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Henry had changed

Posted on: December 16, 2009 8:13 pm
Edited on: December 17, 2009 8:13 am
 

During my camp visit this summer to see the Cincinnati Bengals, I had a short chat with Bengals receiver Chris Henry.

I had talked to Henry only briefly in the past, but his well-earned reputation for trouble was something I knew all about. His middle name was "Knucklehead."

I introduced myself and then told Henry that I had heard good things about his turning his life around, and that his problem days seemed to be in the past. The Bengals were thrilled with his change. Some coaches and players said he was a really good guy who just had issues when he was drinking -- and that he had stopped that and had matured, putting his vices to the side.

"I will get back with you later this year and do a column on how you've turned it around," I told him. "You have a good message to tell to kids."

"Thank you," he said. "I messed up, but I can help some kids to see that you can get past that stuff."

I never wrote the column.

I wish I did.

Henry suffered life-threatening injuries when he was thrown from a truck Wednesday afternoon in the Charlotte, N.C. area. Henry was in North Carolina to be with his fiancée in part because he was on injured-reserve with a broken forearm.

That's the reason I didn't get around to writing the Henry column. I thought he was set for a big year, but the injury ended that.

The Bengals expected big things as well. I remember Carson Palmer telling me this summer that Henry had a gear when the ball was in the air that no other receiver had -- including Chad Ochocinco.

"He's going to have a huge season," Palmer said.

Instead, he's in a hospital fighting for his life. The circumstances of his accident are still be studied, and some are already probably saying it was just Henry being Chris Henry the bad guy again. Here's hoping that's not the case.

I hope he makes it. He has a too good story to tell, and I still want him to be the one to tell it.

 


Category: NFL
Tags: Chris Henry
 
Comments

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2009 10:01 am
 

Henry had changed

TMZ is reporting that Chris Henry died this morning around 6:30am. RIP.



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2009 9:48 am
 

Henry had changed

I am praying for Henry!! During the start of the season I KNEW henry was gonna be a key reciever this year. Every year before that I would say that Chris Henry was a beast! simply because he really was a great athlete. Once he got his life seemingly in the right place this year, he produced VERY well before his injury. I'm praying he gets well,and even if he may not be able to play agin after this, I hope he can live to tell about it....GOD BLESS CHRIS HENRY!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2009 9:47 am
 

Henry had changed

Just translate it and stop being an idiot english major who's flipping burgers.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2009 9:17 am
 

Henry had changed

Budha28.  Don't even bother, there are way too many degenerates on these sites.  Pete wrote a nice little story for us and all some of these buffoons are doing is talking about a couple of spelling mistakes.  Henry and his girlfriend are responsible for 3 little kids and spelling is what you're thinking of?

My condolensces to Henry's family and friends.



Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2009 9:07 am
 

Henry had changed

grammatical erroor, that shold had been " will continue to stand up for them"



Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2009 9:02 am
 

Henry had changed

According to NFLradio on Sirius, it was a domestic dispute, Henry did jump into the back of the truck driven by his girlfriend as she tried to drive off and was throw from the bed of the truck and the local police are in the process of starting a homicide investigation should Henery pass.
Having a sister that was a victum of domestic violence, my opinion of her boyfriend did not change when she finally got the better of him. If your sister, mother, DAUGHTER were involved in a domestic dispute and they were trying to get away from the situation and the man that was involved, ran and jumped into their car, truck, whatever trying to stop them from getting away. Who's side would you take? Who would you feel sorry for? Who would you pray for? (okay both, but the gest is made).

I know some will not agree with my beliefs, but having a sister, mother and three daughter's, I am quite strong in my stance and have and will continue to stand up them as long as I am breathing.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2009 3:25 am
 

Henry had changed

I am completely mortified that you people would choose this forum as an opportunity to play spelling/grammar police.

A man's life hangs in the balance and all you can focus on is a few spelling errors.

I am praying for Chris and his family in this time of dire need. I truly hope that the reports of his death were erroneous and that he will make a full recover.




Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2009 12:19 am
 

Henry had changed

WHO CARES ABOUT THE GRAMMAR MORONS....PICK A DIFFERENT FORUM FOR THAT...YOU IDIOTS NEED TO SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT PRAY FOR HENRY AND HIS FAMILY....



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2009 12:16 am
 

Henry had changed

"Learned out to spell"?? 

Umm...I'm guessing that after he posted what he did, the article/blog was updated, you know?



Since: Nov 22, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2009 11:42 pm
 

Henry had changed

Instead, he's in a hospital fighting for his life. The circumstances of his accident are still be studied, and some are already probably saying it was just Henry being Chris Henry the bad guy again. Here's hoping that's not the case.
I dont know where you learned out to spell or proofread but it does look to me that he did spell already right.


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