League has no response to union’s plan to pay Chad’s fine

So we’ve asked NFL spokesman Greg Aiello has a response to the union’s vow to pay any fine imposed on Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco if he wears fallen teammate Chris Henry’s jersey on Sunday.

Said Aiello via e-mail, “No.”

Whether the league has a response if Ochocinco shows up wearing No. 15 on Sunday remains to be seen.

46 responses to “League has no response to union’s plan to pay Chad’s fine

  1. Acvtually a good compromise would be to have all the Bengals come out of the tunnel wearing number 15. Then when the game starts they switch back to their regular jerseys.

  2. League just needs to respond with a fine. Trying to do anything else will result in a lot of backlash.

  3. How about creating a scholorship for his kids in Henry’s name…nah, wearing a shirt is a much better way to honor someone.

  4. Forget this jersey nonsense, it’s so hack.
    It would only be a fitting tribute in the team road in to qualicom on the back of a pickup truck.

  5. Mr. Florio,
    You’ve laid out both sides of the #15 issue very well, however, how would YOU handle it if you were Marvin Lewis and Chad came to you about doing this?
    Sincerely,
    JaggedMark

  6. I hope he does wear Henry’s jersey.That would be a nice thing to do and it will also be very sad. GO CHAD DO IT…
    I think the fans would pay the fine just set up the site and we would donate.
    GO BILLS beat the pats.
    Roger Goodell needs to stop being an a**hole and let the players have some fun. Does he not realize that it brings more fans to the sport.

  7. Goodell is ruining the league but this is a load of crap and chad needs to be slapped down already. Grow up you little child already with all your bullcrap. There are rules for a reason in life.

  8. SATAN says:
    December 19, 2009 1:11 PM
    Acvtually a good compromise would be to have all the Bengals come out of the tunnel wearing number 15. Then when the game starts they switch back to their regular jerseys.
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    That’s a great idea but it would take away from Chad Johnson’s requisite amount of attention. I KNEW when this happened he’d turn the spotlight on himself. He never disappoints.

  9. Most are ignoring the 911 call that said a half-naked black man, with a cast on his arm and wearing black pants, was in the back of a pickup and trying to break in. That doesn’t sound like the actions of a man who had turned his life around.

  10. NFLPA is not politicizing anything. They are letting someone honor a teammate. The NFL and Goodell are pathetic and heartless.
    To the poster called Mike who made the stupid thug comment: You are disrespecting the dead.

  11. My friend died the other day but I didnt wear his suit to work the next day , does that mean I’m not a good friend ?

  12. Dollars and Cents… Somehow Chris Henry will make Godell money by dishing out more fines. Put on the scales, I think Chad Johnson/Ochocinco/HachiGo is worth more to the game than Godell. I know the give an inch take a mile phrase is probably what Goddell is worried about, but he’s still a horse’s a**.

  13. Jay;
    It would be more fitting to PFT readers’ eyes if you would spell correctly and use the correct variation of words when trying to be funny. For future reference, just know that if we have to spend more time thinking “What the hell? What an illiterate.” then we do about the “joke” (not you in this instance), it wont have the same zing.

  14. Jersey is not bad, but because the cat is out of the bag, better off fitting the whole team with arm casts with the #15 on each of them. Let the injury report say that all 53 players have arm injuries. Suck that Aiello

  15. I’m glad Ocho is going to do the right thing. I like the fact he’s going to wear Henry’s jersey. Henry was a good player, could have been great. The kid had tons of potential and was just turning his life around. What a tragic ending to life that was starting to look bright.

  16. couldn’t the bengals hypothetically reassign Ochocinco’s number to 15 for this week, then change it back to 85 after Sunday?

  17. I’m with Quagmire. Honor your friend by taking care of his kids. If Chad is sincerely grieving, he needs to make sure he is a POSITIVE male role model for Henry’s kids and makes sure they can go to any college they want. That’s the greatest tribute you can pay to the man – caring for his children and making sure their future is a brighter and more stable life than their father lived.

  18. Does that mean someone on the Titans can wear McNair’s jersey? How about someone on the Cardinals wearing Pat Tillman’s jersey? Redskins- Sean Taylor, Bears-Walter Payton, ect ect?

  19. I was just starting to warm up to Ocho and his antics because I thought that he might be just a fun guy, but this cements the fact that he is a 100% narcissistic, douche bag, premadonna whore.

  20. I’m with Quagmire. Honor your friend by taking care of his kids. If Chad is sincerely grieving, he needs to make sure he is a POSITIVE male role model for Henry’s kids and makes sure they can go to any college they want. That’s the greatest tribute you can pay to the man – caring for his children and making sure their future is a brighter and more stable life than their father lived.
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    How do you know he is not going to do this? And it’s sports. The way that people honor other Athlete’s is by patches and decals. Pat Tillman, Jackie Robinson, Red Auerbach, etc. Stop being stupid or trying to find something wrong with it by acting like it doesn’t happen all of the time in sports.
    That said, if he did say that he was going to do that, you guys would probably be the first ones to say that he’s bringing attention to himself by announcing it and that he should just shut his mouth and do it because if he was doing it to be honorable, he wouldn’t open his mouth about it.
    Get off his balls.

  21. The RBM,
    It must be hard going on the internet, reading posts, thinking to yourself “WHOA WHOA WAIT! Something was mispelled, this guy is illiterate, I’ll show him a thing or two.” All the while snickering to yourself “got him”.
    Well done, you put me in my place.

