Two and a half weeks after his appeal was heard in Phoenix, the league informed the Broncos organization that it went in Travis Henry’s favor, and that he can continue to play.
The Broncos issued the following in a statement Tuesday afternoon:
“We are pleased with this outcome and happy that Travis has been absolved of any wrongdoing with respect to this matter.
“The Broncos look forward to Travis Henry’s continued participation on the playing field.”
Henry had also been battling a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in recent weeks, and his work Sunday at Oakland was his first since he suffered the injury on Nov. 4 at Detroit.
Prior to the appeal, Head Coach Mike Shanahan expressed confidence that it would come back in Henry’s favor.
“If I thought the tests were positive, Travis would not be on our football team right now,” Shanahan said on Nov. 12. “When he went back and took the hair sample — that’s negative — and the lie detector test — that’s negative — we’ll let due process take care of itself. But if Travis took a test and we knew it was positive, after what he promised me, he wouldn’t be with our football team. I didn’t share that with you (before) because I couldn’t share it with you, obviously.
“Let’s give him a chance to have his day in court.
“The Commissioner (Roger Goodell) is going to wait until he listens to all of the facts, and I’m sure he’ll weigh it, and then make a decision. Knowing our Commissioner he’ll definitely give (Henry) a fair shake.”
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