A little over one week after Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson played in his first regular season game since being diagnosed with Crohn's disease, he has been suspended by the National Football League for 10 games. The suspension, Henderson's second this season, is once again for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
The suspension is likely tied to the use of marijuana, which NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Henderson has been using to deal with the pain of his ongoing battle with Crohn's disease. The report also said that Henderson might choose to sue the NFL over the suspension.
Henderson was suspended the first four games of the 2016 season for the same offense, and was inactive until the Bills' Week 11 win over Cincinnati -- in which he split snaps at right tackle almost evenly with starter Jordan Mills.
The Bills issued the following statement:
"The league has notified us of the suspension and we are moving forward with our preparations to play the Oakland Raiders this Sunday."
The team will have the ability to put him on the reserve/suspended list to open up a spot on the active roster.