CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry,
already facing possible NFL punishment for problems with the law,
has been cited by Cincinnati police on three traffic charges
including driving with a suspended license.
Henry also was ticketed for an alleged improper turn and seat
belt violation. His vehicle was impounded after he was stopped
March 21, and he paid $100 to retrieve it Monday, court records
show. Court action is pending.
Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan released a statement Tuesday from
the team that said, "While the incident involved a minor traffic
matter, the club is frustrated that the issue arose at all. ...
Chris's overall future with our team can be determined only after
this and other pending matters are resolved by the NFL."
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that a tougher
player conduct policy should be in place before the April 28-29
draft. Henry, suspended for two games by the NFL last season, could
face more punishment after settling the last of his earlier four
court cases by serving two days in Kenton County (Ky.) jail in
January. That was for letting minors drink in a hotel room he had
Henry is among nine Bengals players arrested in less than a
year. He had four arrests in 14 months, including marijuana
possession, a weapon charge, and a drunken-driving count that
resulted in a guilty plea to reckless operation of a vehicle.