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Erin Henderson

Former Jets player: Team cut ties because he's bi-polar

A former New York Jets linebacker sued the team Friday because he says they cut ties with him because of his bi-polar disorder.

Erin Henderson's lawsuit filed in New Jersey Friday says that 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 declined its 2017 option on Henderson in February.

The suit says that the team's placing him on the Non-Football Injury list last season without saying why led other teams to think that it was related to previous alcohol problems, hurting his ability to sign with other teams. Henderson was released by...