Broncos Back To Have Hearing On Drug Test

Denver running back Travis Henry will have a hearing with NFL officials Friday in Phoenix over his positive drug test. Henry is facing a year's suspension after he was tested earlier this season as part of the league's drug program.

Henry has the backing of coach Mike Shanahan who says if he thought the running back was using drugs, he wouldn't be on the team. Shanahan says Henry has passed a lie detector test and a recent test on a hair sample has come back negative for marijuana.

Henry signed a five-year, $22.5 million free-agent contract with the Broncos in the off-season. He served a four-game suspension in 2005 for violating the league's drug policy while with Tennessee.