Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson returned to the field last Sunday, but it sounds like he may be forced to sit out once again this season.
According to this report from Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News, the third-year pro is “facing a second NFL suspension.”
Henderson didn’t practice with the team on Thanksgiving, but per a league source cited by Skurski, he missed the session for a doctor’s appointment “ in relation to his ongoing battle with Crohn’s disease.”
Henderson was suspended four games to begin the 2016 campaign because his use of medicinal marijuana.
This is what Henderson said about using marijuana as a treatment for his ailment, via The Buffalo News:
“I’ve got doctors telling me this is the No. 1 medicine that would help your disease You try to tell that to the league and it seems like they didn’t care too much.”
If Henderson is indeed suspended once again for marijuana use, he’ll most likely receive a 10-game suspension but can appeal.
Although the league recently upped the permitted threshold of THC in the blood, many believe the medical marijuana rules are still too strict.
Earlier this month, the NFLPA announced it’s “actively studying” medical marijuana for its players.
Henderson played 34 snaps — splitting time with Jordan Mills — at right tackle in Week 11 against the Bengals.