June 15, 2006

Hidden: So, : how would you celebrate one of if not the best rookie WR seasons in Bengal history? Would it be by getting arrested again and again and AGAIN!

posted by srw12 to football at 08:19 AM - 28 comments

My question is, at what point do you cut your losses with a guy like this (I realize they can't cut him because of this according to the NFLPA)? Or do you keep him around and hope that someone smacks him around and/or he comes to his senses? I have a feeling Henry's going to be a good receiver in the NFL, or at least he could be if he ever gets back onto the field after his (almost certain) suspension and I'd hate to see the Bengals get rid of him only to have him straighten-up and turn up as the top receiver on another team. Then again, it could hurt a team that already has larger concerns about a higher profile player in a slightly higher profile position to keep him around.

posted by srw12 at 08:20 AM on June 15

Everyone's gotta have a hobby, I guess.

posted by chicobangs at 08:55 AM on June 15

I had a thread similar to this but I guess it got wiped out. But yeah, Henry is starting to be a nutcase for these Bengals. I think Marvin Lewis is setting a precedent similar to Portland's "jail-Blazers" from 3-5 years ago.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 09:00 AM on June 15

The prosecutor said Henry hasn't been cooperating with his office. Yeah, he keeps going out and getting arrested.

posted by SummersEve at 09:02 AM on June 15

I have no problem with the gun charge, the possesion charge, or the feeding booze to underage girls, but FOUR traffic violations! This guy is worse than Hitler in my book.

posted by HATER 187 at 09:13 AM on June 15

At least the rape charge didn't stick *sigh*

posted by mick at 09:26 AM on June 15

Portland's "jail-Blazers" I think that might be a stretch. the vast majority of the guys Lewis has brought in have been good character guys. Plus, if I remember correctly, his college issues were limited to problems with his coaches. Although, I guess that would/could point to issues with authority...

posted by srw12 at 09:57 AM on June 15

How does that song in Office Space go? The one when they kick the crap out of the fax machine...?

posted by MW12 at 10:28 AM on June 15

Damn I wish I was a ganster too... *sigh*

posted by steelcityguy at 10:56 AM on June 15

Chemwiz--It's unfair to correlate Chris Henry's actions with Marvin Lewis. There's always going to be someone screwing with the Bengals' chance of having a decent season but it's not the coach this time. On behalf of Cincinnati, In Marvin We Trust.

posted by eeohli01 at 11:42 AM on June 15

This guy reminds me of Brent Moss, (UW Wisconsin) he has the whole world at his feet and not a brain cell to call his own.

posted by CB900 at 12:00 PM on June 15

This kid is an idiot and it seems like he has the luck of every other professional athlete who plays in Ohio. He is a good WR, but he isnt being taught by the best, the best dont get caught and if they do not 4 times.

posted by Clevelander32 at 12:10 PM on June 15

Another career criminal in a football jersey. Does anyone have any stats on how many football players have been arrested between the end of last season to date?

posted by irunfromclones at 01:11 PM on June 15

how would you celebrate one of if not the best rookie WR seasons in Bengal history? I would say that Chris Collinsworth (67 receptions, 1009 yards, 15.9 yd avg., 8 TDs in his rookie year of 1981) would have an issue with any proclamation of Henry having the best Bengal rookie WR season. Peter Warrick could also plausibly claim to have had a better rookie campaign (more receptions and total yards, but fewer TDs and lower average than Henry in his rookie year of 2000).

posted by holden at 01:38 PM on June 15

Yea- this guy has a rotten future in front of himself if he continues to get caught. Who knows, maybe he can go to Miami and hang out with Marcus Vick. That ought to straighten him right out.

posted by redsoxrgay at 01:45 PM on June 15

holden, (not to quote myself but...) "one of if not the best" I knew Collinsworth had a good rookie year but was too lazy to look up his stats. Warrick's numbers were only high because Akili Smith had no one else to throw to, what with Scott's broken leg and all.

posted by srw12 at 02:08 PM on June 15

holden, (not to quote myself but...) "one of if not the best" Fair enough, although I knew what you were getting at. I was actually surprised that Collinsworth's numbers as a rookie were so good.

posted by holden at 02:21 PM on June 15

There's Hater with yet another Nazi reference. You alright, bro?

