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83-Steelers-43
01-25-2007, 11:52 AM
Comical....

Bengals' Henry jailed for two days after guilty plea

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was sent to jail for two days on Thursday after pleading guilty to allowing minors to drink alcohol in his hotel room last spring.

He is one of nine players on the team arrested in the past 13 months. Henry has been arrested four times as a Bengals player.

"You brought shame with this on yourself," Kenton County District Judge Greg Grothaus told Henry. "You embarrassed a lot of people."

Grothaus sentenced Henry to 90 days in jail. He suspended all but two days, and ordered Henry to begin serving those two days immediately.

"It's good that this case involving Chris has been resolved," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "Now Chris must continue to strive to mature and grow both as a player and as a person."

On June 3, Henry was charged with driving under the influence in Clermont County, Ohio. He is to appear in court there Feb. 15, but prosecutors expect an agreement that would avoid a trial.

Henry originally was charged in Covington with three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor. Police said he brought alcohol for three females -- ages 18, 16 and 15 -- in a Covington motel room April 29. One of the three, Monica Beamon, 18, was charged with murder in Cincinnati last September.

Bob Lotz, attorney for Henry, said other witnesses said Henry was not drinking alcohol and did not bring the alcohol. He said Henry rented the hotel room where the minors were drinking, a misdemeanor violation of a city ordinance commonly referred to as a "keg law."

Lotz declined comment on the sentence.

Henry had avoided jail time while resolving his first two criminal cases. His first arrest came in December 2005, also in northern Kentucky. He pleaded guilty to marijuana possession and completed a drug rehabilitation program.

In September, he avoided jail time by pleading guilty in an Orlando, Fla., court to a concealed weapon charge. He had been accused of pulling the weapon during a fight. Henry got 100 hours of community service and was put on probation for two years.

The NFL last year suspended Henry for two games for violating its substance abuse and conduct penalties. He also was benched for one other game by the Bengals.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2742412

83-Steelers-43
01-25-2007, 11:57 AM
Guy was arrested four times already? I actually lost count. He spends two days in jail? Yeah, I'm sure that will teach him and he will come out a completely different person.

tony hipchest
01-25-2007, 12:04 PM
Guy was arrested four times already? I actually lost count. He spends two days in jail? Yeah, I'm sure that will teach him and he will come out a completely different person.:sofunny: i wonder if he will find God in those 2 days?

lamberts-lost-tooth
01-25-2007, 12:05 PM
From my understanding.... the question that has never been answered is why Henry was renting a room with minors...when he had a house in the same town?....If I was the D.A., I would let Mister Henry know that he is a kitty-whisker away from being a sexual predator.

83-Steelers-43
01-25-2007, 12:08 PM
:sofunny: i wonder if he will find God in those 2 days?

In a few months he will be praying on the cover of SI. :rolleyes:

HometownGal
01-25-2007, 12:10 PM
From my understanding.... the question that has never been answered is why Henry was renting a room with minors...when he had a house in the same town?....If I was the D.A., I would let Mister Henry know that he is a kitty-whisker away from being a sexual predator.

I have the same question, LLT. Things that make you go hmmmmmmm. :scratchchin:

Amazing isn't it that Uncle Marv takes such a flippant attitude. The Steelers would have unloaded this POS by now.

stlrtruck
01-25-2007, 12:13 PM
I have the same question, LLT. Things that make you go hmmmmmmm. :scratchchin:

Amazing isn't it that Uncle Marv take such a flippant attitude. The Steelers would have unloaded this POS by now.

And there in lies the difference between CLASS and ass!

floodcitygirl
01-25-2007, 12:16 PM
2 days.....isn't that special???!!! I feel much safer living here now........:banging:

Atlanta Dan
01-25-2007, 12:17 PM
From my understanding.... the question that has never been answered is why Henry was renting a room with minors...when he had a house in the same town?....If I was the D.A., I would let Mister Henry know that he is a kitty-whisker away from being a sexual predator.

Well if they find drugs in a hotel/motel room and everyone shrugs their shoulders when the cops ask who owns the stash it certainly makes it more difficult to tag someone or get a search warrant for Henry's house, doesn't it? :smile:

fansince'76
01-25-2007, 12:18 PM
2 days.....isn't that special???!!! I feel much safer living here now........:banging:

Yep - and people wonder why the recidivism rate for troubled athletes is so high. Mr. 9-to-5 would probably have gotten 1-3 years if they had been arrested that many times in so short a span.

HometownGal
01-25-2007, 12:18 PM
2 days.....isn't that special???!!! I feel much safer living here now........:banging:

You have two boys, FCG - you don't have to worry. :wink02:

floodcitygirl
01-25-2007, 12:23 PM
You have two boys, FCG - you don't have to worry. :wink02:Well only if we never meet up with him and his entourage when they decide to drive after partying. Oh....yeah....and if they decide to not bring their guns with them too! :dang:

Big D
01-25-2007, 12:26 PM
I will make sure to send him some k.y.

floodcitygirl
01-25-2007, 12:27 PM
Guy was arrested four times already? I actually lost count. He spends two days in jail? Yeah, I'm sure that will teach him and he will come out a completely different person.And if that doesn't work, you can obviously count on his employer holding him accountable! :dang:

fansince'76
01-25-2007, 12:28 PM
And if that doesn't work, you can obviously count on his employer holding him accountable! :dang:

Please, we're talking about "Black Jesus" here. He couldn't give a shit less.

