Mike and Mike just reported that Chris Henry has died. Terrible story, it was looking like he had begun to turn his life around.
further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
TMZ reported it as well.
I agree, after getting off to a troubled start it really looked like he was beginning to move in the right direction. I think he had a couple young children...that stinks. May they remember their father as a gifted athlete who was learning to become a man when he passed.
Horrible, just horrible. RIP Chris, my prayers go out to his wife, family, and children.
Sad shit right there. RIP Chris.
Chris Henry had children, a partner, and a family. I am saddened for them and their loss.
Hopefully he will be remembered for the person he was trying to become.
with some poorly-timed, indirect Rich-Rod quotes.
Henry repeatedly got in trouble at West Virginia, where former Mountaineers coach Rich Rodriguez told him that he was an embarrassment to himself and the program.
Maybe I'm just accustomed to the Freep and it's one-paper war, but this does not seem like a particular positive light in which to cast a guy who was a likely contributor to Henry's eventual turn-around...though I'm glad to know Rich Rod didn't coddle him.
I guess quotes referring to someone as an "embarrassment," printed less than twelve hours after that person's passing, leaves a bad taste in my mouth regardless of the context.
Most of the articles I've seen with that quote tend to place it immediately after the lengthy list of Henry's problems, so I think the context is alright.
i hate it when things like this happen.
man that sucks. young guy.
Such a tragedy. It seemed like Mr. Henry completely turned his life around in the last year and was finally on the right track. Life can be so cruel sometimes. My prayers go out to his family and friends.
Not saying he deserved this by any means, but everyone is acting like he was a Saint, not the societal detriment that he was...
not the time nor the place.
Since you obviously endourse "saying it like it is" that is just fucking disrespectful.
Perhaps people aren't saying what you did because they actually follow the sport and know that he has seemed to change his ways since he got in trouble last.
hmmmm.....imagine that, a guy learning from his mistakes. That happens you know.
I bet you said the same kind of stuff when Sean Taylor was killed.
By all accounts, Chris Henry had turned his life around. But because he had problems in his past he doesn't deserve to be mourned? Give me a break.
Oh, yes. I have a feeling WichitanWolverine was a big believer in the SEAN TAYLOR WAS A THUG AND IT FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM meme.
WichitanWolverine is Colin Cowherd?
CC on ST: "I'm not sayin' ... I'm just sayin'"
Not saying your a douche, but what the hell is your point?
Not saying you deserve to be raped anally by 100 Aryan prisoners by any means, but everyone is acting like you're a human being, not the worthless pile of shit you are...
Perhaps a little overboard?
I was totally being serious.
I don't think anal rape has any place on this board, joking or not. It is extremely offensive and inappropriate, especially in a thread expressing condolences and thoughts of prayer for a recently deceased and his family and friends. I can't believe I just had to write that.
I'm sure you've never laughed at a prison rape joke. Get off the high horse, man.
"Using a definition of rape that includes forced vaginal, oral, and anal sex, the National Violence Against Women Survey found that 1 of 6 U.S. Women and 1 of 33 U.S. men has experienced an attempted or completed rape as a child and/or adult. According to estimates, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men are raped and/or physically assaulted annually by an intimate partner in the United States. (Tjaden, P. & Thoennes, N. (1998, November). A Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey, @ p. 2 & 5. Research in Brief. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.)"
"In 1996, more than two-thirds of rape/sexual assaults committed in the nation remained unreported. (Ringel, C. (1997, November). Criminal Victimization in 1996, Changes 1995-1996 with Trends 1993-1996, NCJ-165812, p.3. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.)"
Regardless of your opinion, have some respect.
who will not be getting a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas.
... there's one in every thread.
Please just go away.
Um, where did you read that he "tried to jump out of" the truck? Everything I have read simply stated that at some point he "came out of the back of the vehicle."
So, when you pass, everyone should just talk about the bad things that you did in your life. Is this the way you think it should be? Regardless of what he did in his past, he deserves a "pass" when he loses his life in a tragic accident. I don't understand how you can be so cynical about something like this. This guy was not a saint and neither are you. Neither am I or any other person on this board. Nothing gives you the right to judge how valuable his life was or wasn't. Think about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. How would you like to read something like your post, if it pertained to someone in your family? Get over yourself.
Anytime a young man leaves a family behind too early, it is a tragedy. And right now isn't the time to judge anyone. It is a time to feel sorrow for those he leaves behind and the potential that he was beginning to reach. This happens whether or not people are athletes. It doesn't indicate "worship:" only consideration and tact.
I see no hypocrisy here: only class.
RIP Chris Henry and condolences to his family.
Just as he was turning his life around too. He was just starting to "Get It." My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the Bengal's organization.
R.I.P. Chris Henry
I feel for all of his family and teammates and coaches, including Coaches Rodriguez and McGee, who no doubt spent a ton of time with Chris at WVU
I didn't follow his career, knowing him only through the misdeeds he commited, but like has been mentioned I have recently heard that he had been making progress as a man. Isn't that ironic, in his troubled past he meanders his way but now that he's getting himself together...Father, please have mercy on the soul of Chris Henry, provide him salvation in the kingdom to come, and bring comfort to his family and friends...
Honestly, all this "Hopefully he will be remembered for the person he was trying to become" attitude is shameful. Why do some of you need to keep mentioning the fact that he made some mistakes along with your condolences? Sanctimonious much? I am sure there was a lot of good in who he was, no matter when we are talking about, no matter where he was going. All lives are journeys of progress (or should be). A man, father, son, partner, teammate has died, and it is a great loss. There is no need to keep pointing out the fact that he made some bad choices. We all have.
Well put Brendan. I'm a Bengals fan, and seeing the growth in his maturity and his work ethic from up close was something I came to be very proud of.
I pray for his family and children.
That is terrible news.
This already is a bad day for me, as my grandfather passed away 17 years ago. I'm still not over it. The one year anniversary of my grandmother's death is coming up on the 23rd. Not looking forward to Christmas this year.
"Link to Rich Rodriquez Turns Deadly for Chris Henry"
In all honesty, I am not to make light of the situation, which is obviously a sad one.
EDIT: I felt bad about this post the second I put it out there, but I won't change it so that you can neg-bang away, if you would like.
Seriously, there will be comments on MLive and the Freep (look for the orange football logo) to that effect. Sad, but true...
This is obviously bad news for anyone who follows the NFL and my heart goes out to his family, friends, and teammates. The events of the accident that caused his fatal injuries is just wierd. I will be very interested in how all this plays out. I've heard that Charlotte police already have homicide detectives investigating the accident.
RIP Chris Henry
This is so depressing. RIP Chris.
This is sad.
Regardless of the events surrounding a death or the past a person has been a part of it is always sad when someone dies. Everyone is someones father, brother, sister, cousin, wife etc etc etc and they leave a void the lives of loved ones when they pass.
As a Dr. I see it far too often and fear that as time passes I will somehow become desensitized to people passing. To this point I have not, and hope it reamins that way.
Not that death isn't bad enough on its own, but to lose a loved one during this time of year must be especially hard. My heart goes out to his family and hope they somehow find a way to get through this.
I will be putting his name in the prayer request basket at church.
That is all.
Clearly my prayers go out to Chris's family through this heartbreaking time. He seems like he was finally on the right track and then this. Terrible.