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UPDATED: Bengals WR Chris Henry Passes Away

December 17, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry, 1983-2009

UPDATE (9:45 AM): ESPN.com is reporting that Bengals WR Chris Henry has passed away at the age of 26 after suffering injuries yesterday when falling out of the back of a pick-up truck in North Carolina.

The thoughts and prayers of the SOGJ staff are with Henry’s family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.

Here’s the full story from ESPN.com.

According to USAToday.com, Bengals WR Chris Henry is currently on life support after suffering injuries in a car accident related to a domestic dispute on Wednesday.

Here’s more info from USAToday.com:

Bengals WR Chris Henry suffered what team spokesman Jack Brennan called “very serious” injuries in a car accident in Charlotte today that stemmed, police said, from a domestic dispute.

Police told the Cincinnati Enquirer that Henry jumped into the back of the bed of a truck driven by his fiance, Loleini Tonga. Henry then fell out of the truck as the dispute between the two lingered.

Police found Henry with life-threatening injuries.

Henry, 26, went on injured reserve on Nov. 9 after suffering a broken left arm.

Update, 7:50 p.m. ET: Fox Sports reported that Henry’s condition is dire and that he is on life support. The Enquirer‘s Joe Reedy said that is accurate and that Henry is being cared for at Carolinas Medical Center. — Sean Leahy

Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris Henry and his family at this time. We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

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  1. December 17, 2009 at 11:51 am

    This was so very sad. He was from a school Belle Chasse, La (jus 10 miles outside of New Orleans). Locals remember him as a nice guy who could hit harder than a mac truck on a football field. It’s sad enough when life is lost, but when someone so young w/so much potential,—it’s just devastating.
    After fighting w/anger issues for years, it was his anger that eventually got the best of him.
    I almost wrote on this post yesterday. But I stopped. Like many, I knew his chances were slim when I read he was placed on “life support” which is hospital lingo for (we r giving the family time to get here &, well, is he an organ donor)

    Prayers and blessings 2 the family.

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