Hines86Ward
01-25-2007, 02:14 PM
The thing I don't get about Henry is that anyone (including myself) who has met him will tell you he's a real nice guy, well-mannered and everything. But he's just dumb & hasn't grown up. 2 days in jail isn't gonna teach him anything. I'm glad I moved out of Cincinnati....

polamalufan43
01-25-2007, 02:18 PM
The thing I don't get about Henry is that anyone (including myself) who has met him will tell you he's a real nice guy, well-mannered and everything. But he's just dumb & hasn't grown up. 2 days in jail isn't gonna teach him anything. I'm glad I moved out of Cincinnati....

I'm glad I've never lived in Cinci. Anyone who does runs the risk of getting hit by a Bengals player who's under the influence.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

meanjoecoop
01-25-2007, 04:39 PM
You're gonna love this...They showed a clip from his trial on the news tonight. The judge told him "You and a few of your team mates have been an embarrassment and probably wasted the Bengal’s best chance of winning a Super Bowl".

Sounded like the judge had money on the Bengals this year.

I think I found the answer to Cincinnati's winning problems!!!! Make it a city ordinance that makes it is illegal for a professional football player to be on a team that wins a Super Bowl. They've broken just about every other law...why not that one. Try a little reverse psychology Marvin!

polamalufan43
01-25-2007, 04:41 PM
You're gonna love this...They showed a clip from his trial on the news tonight. The judge told him "You and a few of your team mates have been an embarrassment and probably wasted the Bengal?s best chance of winning a Super Bowl".

Sounded like the judge had money on the Bengals this year.

I think I found the answer to Cincinnati's winning problems!!!! Make it a city ordinance that makes it is illegal for a professional football player to be on a team that wins a Super Bowl. They've broken just about every other law...why not that one. Try a little reverse psychology Marvin!

It's perfect. Except I doubt they'll take advantage of such a blessing.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

SteelCityMan786
01-25-2007, 05:18 PM
Surprised he didn't get more time in jail.

SteelShooter
01-25-2007, 07:00 PM
Yep - and people wonder why the recidivism rate for troubled athletes is so high. Mr. 9-to-5 would probably have gotten 1-3 years if they had been arrested that many times in so short a span.

I completely concur! Had it been you or I we would have been crucified.

stillers4me
01-25-2007, 08:33 PM
For once I am speechless......I mean this is so absurd I can't think of a single thing to say. Really.........what more can be said.

Who dey gonna arrest next.......bwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaahhaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

polamalufan43
01-26-2007, 10:48 AM
For once I am speechless......I mean this is so absurd I can't think of a single thing to say. Really.........what more can be said.

Who dey gonna arrest next.......bwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaahhaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

Well, I got my money on O'Neil again. It's probably gonna be someone who already got arrested. Like I said about 50 times before, i'm waiting on Chad and Carson. Now that would be hilarious.

I wonder what goes through the minds of these guys as they're getting cuffed...

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

stillers4me
01-27-2007, 07:35 AM
I'm taking bets on how soon this kid is at it again once he's sprung this morning..........

Wave of irresponsibility
'No respect for authority'

By Paul A. Long
Post staff reporter



JIM OSBORN/The Post


In popular lore, it's known as the butterfly effect, the belief that any small action can have a profound influence on the world around it.

In the case of Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry, his series of run-ins with the law over the past year have had a wide-ranging impact, Kenton District Judge Douglas Grothaus said Thursday before sending Henry to jail for two days.

Henry's once promising career is in jeopardy, the Bengals' hopes for a potential Super Bowl-bound season floundered and a young Cincinnati woman is in the Hamilton County jail facing a murder charge, said Grothaus. Henry shares some responsibility for all of that the judge said in a five-minute scolding from the bench.

"You have no respect for authority," Grothaus lectured Henry during his court hearing Thursday. "In all honesty, you have no respect for yourself."

Henry, who has been arrested four times in three states in the past year, pleaded guilty to violating Covington's keg law by allowing three young women - aged 15 to 18 - to drink in his hotel room. In a plea bargain with prosecutors, Henry agreed to a 90-day sentence, with all but two days suspended, and a $250 fine.

But what he didn't expect was facing the anger of a normally mild-mannered judge who said he has grown tired of seeing a parade of young lives coming before him, damaged by drugs, alcohol, and the bad influence of their elders.

