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Henry Risk Lower Than First Thought

When I'm wrong, I say I'm wrong.  A couple days ago I pined for someone covering the Denver Broncos to find out if Travis Henry's off-field past was a concern to the team.  Finally, I have an answer, and I am sure it releives Broncos fans everywhere.

Bill Williamson put a snippet in his Denver Post column regarding Henry his status in the "Program".  Says Williamson --

Henry will rotate out of the NFL's substance abuse program after the third game of the 2007 season if he doesn't have any drug violations. If he does have a violation before then, Henry would be suspended for the entire season.

Players rotate out of the program after two seasons if they don't have any further violations.

Henry was suspended four games in 2005, his first season with the Tennessee Titans, after testing positive for marijuana.

Henry, 28, was signed by Denver on Monday and will be the team's primary tailback. Henry is Denver's most experienced and most expensive tailback since Terrell Davis. Henry signed a five-year contract worth $22.5 million, with $12 million in guarantees.

"I'm just focused on being a good Bronco and helping the team win," he said Monday.

As Jules Winfield would say, "Well Shiiiite, Bill Williamson, that's all you had to say!".

If Henry can get through Week 3 clean he's back to square one, and Broncos fans will exhale in relief.