Right after Cincinnati Bengal's widereciever, Chris Henry, received his eight-game ban from the NFL's new commisoner, Roger Goodell, he was told that if he had anymore run ins with the law he would then receive a lifetime ban from the NFL.
Well, it looks like that ban will happen, if the latest allegations that Henry, along with teammate, Reggie McNeal, were involved in assaulting a 16-year old boy late last Friday night.
"Police say the 16-year-old and an 18-year-old friend were walking along Wetherington Boulevard near Mt. Zion Road just after 11 p.m. Friday night when, they say a black Navigator or Escalade pulled up next to them.
According to the police report, a white male jumped out and started punching the 16-year-old in the face.
"From that, the victim tells us another gentleman got out of the vehicle the same vehicle and in their attempt to get away, was shoved to the ground by this African American gentleman," said Cloyd.
The teen identified that man as Bengals receiver Chris Henry, and says receiver Reggie McNeill was also in the vehicle.
The teen also alleges that they were throwing beer bottles at him as he tried to run away."Yeah, is it sad that i'm not even surprised by this, I mean he has been arrested four times in the past year and a half, and this is just another notch on his already very long rap sheet. I don't know if anything will happen as a result of these allagations so he may still be on our team and I do like him, on the field of course, I mean he's really good but fuck it, release/suspend/trade him, I don't care, we still have Chad and T.J. and we can always go out and get another receiver via free-agency/trade/draft. I'm tired of reading about Bengal players getting into fucking troulbe...it's gotta end somewhere, so why not get rid of the player that really started all of it.
UPDATE: With Leather just updated with conflicting reports from a rival station to WCPO that say that the assault claims against Henry are unfounded, so I guess that's a good thing...
"Commenter Scott points out that a rival station has a source that says the accusations were unfounded. So I guess Bengals players are the new bogeyman in Cincinnati. Kids get beat up by grown men, they just assume it was Bengals. Fair enough."