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Bengals Cut Chris Henry

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Thumper, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Thumper

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    Looks like they were tired of his crap.

    Bengals cut Henry, say they'll no longer tolerate his conduct

    CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry lost his job while in jail awaiting arraignment on assault charges on Thursday.

    The Bengals cut him after his fifth arrest since 2005.

    An attorney for Henry, 24, entered not guilty pleas for him after Henry was accused of punching an 18-year-old man in the face and breaking his car window with a beer bottle.

    Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard set bond at $51,000 on charges of misdemeanor assault and criminal damaging. Noting Henry's previous arrests involving drugs, guns and alcohol, the judge called Henry "a one-man crime wave." He ordered electronic monitoring if Henry makes bail.

    NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said it was premature to speculate on Henry's future in the league.

    "It will be reviewed under the standard conduct policy," Aiello said.

    Henry did not speak at the hearing. His lawyer, Perry Ancona, disputed the allegations in the complaint sworn by Gregory Meyer.

    "We have a different set of facts we ask the court to consider," Ancona said.

    Minutes before the arraignment, Ancona broke the news to Henry that he had been released.

    Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement that Henry, an often brilliant receiver who would be in his fourth pro season this year, had forfeited his career with the club.

    "His conduct can no longer be tolerated," Brown said.

    Henry was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for the first half of last season for repeatedly violating the league's conduct policy. He also was suspended for two games in 2006.

    "The Bengals tried for an extended period of time to support Chris and his potentially bright career," Brown said. "We had hoped to guide him toward an appropriate standard of personal responsibility that this community would support and that would allow him to play in the NFL. ... But those efforts end today, as we move on with what is best for our team."

    Henry's agent, Marvin Frazier, thanked the Bengals for their patience.

    "I just want to say that we're sorry this all happened, and we will continue to try to work to help Chris," Frazier said. "I do want to thank the Cincinnati Bengals -- Mike Brown, [coach] Marvin Lewis and everyone -- for all they have done to try to help this young man. Many of them have gone beyond the call of duty."

    Under the NFL's tough new policy, Henry could face further suspensions even if he is not convicted of the latest charges. The Bengals were among the worst offenders in recent years, with 10 players arrested in a 14-month span from April 2006 and June 2007.

    According to a complaint filed with authorities, Henry was identified by Meyer and a witness who claimed Henry punched Meyer on Monday, causing "visible injury." Henry then threw a beer bottle at Meyer's car, breaking the rear passenger window, according to the affidavit.

    After an arrest warrant was issued, Henry surrendered to police Wednesday night.

    Henry has had a string of problems with police. He was in court last week after being ticketed for driving with expired Kentucky license plates. He paid $149 in fines and court costs, according to the Municipal Court records.

    He was ticketed a year ago for driving with a suspended license.

    Henry was arrested four times between December 2005 and June 2006. He was accused of possession of marijuana in northern Kentucky, carrying a concealed weapon in Florida, drunken driving in Ohio and providing alcohol to minors in northern Kentucky. In that case, he served two days in jail in 2006 after pleading guilty to a charge of letting minors drink alcohol in a hotel room he had rented.

    Following his suspension, Henry caught 21 passes for 343 yards and two touchdowns last season. He had nine touchdown catches in 13 games in 2006, when he was suspended by the league for two games and benched for another by Lewis because of misconduct.

    The 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver was a third-round draft pick from West Virginia in 2005.

    Disgruntled star receiver Chad Johnson was stunned when told of Henry's release.

    "Are you sure? Man, they can't let him go. That dude is good. He's very, very good," Johnson said on 1050 ESPN New York.

    "We need him. Those are not easy shoes to fill, regardless of the trouble he has gotten into in the past," Johnson said.
     
  2. Stan_The_Man_12

    Stan_The_Man_12 BoltTalker

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    There's Jerry Porter's replacement on oACLand. :icon_rofl:


    Stan :rivers17:
     
  3. Thumper

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    Yeah, as long as he's not in jail.
     
  4. Stan_The_Man_12

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    "Are you sure? Man, they can't let him go. That dude is good. He's very, very good," Johnson said on 1050 ESPN New York.