To top off his rebuke, Grothaus sent Henry directly to jail, and ordered him to serve the full two days, saying he could not be released until 9:15 a.m. Saturday - exactly 48 hours after he was taken into custody. Normally, a two-day sentence is satisfied with the serving of two calendar days, and could be as little as a couple of hours.

The plea and one a day earlier in Clermont County end Henry's legal troubles, but he may face more discipline from the NFL.

On Wednesday, Henry ended his DUI case in Clermont County by pleading guilty to reckless operation of a car. His 30-day sentence in that case was suspended.

"It's good that Chris's cases have been resolved," Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. "Now he must continue to strive to mature and grow both as a player and as a person."

Henry previously pleaded guilty to gun charges in Florida, which earned him a two-game suspension from the NFL.

He is one of nine Bengal players arrested in the past year, mostly for alcohol or drug-related charges. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who already has questioned the Bengals about all their legal troubles, has the power to fine a player who is convicted of or admits to a violation of the law relating to the use of alcohol.

"Any (player) convicted of or admitting to a second criminal violation will be suspended without pay or banished for a period of time to be determined by the commissioner," according to NFL policy.

One of Henry's agents, Marvin Frazier, said on the Bengals' Web site that the player has gotten the message.

"He understands he has to take life a lot more seriously now," Frazier said.

"He's had to grow up and he knows that. Hopefully, the commissioner will see that he's already paid a high price and that he's done what he's had to do. We're looking at a brief stretch of time in which he made several bad decisions and he wants to get on with his life the right way."

Throughout Grothaus' speech, Henry remained mostly silent, quietly answering, "yes sir," to the few questions the judge directed at him.

"Remember the court hearing in which I indicated you were to consume no alcoholic beverages?" Grothaus asked.

"Yes sir," Henry responded.

"I find it disturbing that less than a week or two later, I learn in news reports that you're hanging out a window puking, as yet another Bengal gets arrested," Grothaus said. "I don't think you have any understanding about how your actions affect others."

Grothaus pointed out that one of the women Henry was drinking with in Covington is 18-year-old Monica Beamon, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated case in Hamilton County.

"I guarantee you if we look at her (background), there's a history of her being mistreated and abused throughout her life, and being taken advantage of by people who did not have her best interests at heart - and I include you in that class of people in that young woman's life. There's no question her life is over, and you helped play a small part in it."

Beamon's arrest and her original statement - later proved false - that Henry raped her are part of the reason Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson agreed to the reduced charges in the plea deal. Henry was charged with three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, misdemeanors that could have landed him in jail for a year.

Beamon would not be available to testify during any trial, and the other two women told a different story. Subsequent investigation showed that while Henry rented the room and allowed the minors to drink, he never actually gave them liquor or helped them buy it.

"In entering his plea and accepting his sentence, he acknowledges that he should have intervened to ensure that no one under 21 was drinking," Edmondson said.

The Bengals entered the 2006-2007 season with high hopes, and fans and players had playoff dreams, said Grothaus, who later described himself as a casual fan. Henry was to play a major role, but his legal troubles were a distraction not only to himself, but also to other players who depended on him, Grothaus said.

"Many people think the Cincinnati Bengals ought to be playing next week" in the Super Bowl, the judge said.

"It would be easy for us to sit here and say it was because of a missed field goal in that last game, or an interception that was thrown. But each and every one of those games throughout the season counts - and you were the cancer on that team that spread and caused it to be the lost season.

"You'll forever go down in the history of the 2006 season as being the Stanley Wilson of the Cincinnati Bengals," said Grothaus, referring to the running back found passed out from a cocaine overdose in his hotel room in Florida the night before the 1989 Super Bowl.

Henry's actions also have jeopardized his own career, which in turn has an impact on his own family, Grothaus said.

"You're a cancer," the judge repeated. "And any team is going to sit down and say, you know, you may be worth $1 million to catch that ball, but we're not going to take that chance."

Grothaus also fined Henry $250, and ordered him to set up speeches to students at Two Rivers Elementary School in Covington about the importance of education, and to student-athletes at Holmes High School in Covington about the damaging impact drugs and alcohol are having on his career.

He told Henry to undergo drug and alcohol testing and counseling, warning him he had had his last chance.

"The next time I get wind that you're puking out the window, you'll be doing the other 88 days," he said.

SteelShooter
02-04-2007, 11:55 AM
Well, I got my money on O'Neil again. It's probably gonna be someone who already got arrested. Like I said about 50 times before, i'm waiting on Chad and Carson. Now that would be hilarious.

I wonder what goes through the minds of these guys as they're getting cuffed...

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Now THAT would be hilarious, especially after Classless Palmette gave the interview a few days ago where he said "enough is enough!" :flap:

That would be so priceless!

polamalufan43
02-04-2007, 05:20 PM
In a few months he will be praying on the cover of SI. :rolleyes:

Oh Ray Ray....
Pfh, God's Linebacker and God's WR...:toofunny:
That cover would be perfect bonfire material...
~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Preacher
02-04-2007, 07:42 PM
Well.... Nothing is surprising about that!