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Bengals, Goodell, Smith to attend Chris Henry's funeral

Bengals receiver Chris Henry’s funeral will be held on Tuesday in Westwego, Louisiana, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Reedy writes that the team will take a chartered flight to New Orleans on Tuesday morning.

Also in attendance will be Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director De Smith.  Players from other teams will be there, too.

Reedy reports that eulogies will be delivered by, among others, Goodell, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, and Henry’s agent, Dave Lee.

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22 Responses to “Bengals, Goodell, Smith to attend Chris Henry's funeral”
  1. PatricktheDookie says: Dec 19, 2009 5:05 PM

    There could be some awkward moments Tuesday if Ochocinco goes through with his plan…

  2. Favre On HGH says: Dec 19, 2009 5:11 PM

    When he was brought back to the Bengals Lewis objected to it, but ownership over ruled him. I’m sure Goodell has quite a bit to say about the conversations he had with Chris.
    From all the garbage I read, it seems like the Bengals management/ownership were the ones who truly believed in the kid enough to bring him back. Everyone else just had to play along. Don’t know why they are not talking there, aside from not being as recognizable.

  3. i'm president charlie! says: Dec 19, 2009 5:21 PM

    As a Steelers fan the last thing that I want to see is the Bengals hoist the Lombardi trophy in February. But, after the loss of Mike Zimmer’s wife and the recent loss of Henry I really feel for the Bengals and their organization. (Never thought I’d say that).
    Of course I will continue to cheer against the Bengals in the playoffs (its natural, right!?!), but if they happen to be the team receiving the confetti shower at Land Shark stadium I will be nothing but happy for the Bengals players and coaches who have had to overcome so much this year.

  4. mrzazz41387 says: Dec 19, 2009 5:26 PM

    RIP

  5. realityonetwo says: Dec 19, 2009 5:32 PM

    I hope by Thursday this story is over.

  6. Quagmire says: Dec 19, 2009 5:45 PM

    De Smith wore a suit without a union label…Hmmm

  7. Bayern says: Dec 19, 2009 6:00 PM

    @ i’m president charlie: Classy!! I hope they will get their confetti shower. Who Dey!

  8. lilhopo says: Dec 19, 2009 6:00 PM

    rip Chris Henry, I remember when you were drafted, I thought you would put new orleans on the map

  9. EskinSux says: Dec 19, 2009 6:17 PM

    Of course these people, teammates,coaches and the Czar will show up….But…..It’s still a coin flip to which opportunist will show up…..Al or Jesse……

  10. wrath4771 says: Dec 19, 2009 6:27 PM

    A very tough year for the Bengals. Peace and strength to the team, their families and loved ones.

  11. who-dey says: Dec 19, 2009 7:10 PM

    It’s disgusting to me that some of you make jokes of this. I bet his fiance and three children, among others, really find you amusing.

  12. JP420 says: Dec 19, 2009 7:21 PM

    I just sometimes wish that these fools and yo-yo’s would stop with this story. Everytime I read about what a “great guy” Henry was, or that “He was turning his life around” makes me freaking sick.
    Does it suck that he passed away? YES…and we GET IT.
    Does it suck that an American Soldier dies everyday in much worse circumstances…FOR US? YES…So lets report on things that matter and let this story go already. It is kind of insulting to people that actually pay attention to more than just football and sports.
    Everytime a person passes on, it is text book that the people that knew him/her say only amazing things about the deceased. Why dont those same people say those amazing things while those people are alive? The reason is, BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING GOOD TO SAY OR WORTH MENTIONING WHILE THEY ARE ALIVE!!!!! Think about that.
    Say a prayer for a fallen soldiers family and loved ones. Keep those people that have given THEIR LIFE so that you can have a better one some credit and recognition…Just a thought.
    God Bless America.

  13. BonnieD says: Dec 19, 2009 7:30 PM

    Hey Bob Nelson: You are disgusting.

  14. oneGIANTloss says: Dec 19, 2009 7:37 PM

    I wish there was a way to ban “bob Nelson” from the site.

