Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bengals have off-the-field issues too

The Cincinnati Bengals might have the most potent offense in the NFL, but Cincy's wide receivers lead the league in off-the-field distractions. On Wednesday Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry, 23, was charged with providing alcohol to three underage females, his fourth arrest in the last seven months. He could get up to a year in jail and a $500 fine on each count if convicted.

Henry was charged June 4 with speeding and drunk driving. He also faces trial Aug. 21 in Orlando on a concealed weapon charge involving allegations that he pulled a pistol on a group of revelers. And he was previously prosecuted for a December arrest on marijuana charges, pleading guilty and avoiding jail time after completing a drug rehab program.

Meanwhile, fellow Bengals wideout Chad Johnson made several idiotic statements when questioned regarding Ben Roethlisberger's motorcycle accident. For instance: "They took away the (touchdown) celebrations. Now we can't enjoy ourselves outside of the facility? That's not fair," Johnson said. When it comes to the Roethlisberger situation the Bengals' PR department ought to put a muzzle on Johnson and let QB Carson Palmer do all the talking.


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