The funeral is Tuesday, but the lasting images of the loss of Chris Henry came today. On the football field, where all our memories of him were made.
I didn't know Chris Henry. Didn't ever meet him. Don't know what kind of person he really was. Judging from the reactions of his teammates, he was a good man. Judging from the run-ins with the law, maybe not so good. He probably was, like all of us, somewhere in between.
I didn't know Chris Henry. I know he was a wonderful athlete, and that he was less than a year older than me when he died. And that, like life, is not fair.
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