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Chris Henry: Reverence Needs Playing Time

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 20:  Chris Henry #15 of the Cincinnati Bengals is remembered in a moment of silence during the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers on December 20, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Patrick FerliseCorrespondent IDecember 23, 2009

Cincinnati Bengals wide reciever Chris Henry's death has come with much controversy over the past few days. While many people consider his death to be a tragedy for the NFL franchise, other see it as news hype and a support for crime and bad moral choices. Chris Henry was known for being a trouble maker previously before he was reinstated NFL, but has become a star athlete for the playoff-elidgable Bengals. He not only left behind a fiance, but three children. 

In My Opinion: Chris Henry's death comes with more controversy than need be. Reverence for the dead is something we always need to consider when a person passes away, it is not only considerate, but morally obligated. We have no right to judge a person on their character before a police report is even released to the general public. Who are we to make assumptions of the scenario of what happened which caused Chris' death.

I have not only read hateful and malice articles pressing negative accusations against this man, but absolutely appauling messages referring to his death. In my opinion his death is not to be defamated. From accounts from team mates and coaches he was a changed man when he came back to the NFL and a very considerate young man. I am not saying he is a hero, but his death should be respected and not be deamed as a positive outcome.

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