Re: Bungles Strike Again!
Henry has probation hearing
Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry, currently halfway through an eight-game NFL suspension, is in an Orlando, Fla., courtroom this afternoon because of a probation violation.
Henry is on probation in Orange County, Fla., stemming from a weapons charge there following a incident in January 2006.
Word around the courthouse is that prosecutors are trying to have Henry put in jail, even for a few days, based on the seriousness of the original crime.
Henry pled guilty to the charge and was placed on probation for two years.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Henry for eight games because he violated the league's personal conduct policy.
With the league operating under an unofficial zero tolerance policy for off-field incidents, Henry can not be helping himself if he indeed violated terms of his probation in Florida. Henry must re-apply for reinstatement before he could earn the right to play again.
He had hoped to have his suspension reduced to four games.
Henry played with the Bengals in the preseason and, playing against overmatched defensive backs in the second half of the four exhibition games, led the Bengals in all major receiving categories. He had 14 receptions for 195 yards and two touchdowns.