Bengals' Henry to face firearm charges in May

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry is
scheduled to stand trial May 30 on charges of carrying a concealed

Henry was arrested in January after a police officer allegedly
saw him pull a pistol on a group of revelers. Officers found a
Luger on the back seat of a limousine and a loaded magazine in a
gutter where Henry was standing, according to police reports.

He was also arrested on counts of improper exhibition of a
firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm, but only charged
with carrying a concealed weapon.

Henry pleaded not guilty last Thursday. The trial is set to
begin just two weeks before Bengals mini-camp starts June 15.

Henry avoided jail time on marijuana charges from a December
2005 arrest in Kentucky after pleading guilty last month and
agreeing to enter a drug rehabilitation program. Prosecutors had
considered letting him settle the charges by going into a diversion
program, but changed their minds after his Orlando arrest.

Henry had 31 catches for 422 yards and six touchdowns as a
rookie last season, when he developed into the Bengals' No. 3
receiver behind Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

The Bengals have declined comment while his case is pending. The
NFL also could discipline Henry once his case is settled.