Seantrel Henderson has tested positive for marijuana late last week, which could potential damage his NFL career before it begins. NFL teams were notified of the Henderson test just days before the NFL Draft.
However, the offensive tackle already carries a bad past in college football. While playing with the Miami Hurricanes, Henderson was suspended multiple times, including once this past season when he violated an unspecified team rule ahead of the Hurricanes’ 45-30 win over Georgia Tech in October.
He later told NFL officials at the Senior Bowl that his suspensions were linked to marijuana use.
“I’m just being honest with every team and letting them know exactly what the situations were, and that I’m putting all the negative things behind me moving on to the next level,” Henderson said in January. “I want to be a starter and play in the NFL. I’m showing my character. Showing them that I’m responsible, reliable, dependable. I want to keep letting them know all the negative things are behind me.”
Henderson recently worked out for several NFL teams, including the Miami Dolphins.
Henderson, who started eight games at right tackle for the Hurricanes last season, had been projected as a fourth- or fifth-round pick. But, according to Schefter, he already has been removed from some team’s draft boards.
Henderson, who arrived at Miami with plenty of fanfare as one of the nation’s top prospects, struggled at the Hurricanes’ pro timing day last month.
The 6-foot-7, 339-pound Henderson left the Greentree practice field without finishing his position drills and his agent David Levine later told the Sun Sentinel that Henderson was dehydrated.
“He went there intent to do the bench and position drills, but his competitive spirit took over and he did a full combine,” Levine said in April. “At the end of the workout, he got dehydrated, started getting a super bad headache, felt like he was going to throw up and didn’t do the last two o-line drills.”