The Bengals, after taking yet another beating from the media, have finally done the right thing, releasing wide out Chris Henry after his fifth arrest since 2005. The latest arrest came after he was accused of punching an 18-year-old man in the face and breaking his car window with a beer bottle.
Bengals President Mike Brown put out a statement on the release, saying that Henry “forfeited his career with the club.” The 24-year-old Henry was suspended last season for half the year by commish Roger Goodell for repeatedly violating the league’s conduct policy. He was a third round pick by the Bengals back in 2005, and that season he played in 14 games, catching 31 passes for 422 yards and six TD’s.
In three years in the league he’s caught 88 passes for 1370 yards and 17 touchdowns. While teams would be smart to stay away from Henry as if he has the plague, I wouldn’t doubt if other teams take a look at him, and before you know it, some team will likely take a flier on him.