Originally Posted by KronoRed
He's a professional athlete, fans will look past it and say "well it's not like he killed anyone" and he'll get off with a tap on the wrist.
That's what every other citizen gets for a 1st marijuana possession charge.
If anything, the repercussions from a charge such as this will be more detrimental and harmful to a rookie like Chris Henry playing in a football town as uber-conservative as Cincinnati.
He screwed up, there's no denying that. He stands to miss, what, 1/4 of a season? How many hundreds of thousands of dollars will that end up equating to?
Hopefully this will be a wake-up call for him; he shouldn't be overly-vilified for this relatively harmless--albeit incredibly boneheaded--lapse in judgment.