Originally Posted by Woods
With regards to Henry, I thought there were so disciplinary problems as well, along with real attitude problems. I'm not 100% sure, but I remember reading something along those lines.
I think that's one of the reasons Henry's stock has fallen from a couple of months ago.
Chris Henry ends tumultuous career at WVU
Sunday, January 02, 2005
By Paul Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chris Henry yesterday ended his turbulent -- and final -- West Virginia season by announcing he will declare for the NFL draft.
The announcement really was made as Henry, a wide receiver, left the field at Alltel Stadium after West Virginia's 30-18 loss to Florida State in the Gator Bowl.
About 10 days ago, Henry said he would let his mother, Carolyn, make the decision. As Henry approached his mother, who was leaning over the front row of the stands, she simply shook her head as if to say, "There's no reason to stay."
Henry promptly gave her his helmet and walked into the tunnel to the locker room.
Later, he told reporters he was leaving.
"That's a news flash?" West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez said when asked to comment on Henry's decision. "I wish him luck. He's practiced hard. He's played hard. He's done some nice things. Let's not throw him to the wolves. I hope he has a great career."
Henry, who redshirted his first year to concentrate on academics, had at least another year of eligibility remaining.
Yesterday, he had three receptions worth 61 yards. He also had another incident which typified his final season.
Ten minutes into the game, Henry was infuriated when quarterback Rasheed Marshall didn't notice he was open perhaps 25 yards downfield on what became an incomplete short pass to another receiver.
Henry waved his arms, took off his helmet, waved his arms angrily again and then walked petulantly off the field. Rodriguez immediately confronted Henry, and the two had a brief, heated exchange.
"I just didn't want him to be demonstrative," Rodriguez said. "You can be competitive, but I didn't want him to be demonstrative. Everybody knows you're open."
Henry, a 6-foot-5, 200-pounder from Belle Chasse, La., was suspended twice by Rodriguez this season.
He missed the first half of the Temple game Nov. 6 after being tagged with two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the second half of the Rutgers game a week earlier and flashing an obscene gesture at Rutgers fans after his ejection.
Rodriguez also suspended Henry for the Pitt game Thanksgiving night for violations of at least three team rules.
Just before West Virginia ended practice for final exams two weeks ago, Henry told the Charleston Gazette that he thought his statistics at West Virginia could have been better had he had "a real quarterback" throwing him the ball.
(**** My Comments - Sadly even though he is coming off as selfish or blaming the QB/Team....he is probably true about this as the QB for WVU made Quincy Carter look like Dan Marino in the passing game)
Quickly, Henry backtracked on that statement and said Marshall was a good quarterback but that Marshall is a running quarterback.
Marshall didn't care much for Henry's comment then, and he didn't have much comment on Henry's decision yesterday.
"That's his decision," Marshall said. "I can't really comment on it too much. There were some things Chris said about me that I really didn't appreciate and ever since then ... I'm not going to speak on it."
Henry finished his two-year West Virginia career with 93 receptions worth 1,878 yards and 22 touchdowns. The latter was second best in school history.
"I like him," guard Dan Mozes said. "I think he's a pretty good guy. He's not really immature, but he's immature talking to reporters."
Henry rarely talked with media covering West Virginia.
"He may say things he doesn't mean, but he doesn't have bad intentions," Mozes said. "He's done well here but, at the same time, the NFL's a different level. But he has great speed. He has great athleticism. He just has to be tougher, and I think he's going to be fine."
I would not take this guy with a 1st or second round pick....add into it that he basically did not want to block downfield, missed classes, was late to some meetings (these are some of the things he got suspended for the second time)....means he still needs to grow up.