NFL Suspends Player Who Uses Marijuana To Treat Chronic Illness
Buffalo Bills tackle Seantrel Henderson will be suspended for violating the NFL's drug policy. He says he uses marijuana to treat his Crohn's disease.By Grant Suneson | November 29, 2016
Buffalo Bills tackle Seantrel Henderson is reportedly facing a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse protocol — but his case may be different than a typical failed drug test.
Henderson has Crohn's disease, an incurable ailment that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. It can be extremely painful and caused Henderson to miss five games last season. He also had to have 2.5 feet of his colon removed.