posted by Desert Dog at 02:32 PM on June 15

Another career criminal in a football jersey. Does anyone have any stats on how many football players have been arrested between the end of last season to date? Do you have any stats on how many low income kids, African-Americans, or males in the age group 18-25, or people who fit in all three have been arrested between last year to date. I guarentee its a lot higher. People claim that there are tons of football players making bad choices and shit like that, but the only reason that is the belief is because they get so much coverage. There are crimes being comitted all the time, by all walks of life. The only things that make these different are that they have been commited by someone with higher profile. There are always postings on athletes commiting crimes and I'm fine with that, its valid news. The bitching about how athletes are too good for everyone else, believe they're above the law, and what not is just stupid though. There are crimes being committed everyday by all sorts of people. Just because a few happen to be athletes does not validate all the bitching that comes from it.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:05 PM on June 15

I bet football players get arrested disproportionately more than those in their income group. It's all how you slice it.

posted by bperk at 03:17 PM on June 15

There's Hater with yet another Nazi reference. You alright, bro? What are you scared of DD, zien Germans? People claim that there are tons of football players making bad choices and shit like that, but the only reason that is the belief is because they get so much coverage. Amen YYM, these stories seem so common place because they are crammed down your fucking throat. DWI's happen everyday, so do underage girls drinking (thank god) and i know people who ususally carry marijuana on them. Nobody because a fuck about them because they don't play football. I guess my point is that the actions of Chris Henry aren't so shocking but the fact that he has "the whole world at feet" but he still wants to act like a 20 something year old kid is.

posted by HATER 187 at 03:50 PM on June 15

I have heard Ron Popeil is in the lab perfecting the Spo-Fi Slicer/Dicer, with over 12,000 different accessories.

posted by mjkredliner at 03:54 PM on June 15

Well, Hater, thanks for asking. I'm not afraid of many things. Except clowns. Germans? Nah. :}

posted by Desert Dog at 04:10 PM on June 15

WOW! Only arrested 4 times, and he has'nt even played the " DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM " card or he has played it and they just assumed he did it and arrested him anyway.

posted by jknemo at 06:30 PM on June 15

WTF? Wasn't there a Bishop comment here a minute ago? I love that you called me out on a comment in a deleted thread (and I mean that), but homeboy here has been accused of rape in addition to DWI. And some other fun stuff. And this thread got deleted too. Dunno if that makes you feel any better.

posted by yerfatma at 07:41 PM on June 15

I remember a time when someone with athletic ability was considered gifted and blessed, now they are considered entitled and deserving. It makes me sick when I see players without the concerns or cares most of us deal with every day, show so little respect or gratitude for what they have. Players today, from the time they show a sign of talent at a very young age are treated and told they are something special. The older the athlete gets and the more talent they show the less accountable they are for their behavior. By the time these kids(and at 21 they are kids) get out of school they are turned loose on the world with a poor moral compass, more money than sense, and no respect for the rest of the world. By no means am I lumping all young athletes into this, but the bigger the money gets the more of this behavior you see.

posted by CB900 at 08:58 PM on June 15

yerfat, This wasn't deleted until I commented. The girl making the rape claim was later arrested for prostitution. The DA dropped the rape charge after EVIDENCE found henry innocent of the charge. It was determined THE PROSTITUTE engaged in a sexual act of her own free will. Being accused of something doesn't make you guilty of something. Unless you think he must have been guilty of rape since he was black and "homeboy" had a dime sack of weed. I made my point. You asked me to point to a thread that contained a DWI arrest and I did. Look how dumb you look pointing out he was falsely accused of rape just to make yourself feel like you are right. Poor thing. This thread more than proved my point, why else would my comment be deleted in a deleted thread? Wonder how long that thread would have lasted if I didn't point it out. It lasted long enough until you went and dropped dime on my comment. Narc Yet again, the ignorance of the thread doesn't get it deleted, but me pointing the ignorance out does. What Class. Are you really trying to tell me that no one saw this FPP until I commented? Give me a break.

posted by Bishop at 10:52 PM on June 15

It lasted long enough until you went and dropped dime on my comment. Narc WTF? I can't recall ever emailing a site admin about a comment. And I tend to agree with your abstract point, if not always with how you put it. I thought the deletion of this thread was an attempt at the consistency you were looking for, but the deletion of your comment seems weird to me. In the specific, I didn't bother to read the linked article because it doesn't interest me in the least. I had seen on Deadspin that he'd been accused of rape. My bad for not following up on that. I would hope you can see why this story has more "legs" in the media than your average athlete DUI story. I also hope you believe a prostitute can be raped. I've looked dumb before and I will again. Oh well.

posted by yerfatma at 06:15 AM on June 16

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