  15. tatum32 says: Dec 19, 2009 7:59 PM

    “Does it suck that an American Soldier dies everyday in much worse circumstances…FOR US? ”
    Your an idiot. An American soldier dies because he signed up to fight for a country that has destroyed democracies abroad. Learn some history and have a little respect.
    Wake the f$%k up. Ever heard of Vietnam? C,hris Henry didnt deserve that death, and neither do soldiers fighting for an OIL WAR.
    Grow up.
    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “War is a Racket It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. ”
    - Smedley Butler, USMC
    God Bless America

  16. Satanic Hell Creature says: Dec 19, 2009 8:10 PM

    JP420, many of us do feel for every soldier and their family when the die. Many of us are ex soldiers and appreciated everything they do for us. But for many others those sacrifices are lost, so I know where you are coming from. Our soldiers, police and firemen/firewomen are the true heroes, willing to put their lives on the line for people they will never know, and many of whom will never appreciate it. Every American should take a moment to think about what our soldiers sacrifice for us, whether you agree with the wars or not, the soldiers volunteer to put their lives on the line for every one of us.
    With all that being said, atheletes and other entertainers come into our homes on a regular basis, so many people feel a kinship to them. I truly feel bad when I see anybody die too young, unless they were attempting to harm others. Chris Henry had his whole life ahead of him and should not have passed in such a meaningless way. My deepest condolences go out to his family and the Bengals organization.
    And we should never ban Bob Nelson, he is a testament to how low and despicable a human can truly be. He will always be the worst scum P.O.S. here, and everybody else can be proud to be just a little bit more of a class person than he is. As long as he is around, everybody else has the worst possible example of a person to be better than.

  17. Todd Wallace says: Dec 19, 2009 8:21 PM

    Chris Henry: tragic loss and one so young. My heart goes out to the Bengals and to the Henry children who won’t have their dad around to watch them grow up.
    Giants fan and father of three.
    Former combat medic and paratrooper(1974-78)
    Airborne! All The way!!

  18. JP420 says: Dec 19, 2009 9:36 PM

    Tatum32:
    “Your an idiot. An American soldier dies because he signed up to fight for a country that has destroyed democracies abroad. Learn some history and have a little respect.”
    Ok, so…You are bringing your political opinion here when all I was saying is that Mr. Henry was no angel. To be honest, I apologize for striking a cord with you and making my post be the cause of you having to stoop and resort to name-calling to get your point across. Sorta weak, but thank you for accurately introducing yourself. I appreciate not only that, but your opinions also pertaining to myself.
    “Wake the f$%k up. Ever heard of Vietnam? C,hris Henry didnt deserve that death, and neither do soldiers fighting for an OIL WAR.
    Grow Up”
    My father was “drafted” and served in Vietnam. He didnt sign up for SQUAT and had friends that were ALSO drafted losing their lives all around him.
    Grow up? Ok, smear your OPINION, which is respected, about how and why a family lost their loved one…Tell them why it was only because of OIL. I bet that would go over real well with them. Basically, you oppose the war…A lot of us do…But dont make their deaths and sacrifices that they have made be because of OIL. Make it because they did whatever they were told, for the cause of which was to protect and provide for their country. Protect us, provide freedom…No matter what reason the soldier believed enough…”To sign up”, as you say. I cant believe that you would allow your political views and your belief on the war to cause you to be argumenative on this topic…ESPECIALLY in this forum. To each his own.
    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “War is a Racket It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. ”
    - Smedley Butler, USMC
    Great quotes…I also appreciate your research ability, because mine is certainly lacking at the moment…as you said.
    Chris Henry got his “Second Chance” because the Seahawks signed T.J. Housh away from the Bengals. The front office panicked, while Marvin held his ground. They rolled the dice, AGAIN, on Henry…and now, the inevidable occurred…because of an accident/domestic dispute. Was I shocked? Nope. Was I surprised to learn as the facts poured out the very next day and I listened to the 911 calls? Not one single bit…and I would bet MY LIFE that you werent surprised either. DONT KID YOURSELF…Unfortunately for Chris Henry, evrywhere you go, you bring yourself with you.
    “Child please”
    -Chad Ochocinco
    God Bless America.

