Sports How Badly Do the Seahawks Need A Burly Wide Receiver?
posted by April 3 at 17:11 PMon
This morning, the Cincinnati Bengals cut wide receiver Chris Henry after his most recent run in with the law, this time for assault charges. He’ll probably be suspended but if he’s not, he could be a worthwhile pick up during the off-season.
All afternoon, Brad Steinbacher and I have been arguing about whether the Seahawks should go after Henry or not. While Henry’s off-field shenanigans make him a risky acquisition, the ‘Hawks lost WR DJ Hackett to Carolina last month and we’re hurting for another big, talented—and hopefully less fragile—receiver.
Still, there’s this to consider:
From the AP:
Henry was accused of punching an 18-year-old man in the face and breaking his car window with a beer bottle.
[Henry] was in court last week after being ticketed for driving with expired Kentucky license plates. He paid $149 in fines and court costs, according to the Municipal Court records. He was ticketed a year ago for driving with a suspended license.
Henry was arrested four times between December 2005 and June 2006. He was accused of possession of marijuana in northern Kentucky, carrying a concealed weapon in Florida, drunken driving in Ohio and providing alcohol to minors in northern Kentucky. In that case, he served two days in jail in 2006 after pleading guilty to a charge of letting minors drink alcohol in a hotel room he had rented.
Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard set bond at $51,000 on charges of misdemeanor assault and criminal damaging. Noting Henry’s previous arrests involving drugs, guns and alcohol, the judge called Henry “a one-man crime wave.”
So, we put it to you, Sloggers. Is Henry worth the (potential) trouble?