OK, this is just getting ridiculous. Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was charged Wednesday with providing alcohol to three underage females, his fourth arrest in the last seven months. As Deadspin noted, NFL players have such short careers; it's important to pack in as much as you can, while you can. If this weren't Henry's fourth arrest, the most interesting part of the story would be that one of the underage females Henry provided with alcohol accused him of rape, but after changing her story police charged her with a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report.
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At this rate Chicago may not be able to field a team come September. CB Nathan Vasher is the latest Bear to skip out on OTAs because he's unhappy with his current rookie deal ... a deal that still has two years remaining.
I didn't comment on Ben Roethlisberger's motorcycle mishap yesterday because I had to schedule an emergency session with my therapist on how to cope with the idea of Charlie Batch as the Steelers starting quarterback. Well, according to Ed Bouchette, I have one less thing to worry about because Roethlisberger will likely play in the season opener. How this is possible after seeing the crash scene photos is beyond me. If Daunte Culpepper and Roethlisberger both play in the Thursday night opener, the game should be renamed the Hospital Bowl.
The Eagles have extended the contrat of their 2004 first-round pick G Shawn Andrews. The details of the seven-year deal weren't released, but the article reports that, "Andrews' agent, Rich Moran, said his client was 'set for life' ... smiled when asked if a report that Andrews would make between $11 million and $12 million in 2006 were accurate." Not bad for a guy who weighed close to 400 lbs. when he was drafted. (free registration/bugmenot required)
"A witness told [Pittsburgh TV station WTAE] that Roethlisberger went over the handlebars, hit the windshield of another vehicle, then hit the ground. Roethlisberger was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident." Roethlisberger broke his jaw, a sinus, and most of his teeth, and there are conflicting reports about whether he injured his knees or just had road burn take off the skin.
If you ever wanted to know how not to make a football team, Onterrio Smith provides the blueprint: "Smith came to camp roughly 20 pounds overweight, sat out the pre-season opener with a foot injury and then managed just seven yards on two carries and fumbled in his lone game action... 'We just couldn't find a way to get him on the roster,' said Blue Bombers general manager Brendan Taman."