Travis Henry emerged from a 5-hour appeal hearing with the NFL confident that his positive marijuana test will be overturned -
Henry's defense team was led by Harvey Steinberg, a prominent Denver attorney who has represented numerous athletes from the Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche and Nuggets.
"We were very happy with how the hearing went and we look forward to the NFL's decision," Steinberg said.
The league is expected to announce its ruling Tuesday, the day after the Broncos play Henry's former team, the Tennessee Titans, on Monday night at Invesco Field at Mile High.
If the league rules against Henry, he could receive an immediate 16-game suspension, the punishment for third-time offenders.
Drug testers allege 21 nanograms of marijuana were found in Henry's urine sample taken on Aug. 27.
Henry said in previous court documents the positive test must have been a mistake. The Broncos say Henry passed subsequent lie-detector and hair follicle tests and had clean urine samples within a few days prior to the positive test and a few days after.
While the ruling Tuesday by commissioner Roger Goodell will determine Henry's long-term fate, his availability for the game against the Titans will be determined by the health of his left knee.
I have made my stance on this subject pretty clear. If Henry is found to be innocent I will accept him back, though his track record shows that it is only a matter of time. Some people change, I guess, but most do not.