another bound away when he and Jay Cutler messed up a handoff exchange.
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    What a wonderful message this sends our athletic youth about how well the American judicial system works! :rolleyes:


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    Ahh how the scales of justice always tilt towards those with $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbedgood View Post
    Ahh how the scales of justice always tilt towards those with $$$

    Yup, the glove didn't fit so they had to acquit.


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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy7Fb5oB9Ac&feature=related"]YouTube - OJ : If the gloves don't fit you must acquit ![/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbedgood View Post

    Heh! Why did I know this would soon follow.


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    Ya know after Chris Darden had him try on those gloves over latex gloves in front of the jury, OJ went back to his seat, looked at Johnnie and said: "Ya know what? I think I am innocent!


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    I had read before that he claimed it was because of second hand smoke.

    Maybe he was actually smarter than Ricky and stopped smoking until he is out of the league and was just hanging around others who were smoking.

    I agree that the NFL should remain consistent in it's enforcement of policies though.

    Unless it is against the Broncos, Chargers, or especially the Raiders, then they should throw the book at them!
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    I read the thing about 2nd hand smoke also...but I've been to a few concerts before (long ago)...I know what a "contact high" is...and I'd think that Henry would be smart enough to stand up and say, guys, have fun, but I gotta go...practice in the morning.

    C'mon jacka$$ you know you're going to get tested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbedgood View Post
    I read the thing about 2nd hand smoke also...but I've been to a few concerts before (long ago)...I know what a "contact high" is...and I'd think that Henry would be smart enough to stand up and say, guys, have fun, but I gotta go...practice in the morning.

    C'mon jacka$$ you know you're going to get tested.
    Exactly, you'd think that with the money he makes he could pay someone to urinate for him.


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