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Is the incident enough to jeopardize Henry's status for the game?
"Based on the info below (report), the answer would be no," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an e-mail to The Enquirer after viewing this report. "It is not an issue in terms of his playing status at this time."
Aiello is NFL Senior Vice President of Public Relations.
Henry spoke to the media earlier today. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, through a team media relations official, said Henry had been told only to answer football-related questions.
Henry would have no comment on the Newport incident, Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said. The club had no additional comment as of 3 p.m. The Bengals view it as a non-substantive issue, Brennan added.
"I'm really excited to get out there and help my teammates," Henry told a group of reporters and TV cameras.
To pursue charges against Henry would require Baker visiting the Campbell County Attorney’s office, which would review the incident and decide if charges were appropriate. There’s also the possibility that the county attorney would require the sides to go through mediation before the issuance of charges.
"Legally any misdemeanor such as this needs to be filed within one year," Campbell County Attorney Justin Verst. "But as a practical matter the longer somebody sits on it and doesn’t do anything the less serious we're going to take it."