  22. Wear it Chad!!!
    A fallen teammate should be honored more than just a sticker on a helmet.
    Hope you do it Chad!!

  23. Juan says:
    December 19, 2009 1:55 PM
    couldn’t the bengals hypothetically reassign Ochocinco’s number to 15 for this week, then change it back to 85 after Sunday?
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    this is a good question…i think if he was a nobody, they probably could do that, but since it’s chad johnson, it’s probably the same deal as when he tried to get Ocho Cinco on the back of his jersey & Reebok wouldn’t let him

  24. After reading some of these comments I can’t believe how many a$$holes there are in the world.
    A bunch of judgmental self-righteous pricks. Be interesting to see how squeaky clean your life would be under the media microscope and after the gossip rags drug all the skeletons out of your closets.
    R.I.P. Chris Henry

  25. FireJerryJones says:
    December 19, 2009 1:24 PM
    Once again, Chad Johnson makes this all about him.
    What ever. The guy has a heart and would like to pay tribute to a good friend of his. I like the idea that they wear the #15 on their helmet, and leave it at that.
    The best tribute would be to just win the game for him. This game inpaticular. 2nd seed may be on the line.

  26. I don’t see it as Chad making about him. I see Chad using himself as a “conduit” to show some respect for Chris Henry, because he knows everyone watches him. Since everyone is seeing what 85 is going to do, he is the most logical person in that locker room to do it.

  27. All you anti-Chad belly-achers need to ease up because Chad has apparently is not doing it because as he told Bengals.com in his own words he doesn’t want to be a distraction.

  28. Chad Johnson just has to take the spotlight, huh.
    Slap the #15 black circle sticker on the back of the helmet like everyone else has done for fallen players or coaches (initials) in the past.
    I hate to see someone go like that and so young, but he’s no different than anyone else this league’s lost. If Chad wants to honor him, give Henry the start and sit your ass on the bench. Line up with 10 players of the field the same way the Redskins did it. Then Chad can honor him personally while the team honors him too.

  29. Juan says:
    December 19, 2009 1:55 PM
    couldn’t the bengals hypothetically reassign Ochocinco’s number to 15 for this week, then change it back to 85 after Sunday?
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    I think it has to do with the player being on IR before the accident. I doubt a person’s # can be reassigned when on IR.

  30. If the fine goes to charity I’ll wear 15 all day log! No Bengals fan but what a tribue!!!! Do it Chinco!

  31. I know why Chad is doing it but for some reason it just feels wrong to me. It still seems like “Hey look at me honoring my friend” I don’t want to believe that’s why he’s doing it, but so much of what he does is “Hey look at me” that its hard not to look at anything he does in the same way. When Chad wanted to wear all the pink for breast cancer longer than everyone else it seemed more about him than breast cancer. I don’t hate or dislike Chad but his good deeds always seem to be come into conflict with the NFL at the same time as draw attention to himself.

  32. @MLZ
    He was trying to get his fiance to stop the truck. He even said that if she didn’t stop, that he was going to jump out and kill himself. That’s what I read the other day. Don’t make rude comments about his life if you don’t know what your talking about. He had turned his life around.
    And there is scholarship fund in his name for his kids.

  33. “Once again, Chad Johnson makes this all about him.”
    Come again? How is wearing SOMEONE ELSE’S jersey making it ‘about you’?

  34. Jay;
    I’m not sure if you re-read your post, but honestly it wasn’t that hard at all to find or discover any of them, and I wouldn’t have entertained you by responding to it if you hadn’t gone out of your way to make light of the unfortunate circumstance that surrounded the loss of life.
    However, the point of the post was to give you some advice on how to make the most of your future online attempts at humor (or to get a response) without self-sabotaging it, that’s all.
    I didn’t have to “get you”, you did that on your own, lol.

  35. “Somehow Chris Henry will make Godell money by dishing out more fines”
    The money for fines does not go to the league, it goes to charity. Fining Chad or any other players makes Goodell and the league zero.
    The changing numbers gimmick a couple people suggested should not be ok. It has to do with the marketing contracts and the fact that those companies have premade x amount of jerseys to sell for a specified player such as Ochocinco. I don’t think the league allows teams to change numbers in season like that.

  36. I posted this in another Henry thread, but this one’s updated (sorry for the redundancy). As I mentioned in the other thread, not trying to agitate or be an ass; I’m just curious. Also, I didn’t read any of the other stuff about this on PFT, so someone else may have mentioned it.
    In regards to Henry’s kids getting additional money or funding from other sources — wasn’t their dad an NFL player that, presumably, made a bigtime salary (compared, say, to what my dad made as an engineer, who got paid pretty well)? Presumably, shouldn’t his kids be seeing some of that salary money coming their way at some point in their futures, and, assuming so, shouldn’t the salary of an NFL player be enough to make those kids pretty well set for life?
    Assuming so, why is there a need for external funding sources that are set up to ensure that his kids are set?
    As I mentioned in the other thread, if any of my above assumptions are wrong (e.g., Henry’s kids are not entitled to any part of his earnings, Henry had no money saved from his earnings, there are no external sources of funding that go to his kids [i.e., these memorial funds are not in place to generate proceeds for his children] etc.), please feel free to correct. I’m just curious as to why there is a need for external funds that generate money that go to his kids in the first place, when the guy himself was presumably loaded.

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