Well, a few days after trying to sabotage the future of Bengals' WR Chris Henry, Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson had some choice words about him.
"This is a lowlife not worth the attention," said Edmondson, who made the comments in an interview with David Wells, The Enquirer's editorial page editor.
Not worth the attention? Odd, it was the prosecutor's circulating the false rumor that Henry tested positive for drugs that CAUSED the attention. Now, it's not worth the attention?
Mind you, this prosecutor first said that Henry failed, then said that the results were inconclusive. He made these statements having no direct knowledge of the situation. And his office had no supervision over the probation of Henry.
Do you smell personal vendetta?
Edmondson, in turn, tried to blame Henry's attorney for the incident.
Edmondson said it all started Monday morning, when a Channel 12 reporter approached him and said Lotz (Henry's attorney) had "acted kind of hinky" when he was asked in passing how Henry was doing.
Edmondson then told the reporter that his office had received word the previous week that Henry had failed the two preliminary tests. "So I told him that the rumor around the courthouse was that he (Henry) had failed a drug test," Edmondson said.
Of course, the media circulated the story. And somehow, this shocked Edmondson.
"He's (Lotz) the one who actually set it up when he acted 'hinky,' " Edmondson said.
So, in the convoluted world of this prosecutor with a vendetta (which will become clear in a moment) against Henry, the fact that Henry's attorney acted oddly with the media caused the prosecutor to start slinging false rumors?
And, more disturbingly, it caused the prosecutor to twice use the work "hinky".
The situation becomes clearer when Edmondson reveals what the root of the problem is.
Henry previously served only 2 days of 90 day sentence, and can be sent back for the final 88 if he violates the terms of his parole in Kenton County.
"Unfortunately we only got him on a minor charge," Edmondson said. "He should have been in jail for all the other things he did. "I wanted the 88 days hanging over him," Edmondson said. "I thought we'd give him a taste and a chance to straighten out, but he didn't. He went straight to Ohio and was driving without a license."
Clearly, the problem here isn't Chris Henry.
Henry served his mandated term. And he has adhered to the terms of his parole.
We have prosecutor who is severely misplacing his anger. If the prosecutor is unhappy with the time Henry served, shouldn't he be addressing his anger at the judge who conveyed the sentence?
This is an old story.
Prosecutor has chance to make name for himself by locking up young, famous Negro. Judge realizes that, at heart, it was a simple error in judgement made by the accused and renders a mitigated sentence. Jealous and devilish prosecutor resorts to character assassination in an attempt gain final "victory" over the repentant individual who has clearly lived up to the parameters of his sentence.
We will be circulating a petition to remove this prosecutor, and his personal blood vendetta against Henry, from the Kentucky state Bar under the auspices that it is "hinky" of a prosecuting attorney to circulate lies in the media about parolees.
Honestly, since it now has been proven that the prosecutor made this up, one must wonder what sort of lies he brought against Henry during his trial.