Erin Henderson

Erin Henderson files suit against Jets for wrongful termination

Erin Henderson files suit against Jets for wrongful termination

Erin Henderson, a former star linebacker at Aberdeen High School and the University of Maryland, has sued the New York Jets because he says they cut ties with him because of his bi-polar disorder.

Filed in New Jersey Friday, Henderson’s lawsuit says the team failed to accommodate his disability and wrongfully terminated his employment, costing him more than $3 million.

The Jets declined to comment through a spokesman. The team did not pick up its 2017 option on Henderson in February.

The lawsuit says that the team placing him on the Non-Football Injury list without saying why led other teams to think that it was related to previous alcohol problems. Henderson was...

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