RIP: Chris Henry

Chris Henry
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 21, 2009

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In 2006, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry, left, makes his first touchdown catch behind Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor, in the second quarter of the Bengals 28-20 win of the football game in Pittsburgh.

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Chris Henry wipes his hands while being fingerprinted by court deputies after he pleaded guilty to a concealed weapon charge in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006. He was arrested Jan. 28 in Orlando after a police officer saw him raise a handgun during a fight. In exchange for the plea, Henry was on a two-year probation, served 100 hours of community service, attended a firearms safety class and forfeited the 9 mm gun he used during the skirmish in downtown Orlando.

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Henry speaks with reporters after he pleaded guilty to a concealed weapon. Henry has been accused of punching an 18-year-old in the face and breaking a car window with a beer bottle.

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Chris Henry is led away after appearing in Hamilton County Municipal Court for his arraignment Thursday, April 3, 2008 in Cincinnati. The Bengals released Henry on Thursday, shortly before he pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and criminal damaging.

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In this Dec. 31, 2006 photo, Chris Henry celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is said that Henry was in the process of bettering himself before he died, ready to marry his girlfriend and mother of his three kids, and focusing on his professional career.

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In this Aug. 2009 photo, Henry is pictured at Bengals training camp at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. with his fiance Loleini Tonga and their three children.

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A tribute to the Cincinnati Bengals’ Chris Henry is shown on the scoreboard before the start of an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Kick returner Chris Henry #42 of the Tennessee Titans returns a kickoff during the game against the San Diego Chargers at the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Qualcomm Stadium on January 6, 2008 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Titans 17-6

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