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"Lou is not talking about mechanics when he goes out to the mound,"
~Chicago Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Monday, May 21, 2007

Four Strikes and You're Out

Chris Henry failed a court-ordered drug test today, with opiates showing up in his system. Let that settle in for a sec. He knew he was going to be tested, the date and time of the test, and he still failed. For Opiates. Seriously. He's looking at 88 days in a Kentucky jail, and he's violated his probation in Florida.

Now, as Dan Patrick said on his ESPN Radio show today, Henry has hit for the cycle. He's been hit with a DUI, possession of marijuana, contributing to the delinquency of minors, and now this. Also, on March 25th, he got pulled over for failing to use a turn signal and failure to wear a seatbelt, and was hit with a Driving While Suspended charge. All these incidents happened since Dec. '05. That's some year and a half, eh?

In addition, the delinquency of minors charge involved an 18 year old girl who alleged Henry raped her (he was since cleared), and two other girls, aged 15 and 16!!! WTF????? This guy needs a brain transplant. Hey, Cincinnati, let this cat go. Now. Drop him.

Which brings to mind the title of this little rant. When would you decide to drop a mulit-million dollar investment that seemed to work for Satan himself? Err, OK, that's a little bit overly dramatic, but you get my drift. How many strikes does it take before you say, "hmm..., maybe this guy's a little wacked out"? What's next? Crack? Domestic Violence? Murder?

You know Roger Goodell is going to drop the axe on this kid now. I say kid since he just turned 24 this past Thursday. And he's obviously not acting like a Man. A man on the brink of being a millionaire. Hell, he's already a frickin' millionaire.

Back to the Commish. Here's the quote he made concerning Chris Henry after his suspension for eight games stemming from his prior misbehavior, "I must emphasize to you that this is your last opportunity to salvage your NFL career. I urge you to take full advantage of the resources available to support you in that effort."

In other words, nice knowing ya.

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