Bengals WR Chris Henry has been arrested in Orlando, Florida for various things… none of which reflect particularly well on his character, but they do enhance his reputation as a straight-up gangsta… so, you know, it’s not all bad news for him.
According to the police report, which you can find here, Chris Henry was hanging out in Orlando with a group of people. His group of people looked to be ready to fight another group of people when Chris Henry pulled a gun from his waistband and then pointed it at someone from the other group. Police officers saw him do it, and told him to freeze and drop the weapon. Chris Henry then threw the gun, a 9mm Luger containing 8 hollow points, into the back of a nearby limo.
He’s been charged with possession of a concealed firearm, improper exhibition of a firearm, and aggravated assault with a firearm. He denies having the gun, as does everyone else who was interviewed at the scene. At the bottom of the police report, it says the gun was listed as stolen on 12/16/05.
And in his mugshot there… doesn’t it kinda look like he’s wearing a Bengals jersey? I mean, I can’t be sure, but… it’s black, it’s got an orange collar, it’s a shiny type of material… is Chris Henry wearing his own jersey while pulling guns out of his waistband right before his posse is about to rumble? I thought the NFL made it clear in their rookie symposiums that you never wear your own jersey if you’re going pull a gun out of your waistband right before your posse is about to rumble. Come on. Just listen.
He was doing so well, too. He had a great rookie year with the Bengals, he has the potential to develop into at least a very good #2 receiver…. but keeping it real has, once again, gone wrong.