Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson will drop his appeal of the four-game suspension he was handed this week for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, his agent Brian Fettner told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
According to a report, Henderson’s failed test was caused by a treatment from Crohn’s disease, which the lineman was diagnosed with last season.
“Merciful or not, there is no medical exception that the NFL will accept,” Fettner said in the statement. “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 can 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.
“It seems like a futile appeal. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time. We want Seantrel back as soon as possible.”
Henderson, 24, has started each of the 26 games he has appeared in since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft. He is the third Bills player to receive a suspension this year, joining defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and running back Karlos Williams, who was released shortly after being disciplined.
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