Ochocinco quietly honors Henry

December, 20, 2009
12/20/09
4:56
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SAN DIEGO --- Chad Ochocinco just scored on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to give the Bengals a 10-7 lead over the Chargers in the second quarter.

Ochocinco did not wildly celebrate the big play, as he usually does. He simply dropped to his knees and pointed to the sky.

It was an obvious emotional tribute to former Bengals receiver Chris Henry, who died Thursday -- a day after suffering major head injuries when he fell out of the back of a pickup truck following a domestic dispute in Charlotte, N.C.

This is an emotional day for the Bengals and Ochocinco’s tribute surely inspired his teammates.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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