    "We need him. Those are not easy shoes to fill, regardless of the trouble he has gotten into in the past," Johnson said


    So Chad, it's OK to be a thug as long as you are "good" on the field, speaks volumes about what you are all about, just no one has busted you yet.

    I'd rather have a bucket full of star players that are also good citizens than root for players so talented that they are crazy off the field as well.

    We are sooooooooooooooo freaking lucky to have AJ Smith as our GM!

    Stan :rivers17:
     
  5. Stan_The_Man_12

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    You know it don't matter to Al, heck he's probably chomping at the bit to sign him!

    Stan :rivers17:
     
  6. RM24

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    Better watch your back Ocho Stupido, or you're the next WR they say "Adios" too. I think the 'Gals are cleaning house of all the malcontents and "Me First" guys. I think they took a page from A.J. Smith. Imitation is the highest form or flattery! :yes:
     
  7. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    I think the Chargers should bring him in for a look. :icon_tease:
     
  8. Thumper

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    :icon_rofl:
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    maybe the bengals want Eric Parker now? :icon_huh:
     
  10. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    It's about time they rid themselves of Henry's stupidity.
     
  11. 400HZ

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    Here ya go, Chris
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  12. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    A little off topic but it was funny to me.

    http://bp2.blogger.com/_3ZJuj_RcIcI...BD8/qtMTfmx7GUo/s1600/22559973_75a29feadc.jpg


    Ocho Cinco Hits The Drive Thru

    [​IMG]

    (car pulls up)

    Order Box: Welcome to Burger King. May I take your order?

    (long pause)

    Order Box: Hello?

    [​IMG]


    Ocho: I’m here.

    Order Box: Can I take your order, Sir?

    Ocho: I don’t know.

    Order Box: You don’t know?

    Ocho: Exactly. I DON’T KNOW.

    Order Box: Okay.

    (long pause)

    Order Box: Would you like a hamburger or something?

    Ocho: (sighs) I’ll take a Whopper and large fries. And an orange slice.

    Order Box: Is Fanta okay?

    (long pause)

    Order Box: Sir?

    Ocho: Who said Fanta? See now, this is exactly the kinda **** I’m talkin’ about.

    Order Box: Sir?

    Ocho: ORANGE SLICE.

    Order Box: But we only have Fanta, Sir.

    Ocho: Exactly. That's all you have. That's all you can do for Chad. And Chad has to decide if that's good enough for Chad.

    Order Box: But it's the same soda. It’s still orange.

    Ocho: That’s not the issue. If this is the way we’re going to continue, then that’s the way we’re going to continue.

    Order Box: What?

    Ocho: WHAT?

    Order Box: How about I just scratch your drink order? That way, you can find an Orange Slice across the street at Arby’s. Is that okay?

    Ocho: Arby’s? Who said anything about Arby’s?

    Order Box: Sir?

    Ocho: I didn’t say anything about Arby’s.

    Order Box: I know you didn’t.

    Ocho: Why are we talking about Arby’s? This is ****ing Burger King.

    Order Box: May I complete your order, Sir?

    Ocho: (sighs) Whatever.

    Order Box: Your total is $6.79. If you could just pull around, Sir.

    Ocho: THAT’S IT?

    Order Box: I… believe so. Was there something else you wanted? Would you like a Jr. Sundae?

    (long pause)

    Order Box: Sir?

    Ocho: You know what’s good? Spiral pasta. I would like some spiral pasta.

    Order Box: But, we don’t have that on our menu, Sir.

    Ocho: Why not? Why are you so set in your ways? Do you really believe that things will improve the way you’re going?

    Order Box: Uh… Your order is ready at the window, Sir. If you could just pull around.

    Ocho: THAT’S IT?

    Order Box: I think so. Was there something else you wanted to discuss?

    (long pause)

    Order Box: Sir?

    Ocho: I don’t know. Did you know there are some rocks that are, like, 500 years old?

    Order Box: My manager said your order’s getting cold, Sir.

    Ocho: He said that?

    Order Box: Yes.

    Ocho: Cold? Why he say that?

    Order Box: Because he saw it and it's cold, Sir.

    Ocho: So? Listen, I got someone else who needs to order.

