Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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January 31, 2006
Henry arrested on gun charge

By The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry was arrested on gun charges in a weekend street altercation, authorities said.

Henry pulled a 9 mm pistol on a group of revelers early Saturday, according to a police report. An officer directing traffic aimed his gun at the 22-year-old Henry and ordered him to drop the pistol, the report states.

Henry froze, then moved toward a limousine in the street and threw the gun inside the car, the report says. The officer pulled Henry away from the limo and pushed him to the ground, according to the report.
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Police said Henry, a rookie out of West Virginia who still faces drug charges from an arrest last month in Kentucky, appeared to be preparing to fight with a group on the sidewalk.

Officers found a 9 mm Luger on the back seat of the limo and a loaded magazine in a gutter where Henry was standing, the report says. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office had listed the gun as stolen, the report states.

Henry was charged with felony counts of possession of a concealed firearm, improper exhibition of a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm. He posted $3,000 bail and was released later that night, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said the team had no comment Monday night.

Henry was charged with two counts of marijuana possession after a traffic stop Dec. 15 in Covington, Ky. Those charges are pending.

Henry had 31 catches for 422 yards and six touchdowns in 2005, his rookie year out of West Virginia. The Bengals took him in the third round, hoping he would outgrow the problems that accompanied him in college.

In his last season at West Virginia, Henry was ejected from a game against Rutgers for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, prompting Mountaineers coach Rich Rodriguez to bench him for the first half of the next game. Rodriguez told Henry that he had embarrassed himself and the program.

Henry also was suspended for the final regular-season game — a 16-13 loss to Pittsburgh — for violating team rules.

His propensity to talk trash and lose his cool made NFL teams back away. The Bengals were the only team that brought him in for a visit, and made it clear they had some reservations because of his past.


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honeykbee said...

Is this one of those events for which we are expected to drag our couch into the street and set it aflame?

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