Seantrel Henderson Admits Marijuana Use While With Miami Hurricanes
Seantrel Henderson came to Coral Gables as a recruiting miracle. He leaves with a reputation of wasted potential and a string of unexplained suspensions from the team.
Now Henderson has his eyes on the NFL and has admitted to teams that most of his suspensions with the Miami Hurricanes were due to marijuana use.
Henderson was ranked the best and second-best prospect in the class of 2010 by two separate recruiting services. He had originally committed to USC, but after the school was hit by sanctions he jumped ship to Miami. It was an exciting recruiting coup for the 'Canes, but it didn't translate to on-the-field success.
Henderson was suspended at least three separate times and never played up to his expectations.
However, because of his size and athleticism NFL teams are still interested. The Sun Sentinel calls him the biggest "boom-or-bust" prospect in the draft.
It's also the Sun Sentinel that reveals Henderson is admitting to teams about his 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 told the paper. "I want to be a starter and play in the NFL."
While some teams may take that as a warning sign, others may still be interested if he remains clean.
Henderson is currently in Mobile, Alabama, practicing for the Senior Bowl. He's rated by some services as the 13th best offensive tackle in the draft, and is seen, at best, as a possible third-round pick.
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