05-25-2007, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Miskatonic University
Re: Chris Henry...again
Now the Prosecutor says he won't apologize to Henry because the Wide Receiver is "a lowlife not worth the attention."
Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson on Thursday called Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry a "lowlife" and said he doesn't think he owes anybody an apology.
Edmondson on Monday had told reporters that Henry had failed a drug test, then later said results were "inconclusive."
His office has yet to issue any statement about the test results.
Henry's lawyer said Wednesday that test results show Henry is clean, and that he is owed an apology.
On Thursday, Edmondson said he's "shocked" anybody would be sympathetic toward Henry.
"This is a lowlife not worth the attention," said Edmondson, who made the comments in an interview with David Wells, The Enquirer's editorial page editor.
When told of Edmondson's comments, Marvin Frazier, Henry's New Jersey-based agent, said he was disappointed.
"I'm very upset about everything he said," Frazier said. "This is America. You are innocent until proven guilty."
Henry did not return a message left on his cell phone. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis declined to comment.
Edmondson told reporters Monday morning that Henry failed a drug test and violated his probation in Kenton County.
Later that day, Edmondson said the results were "up in the air. Some say he did (fail), and some say he didn't. It's inconclusive at this point."
Henry is randomly drug-tested as part of his probation in Kentucky and Florida. The receiver is on two years' probation in Orange County, Fla., for a felony gun conviction. He is on probation in Kenton County for allowing a minor to drink alcohol in his hotel room.
Two recent Henry samples initially screened positive, so they were sent to state labs for further analysis.
On Wednesday, a Kentucky government agency announced that its analysis of a sample Henry provided for the state of Florida showed Henry is clean. Also Wednesday, Henry's lawyer, Robert Lotz, said the results of the test Henry took for Kenton County showed the same.
Edmondson said the attention devoted this week to the Henry story is "partly my fault, no doubt," but he also blamed Lotz.
Edmondson said it all started Monday morning, when a Channel 12 reporter approached him and said Lotz had "acted kind of hinky" when he was asked in passing how Henry was doing.
Edmondson then told the reporter that his office had received word the previous week that Henry had failed the two preliminary tests.
"So I told him that the rumor around the courthouse was that he (Henry) had failed a drug test," Edmondson said.
The story was posted, and Edmondson said by the time he got back from lunch on Monday, there were several television cameras waiting for him.
"It's easier to give up. I'm not a very vocal player. I lead by example. I take the attitude that I've got to go out and do it. Because of who I am, I've got to give everything I've got to come back."
-Ken Griffey Jr.