Attorney Says Bengal Passed Drug Screening

CINCINNATI (AP) - The attorney for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry said Wednesday that the suspended player has passed his drug screenings.

"There were no drugs found in his system," said attorney Robert Lotz, who received the test results at his office in nearby Covington, Ky.

Reports had circulated Monday that Henry, already suspended for eight NFL games and on probation in Kentucky and Florida for crimes there, had failed a drug test. Henry's agent denied the report, and the Kenton County, Ky., prosecutor's office conceded there were inconsistencies and that more testing was needed.

The prosecutor's office didn't immediately return a call for comment Wednesday. Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said Wednesday the team, which on Monday said it was awaiting completion of the testing, would have a statement after receiving confirmation.

Henry undergoes drug screenings as part of a probation in Orlando, Fla., for carrying a concealed weapon and in Kenton County for letting minors drink in a hotel room he rented. Kentucky state authorities screen Henry for Florida authorities.

The stakes are high for Henry, arrested four times over a 14-month period. Failing a drug screening could not only mean jail time but an extension of his NFL suspension by a full year or more.

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