Countywide : Judge to Rule Today on Travel for Henley

A federal judge is scheduled to decide today whether Rams cornerback Darryl Henley will be permitted to play in games away from home.

Henley, indicted on drug charges last October, is seeking permission to travel outside the federal court system’s Central District of California, now forbidden as a condition of his bail.

Prosecutors say Henley is a flight risk, but his attorneys say he cannot be denied a chance to earn a living.

The hearing is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. in front of Judge Gary L. Taylor in U.S. District Court. Henley’s attorneys are seeking a favorable ruling so that Henley can travel to San Diego on Thursday for the team’s next exhibition game.


Henley had to leave practice Monday after pulling his right hamstring on pass coverage, and there is a chance he could miss Thursday night’s game regardless of the ruling.

“I just aggravated it,” he said. “It has been tight for a few days. As far as playing (Thursday), I’ll have to let you know Tuesday. Anytime you have a little ding like that, you have to wait until the next day to tell.”