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Part 2: Chris Henry


October 30, 2003

Chris Henry receives two person fouls and give the crowd the middle finger at Rutgers.

November 2003

Chris Henry suspended from West Virginia for team violations.

April 20, 2005

"I just try to explain to them that I really don't have an attitude problem. I just went through some things in college. That really wasn't me, you know?"
--Chris Henry

April 20, 2005

Off the field: "I'm really a good guy. A good person. Laid back and quiet, you know?"
--Chris Henry

April 23, 2005

Despite several arrests in college, the Bengals select Chris Henry with the 83rd pick in the NFL Draft.

December 15, 2005

Chris Henry arrested for marijuana possession and four traffic charges including driving witout a valid license or insurance.

December 23, 2005

Asked whether or not Chris Henry would face discipline for his marijuana arrest, Marvin Lewis replies "You'll see Saturday."

December 24, 2005

Chris Henry plays and records a TD catch.

January 30, 2006

Chris Henry charged with three felony gun counts.  Henry pointed a stolen firearm at a crowd before being confronted by police.

March 22, 2006

Chris Henry pleads guilty to marijuana possession

May 3, 2006

Chris Henry is investigated for on a sex crime.  No charges are filed.

June 3, 2006

Chris Henry arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

June 14, 2006

Chris Henry turns himself in on three counts of providing alcohol to minors.

June 15, 2006

Marvin Lewis claims that the Bengals' "hands are tied" in disciplining Chris Henry.

June 15, 2006

"Another reason the Bengals can't cut Henry now may be because of his lingering knee problem... With Henry, 23, expected to be cleared for training camp, the Bengals may have to wait until then."
--Marvin Lewis

August 2, 2006

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he's noticed a "maturity" in Chris Henry during training camp.

Spetember 2, 2006

Chris Henry pleads guilty to concealed weapons charges.

October 1, 2006

Chris Henry is a passenger in a vehicle as teammate Odell Thurman is arrested for DUI.  Henry reportedly vomits out of the window.

October 6, 2006

Chris Henry suspended 2 games for violation of the conduct and substance abuse policies

January 27, 2007

On the prospect of trading Chris Henry:

"Our hands are tied"
--Mike Brown

March 27, 2007

Chris Henry cited for driving with a suspended license

April 10, 2007

Chris Henry suspended 8 games for conduct detrimental to the league.

May 17, 2007

On the prospect of Henry being suspended:

"It's really not a concern of mine at all.  I think we have better players."
--Marvin Lewis

June 15, 2007

Chris Henry investigated for jumping out of a car and assaulting a 16-year old boy.  No charges filed

September 19, 2007

A car reported stolen by Hertz is found in Chris Henry's driveway.  Henry claims his car had been stolen and he thought his insurance would pay for a rental.

October 9, 2007

Chris Henry appears in court for violation of probation.

November 7, 2007

Chris Henry is accused of harassing a valet parking attendant saying "F-you ... F-this ... don't you know who I am?"

December 29, 2007

"He has been fine off the field, but I'm not sure he's done enough on the field as a football player.  In his attention to detail in meetings, in his attention to detail on the field, he's not where he needs to be."
--Marvin Lewis

March 31, 2008

Henry is charged with punching a man in the face and throwing a beer bottle through his windshield.  Henry claimed that it was mistaken identity and that he thought the man was someone else who owed him money.

April 3, 2008

Bengals waive Chris Henry.

April 3, 2008

"Chris Henry has forfeited his opportunity to pursue a career with the Bengals.  His conduct can no longer be tolerated."

"The Bengals tried for an extended period of time to support Chris and his potentially bright career. We had hoped to guide him toward an appropriate standard of personal responsibility that this community would support and that would allow him to play in the NFL. We acknowledge those fans who had concerns about Chris; at the same time we tried to help a young man.

"But those efforts end today, as we move on with what is best for our team."

_-Bengals Owner Mike Brown

May 8, 2008

"I think it would be better to move on to another city, a fresh start, new team, new environment.  I'm really a good guy.  Just got caught up in a few bad situations."
--Chris Henry

June 13, 2008

Chris Henry suspended indefinitely from NFL.

July 2008

"I guess the world is divided up between redeemers and non-redeemers.  I happen to be a redeemer. I think people can be made better and right. If that's a fault, so be it."
--Mike Brown

July 22, 2008

"It's not productive for our football team.  You have to be a productive part to be a NFL player. There is a responsibility to be a NFL player. It's a privilege, not a right."
--Marvin Lewis

July 22, 2008

"We don't want that kind of behavior.  We're trying to be more concientous of guys we bring in.  We're trying to go forward with guys who are relaible and guys who are not only good players, but good citizens."
--Mike Brown

July 27, 2008

"That's all history now. We're going forward and trying to go forward with the kind of guys we can count on, the kind of guys who are not just good players but good citizens."
--Mike Brown

July 27, 2008

"We keep spending all this time on the knuckleheads instead of on the good guys; that's a problem.  When you spend all your time coaching knuckleheads and not spending the right amount of time with the right players in the right direction because you're putting out fires over here, putting out fires over there."
--Marvin Lewis


July 31, 2008

Chris Henry suspended for first 4 games of 2008 season for violation of personal conduct policy.

August 13, 2008

"Don't put any stock in NFL.com.  I don't think (the story of the Bengals being interested in signing Chris Henry) has any legs for any reason."
--Marvin Lewis

August 18, 2008

Chris Henry signs with Bengals.

August 18, 2008

Mike Brown refuses all interview requests.

August 20, 2008

"I think this last three or four months have been very humbling for Chris."
--Marvin Lewis


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