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Two-day jail sentence for Bengals’ Henry

Oft-troubled wide receiver’s case is yet another in long line of off-field problems for Cincy.


CINCINNATI — Chris Henry got a judge’s lecture and a two-day jail sentence after settling the last of his four court cases Thursday, putting the Cincinnati Bengals receiver in line for another suspension from the NFL.

Henry drew a two-game suspension this season for violating the league’s conduct and substance abuse policies, and could get a harsher punishment for his latest convictions.

“We are reviewing this and will take appropriate disciplinary action in due course,” spokesman Steve Alic said.

Henry has become the symbol of Cincinnati’s extensive off-field problems — nine players arrested in the last nine months, two of them suspended by the league during the season. Henry had four arrests in the last 14 months.

He avoided jail time in the first three cases, but was taken to the Kenton County Jail in northern Kentucky on Thursday after a judge accepted his guilty plea for letting minors drink in a hotel room he rented last spring.

“You embarrassed yourself,” Kenton County District Judge Greg Grothaus told Henry. “You embarrassed a lot of people, teammates, friends and family, the city, the fans and myself.”

Grothaus gave Henry a 90-day sentence, and suspended all but two days. Prosecutor Ken Easterling wanted Henry to spend some time in jail.

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