    Order Box: Okay… May I take that person’s order?

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    Gary Busey: Why are you taking orders? This is not Poland. We don’t take orders here. You have a nice voice. I’ve been looking at you. I’ve known you since you were a baby, only we’ve never met. Let me touch your ears. Did you know there’s aggression in all of our hearts? I want the raw liver of a horse. And some chicken fries. And I want you to serve it on a tray that’s balancing on your head. THERE IS NO REALITY!

    Order Box: I quit.
     
  13. BFISA

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    IMHO, he's the reason Cincy didn't tie that game vs the Bolts. When McCree smoked TJ, I think Henry started getting alligator arms, so when Palmer went to him in the endzone late in the 4th quarter, Henry was more concerned with getting lit up than catching the tieing TD pass.
     
  14. henryqjr2001

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    Henry is a scumbag, who got what he deserved. Any other person would have been sh** canned a long time ago. Get your head out of your ***... Man!
     
  15. Lancer 1

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    Concur!

    Several teams who would even consider giving him a look will likely hold off, because he was suspended for half of last season, and Goodell will likely run him for at least a season this time, ala PacMan for this latest transgression.
     
  16. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Good for them!!!
    The guy has done A LOT more bad than good for the team.
     
  17. EsDee_in_RI

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    Henry had a really good career ahead of him. If he would have worked hard on his skills and less worried about starting sh** than he could have been a top receiver. What a shame and waste of talent. :tdown:
     
  18. Buck Melanoma

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    Exactly. Another talented young man being a punk & throwing away a good career. Some folks just never learn. :no:
     
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    Welcome back to the forum, leisure. :tup:
     
  20. zatoichi

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    AJ's a character guy. No way will he go after the one man crimewave or Ocho Stinko.
     
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    these dudes just get too much $ too fast.:no:they should send it all to their mama or me instead for the first few years:yes:
     
  22. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    As long as you give some off the top to Bolttalk I think that latter part's ok


    and yeah alot of these guys are young kids getting a big reward for the first time but still they are adults and youth isn't a good enough of an excuse for acting like a shithead.
     
  23. turbo_turtle

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    I would say it this way.

    If AJ would get Henry then AJ would give him a renegotiated contract that has a lot of off the field clauses to say that Chris needs to get his head on right and if he does I would not mind him getting Millions. Chris Henry has the talent for sure like a TO, Moss and Chad Johnson. Chris just needs stay away from places where he can get into trouble with the law.

    We would not have to give the Bengals any Draft picks because Chris Henry was cut.

    A change of scenery would do Chris Henry well and possibly get his act together.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  24. sdbound

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    Seriously, why would we want a guy like this?


    - December '05: Marijuana possession, no valid driver's license or proof of auto insurance. Reduced plea. Probation.

    - January '06: Multiple gun charges in Orlando, including assault with a firearm. Plead guilty. Probation.

    - May '06: Investigated in sex crime. No charges filed (allegedly paid off accuser).

    - June '06: Arrested for DUI (charges dismissed when defense proved breathalyzer was faulty).

    - September '06: Odell Thurman stopped for DUI; Henry, a passenger, vomits out the window on tape.

    - October '06: Bengals levy two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

    - January '07: Pleads guilty to providing alcohol to minors. Probation.

    - April '07: Suspended by NFL for first eight games of '07 season for violating league's character clause.

    - June '07: Henry and teammate Reggie McNeal allegedly assault a 16-year-old boy (charges dismissed).

    - November '07: Accused of assaulting a valet at a bar. No charges filed (allegedly paid off accuser).

    - April '08: Assault charges filed against him for beating a man through a windshield with a Coke bottle.




    He is a handsome devil though.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Kwak

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    No way AJ even takes the call from his agent.

    Million dollar talent and a .05 brain. Guy has zero common sense.
     
  26. wrbanwal

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    How is this guy still in the league!!

    Let alone not in jail!!!
     
  27. Kwak

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    He won't be playing in 2008. This latest run in with the law should get him a 1 yr ban from the league. Goodell is testy these days with all the spygate stuff still as a burr up his ***.
     
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    While we're at it, let's take a shot at Pacman, pun intended.
     
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