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Fame, fortune and tragic consequences

If we're to learn from the death of Chris Henry, we need to see beyond the specifics

Originally Published: December 21, 2009
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

He had turned things around.

He was on the right path.

He was doing what he was supposed to do.

He wasn't who everyone thought he was.

These platitudes should be committed to memory by now, because they're what we say when we can't comprehend why someone with such special talent can behave so carelessly.

I am, of course, thinking of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry, who died Thursday morning from severe head injuries ...

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