Broncos' Henry Won't be Deterred

Veteran running back will start despite sprains, failed drug test
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2007 6:26 AM CDT
Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry takes a break during the morning session of day five of the team's training camp at the Broncos' headquarters in southeast Denver, Aug. 2, 2007. Henry's child...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Travis Henry, the injured Broncos running back who leads the NFL in rushing yards but faces a year's suspension for violating league drug policy, has announced his determination to suit up this Sunday against the Chargers. Coach Mike Shanahan agreed that Henry will play, provided the knee and ankle he sprained last week continue to improve, reports the Rocky Mountain News.

Neither Shanahan nor Henry would comment on the ongoing drama surrounding the positive drug test, Henry's third. Henry claims that his expert was incorrectly barred from observing the test, and is trying to stop the NFL from testing his backup specimen to confirm or refute the first contested sample. Resolution could take several weeks, while Henry will likely continue playing.