Back when Henry was cut from the team, several of us speculated that there was something "else" going on. Henry foolishly didn't show up to a voluntary practice (which we all know isn't really voluntary), and later it came out that he also tested positive for THC in a drug test (this was not known to the team when Henry was shown the door).
It now turns out that there was something going on behind the scenes, and it makes much more sense now that we saw Coach Shanahan so angry and out of character.
The team was asked if they had known that Henry had tested positive when they cut him. A Broncos official denied that this was the case, but let out that Henry had not only missed workouts, but some "treatments" as well. Whether these treatments were related to injury or chemical abuse isn't clear, but this thumb in the eye by Henry couldn't be allowed, and Denver made the correct move. The source of this information (Denver Post) speculates that Henry knew he had tested positive before the team did, and this is why he probably quit showing up.
"We didn't know about it so that had nothing to do with (releasing Henry)," said a team official. "He missed treatments and some workouts and just didn't get with the program. It finally got to the point where (Mike Shanahan) said good riddance." Henry himself likely did know he'd tested positive, however, which is probably why he quit showing up. Courtesy - Denver Post
With Henry facing a year suspension, and with his track record, there can be little doubt that his career is done. I'll be glad if we don't hear anything more about him.
For now, we can focus on Javon Walker. Here's a player who continues to place himself (and perhaps others) in harms way, gripes and complains, and is constantly too hurt to play the game. While Henry is self destructive and out of the picture, Walker's tragic and over-paid character lives on in oakland where he can do much more damage. Whether the damage is to Denver, or to his new team, remains to be seen.
Let's put Henry behind us for good.