  19. oneGIANTloss says: Dec 20, 2009 12:35 AM

    How are people comparing Chris Henry to our troops? The only thing they had in common was they died way too young. Truth is Chris Henry did turn his life around and now 3 children have to spend Christmas and every other holiday for the rest of there lives without their dad which is extremely upsetting. Before you talk shit about how Henry had this coming to him because of his lifestyle, think about his now fatherless children…

  20. JP420 says: Dec 20, 2009 1:42 AM

    Thank You, oneGIANTloss…For your comment.
    How many “fatherless children” would you really like to “care about” this holiday season…and the last 10 holiday seasons? There are millions of children out there that never had father figures. What is “extremely” upsetting is, that all of a sudden it took something like this to force you to care…and now you come off as an uninformed average person…
    You are correct. How could ANYBODY compare and be so quick to stick up for a guy who had 3 kids that wont ever see or touch their daddy agian? It is sad…I agree. BUT,
    “The only thing that they had in common was that they died too young”…
    -oneGIANTloss
    I have nothing else to say…

  21. Cincybaby says: Dec 21, 2009 4:58 PM

    Bengals Fan through and through and respect for human life……
    First as an African American Mother of two grown sons and equally as representative of all mothers regardless of nationalities, My heart bleeds first for his mother (because a mother wishes not to bury a child(ren) before her own demise; the mother of his children regardless of the situation, she is the woman that he choose to bear his children and be wedded in holly matrimony and she will forever blame herself no matter what the reality of the circumstances may have been and may be revealed in the future. His beautiful little off springs who will one day asked these questions, what happened and were you the cause of our father’s tragic death. Not to mention, they will never have the opportunity to be nurtured and raised by their father who loved them dearly.
    Yes, there are fallen soldiers, men and woman in various professions which it is understood that they may not come home at the end of the day. However, they or deemed under oath to adhere as part of their commitment.
    As a Cincinnatian, and after watching all the racial tension and issues within our judicial system here, I can truly say that we have had our fair share of unjust in this city. We have been scrutinized by higher officials to bring in outside entities to examine the laws and they way we handle race relations that are supposed to be fair and just for all people.
    Indeed Chris was not a stranger to the law and in making this point, I would further like to express that he was emotionally scared when he as all americans watched the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the deep wounds that to this day have not healed. So in that sense, I feel that he was a young man who had compound issues that contributed to most of his poor judgment and he understood and took responsibility for his actions.
    He had dreams and aspirations, just as we all should and as a young, black male it seems as though he was attempting to become more mature and he beginning making life altering adjustments that would have brought his life full circle.
    Frankly, all he needed was love, understanding and the support of others not just his own race of people, family and friends but of others who seem to be insensitive to mistakes made.
    We all make mistakes and if you havent then you are exceptional.
    I am a 45 year old woman who has traveled to New Orleans by way of interstate 10 West over the years and I was devastated I cried everyday when I saw how this impacted everyone all over the world.
    Please, Please, Please, stop judging…Let go and Let God. We should never want to see anyone harmed and/or killed as a result of a domestic dispute because clearly we all deserve a little more understanding, love and a piece of mind when life becomes complicated an uneasy.
    Please let us all try and do the very best we can to communicate with our younger generation and show them there is always more than one way to resolve issues and always remember when choosing a mate that everyone has faults, it is just who you wish to deal with….
    Love, Peace and Soul……all members of the human race…One Love……
    God’s Speed to the family, friends, NFL affiliates, and fans of Mr. Chris Henry (Son, brother, Lover, Father, Cincinnati Bengal#15 and respected…..
    Cincinnati Loves you…….and We will truly miss you for all your professional endeavors, contributions and achievements.
    Respectfully Submitted by, Essie Vivian Hilson and family………
    RIP………

  22. kimmy says: Dec 21, 2009 7:31 PM

    First of all, my condolences to the family and friends of Chris Henry. He will be missed. Second I am appauled by the comments posted. I was taught that if I had nothing good to say about a deceased person, that I shouldn’t say anything at all. If there was ever a question as to whether or not racism still exists then I will refer people to this site. Finally, on behalf of Chris Henry fans and myself: EskinSux, realityonetwo, and especially JP420, KISS MY BLACK A**!

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