NFL suspends Bills offensive tackle Henderson for 4 games

FILE - In this May 18, 2014, file photo, Buffalo Bills rookie Seantrel Henderson smiles during a question from reporters after taking part in drills during an NFL football rookie camp at the team's facility in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person with direct knowledge of the situation has told The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is appealing the NFL's ruling to suspend him for four games for testing positive for marijuana.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, because the suspension is being appealed and the NFL has not announced its ruling. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills right tackle Seantrel Henderson has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The Bills announced the suspension Friday, and Henderson's agent, Brian Fettner, told The Associated Press that his client has elected to not appeal the ruling.

Fettner said Henderson tested positive for marijuana, which he was using for medicinal purposes to relieve the effects of Crohn's disease. Henderson was diagnosed with the inflammatory bowel disease late last year, and had two operations on his intestines this past offseason.

He rejoined the team in late May and was cleared for practice last month.

Henderson declined to comment following practice on Friday.

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