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Bengals' Henry arrested for third time

MOUNT CARMEL, Ohio (June 4, 2006) -- Bengals receiver Chris Henry was charged with speeding and drunken driving early June 4, his third scrape with the law since December.

Henry registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.092 on a breath test and was clocked at 82 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone, said Sgt. Craig Cvetan, a State Highway Patrol spokesman. The legal limit is 0.08.

The 23-year-old Henry cooperated with investigators, who issued him a citation and released him into a friend's custody, Cvetan said. The player has an initial appearance set for June 9 in Clermont County Common Municipal Court on the misdemeanor charges.

Messages were left with Henry's lawyer, David Fussell, and his agent, John Frederickson. The Bengals said they wouldn't comment until the case is resolved.

Henry was charged in January with pulling a pistol on a group of revelers in downtown Orlando. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon and is set for trial Aug. 21.

He avoided jail time on marijuana charges from a December arrest in Kentucky after pleading guilty and agreeing to enter a drug rehabilitation program.

Henry had 31 catches for 422 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie last season, when he developed into the Bengals' No. 3 receiver behind Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Henry's latest arrest came a day after linebacker A.J. Nicholson was charged with grand theft and burglary in a break-in at a former Florida State teammate's apartment in Tallahassee, Fla. Nicholson, the Bengals' fifth-round draft pick in April, also was charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and posted $15,500 bond. His initial court appearance was set for June 5.

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