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From One Teammate To Another

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.

When Chad Ochocinco, with a #15 decal on his helmet, took a knee in the end zone, it looked sincere. When he broke down on the sidelines, it looked genuine.


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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