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I am not inviting Chris Henry to my Super Bowl party

His braids photograph well.  Of course, that might not be the case six months into his stretch...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.

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Matthew J. Darnell

10 Comments

  1. I thought at the rookie symposium they taught you to make sure that one of your minions who rely on you for lapdance money is the one to carry the gun?

  2. Is it me or does Chris Henry look like that guy Fruit from season 3 of the Wire, the cornerman who was always wearing Kangols who stole Cutty’s G-pack when he made it back on the street? I had no idea Fruit was now a wideout in the NFL. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, hustle down to Blockbuster and rent the DVD of the best show on television.

  3. Elm Tree is right on both counts – dude does look like Fruit, and The Wire is the best show out there.

  4. Because he could have asian blood in his heritage, do you not think of things like this?? I know plenty of brothas that are part chinese, japanese, filipino etc. Does it really blow your mind in 2006 to see a black man with some asian features??? Ron Artest is half Blackfoot indian, that’s why he looks unique, it’s ok to learn new things buddy. God, help the ignorant.

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