Raiders OT Henderson arrested for carrying concealed firearm



Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson was arrested in Florida on Thursday morning for carrying a concealed firearm, according to several reports.
Henderson, 26, was pulled over by police in Fort Myers, Fla., for playing music too loud in his Impala. The arresting officer asked Henderson if he had a gun in his vehicle. Henderson said that he did, though it was located between the driver’s seat and the center console, according to the arrest report, and not in the glove box, as Henderson indicated. Henderson is not licensed to carry a concealed firearms permit.
This marks the second arrest of a Raiders player this offseason. Backup running back Michael Bush was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this year. The Raiders did not comment on Bush’s arrest and have not addressed Henderson’s legal run-in as of yet.

Henderson, a third-round draft pick in 2007, started seven games at left offensive tackle for the Raiders last season. He finished the second half of the season as a backup as a result of losing his starting job to rookie Jared Veldheer.

Henderson’s contract voided at season’s end, and he now is a free agent. He could not be reached for comment. It’s a toss up as to whether the Raiders will attempt to re-sign Henderson. There is a dearth of talent at left offensive tackle, so Henderson stands a decent shot at receiving a sizable contract offer from another team in need of a proven left tackle.

Here’s the link to a local report from a Flordia TV station pertaining to Henderson’s arrest: http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=14271612


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  • J Hill


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    There has been a lot of debate in here about Kim Newton as to why or why not he will be a successful NFL QB. I thought I would tell you my thoughts on why he won’t be a good QB in the NFL.

    If you spend your every waking moment eating, drinking, and crapping football to the point where as soon as off season starts you are already working on next year’s game plan, looking at film or working out with the coach getting ready for next season. You would spend extra hours working with your WR’s offsite getting your timing down. You spend evenings and weekends watching film. Then you could be successful like Tom Brady and or Peyton Manning.

    Guys like Donavan McNabb and Michael Vick have not been as successful because they don’t put the time and effort into their game after hours. Vick was too busy “keeping it real” running a dog fighting ring while McNabb ran out of energy in a Super Bowl. McNabb also came to training camp out of shape and got reprimanded by Shanahan. Vick admitted to never watching film during his stay in Atlanta.

    Kim Newton will be too busy memorizing his lines for a TV show or flying to LA for a video shoot when he should be watching film or throwing to his WR’s. This is my opinion as to why he will not be a top NFL QB.

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