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Charges against Chris Henry dropped
Posted Jul. 14 at 02:08 AM
It shouldn’t be long before troubled wide receiver Chris Henry is removed from the league’s suspension list.
The league suspended Henry indefinitely after he was charged with punching a man earlier this year, but those charges were dropped today. And prosecutors couldn’t convince a jury to convict Henry on those charges two weeks ago (that trial ended with a deadlocked jury, which voted 6-2 against convicting him).
With his legal problems now behind him (at least for now – Henry never seems to go long without being involved in some kind of off-field incident), the league should have little choice but to re-instate him. And with that being the case, it shouldn’t be long before some team decides to roll the dice on Henry.
Henry may be a huge off-field risk, but there’s no doubting that he’s talented. He’s big (6-4, 205), fast and makes plays. In the 2006 season, he scored 9 TDs in 13 games. And that was for a Bengals team where he was playing behind Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. “Any other team, he's the No. 1 receiver,” said Carlson Palmer last October.
After the Bengals released Henry (following his most-recent arrest), he said he would like to sign for Dallas or New Orleans. But plenty of other teams could also be interested in him. Miami, Baltimore, Tennessee, Denver, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, San Francisco and Seattle all look like possible destinations. Some of those teams, no doubt, will have no interest in taking on Henry’s off-field baggage, but he’ll definitely land somewhere.
To see the blurb on the charges against Henry being dropped, click here.
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