Broncos running back Travis Henry, who has a four-game substance-abuse suspension on his record from 2005, is battling the NFL in court over a new drug test, one that could lead to a one-year ban. ESPN's Len Pasquarelli says Henry is trying to block the league from testing his "B" sample, claiming that the league isn't allowing Henry's expert to be present for the test. League VP of public relations Greg Aiello confirms to Pasquarelli that the league is in court over the matter but declines -- as required -- to go into detail.
Pasquarelli on the circumstances that could lead to a one-year penalty: "Under the two-year policy, which essentially wipes a player's slate clean, Henry was scheduled to rotate out of the substance abuse program on Oct. 1. But his lawsuit to block further testing of his urine sample was filed Sept. 20, indicating that the positive test occurred before Oct. 1."