It took some time, with the unquestionable aggravation that the Bengals front office and coaching staff must have, the Bengals finally released Chris Henry. Mike Brown, typically a behind the scenes guy anymore, released the following statement:
"Chris Henry has forfeited his opportunity to pursue a career with the Bengals. His conduct can no longer be tolerated.
"The Bengals tried for an extended period of time to support Chris and his potentially bright career. We had hoped to guide him toward an appropriate standard of personal responsibility that this community would support and that would allow him to play in the NFL. We acknowledge those fans who had concerns about Chris; at the same time we tried to help a young man.
"But those efforts end today, as we move on with what is best for our team."
All I have to say is: