Chris Henry Dead
December 17, 2009 by USA Post
Chris Henry Dead:Chris Henry, Cincinnati Bengals WR, was seriously injured in a car accident today. The accident, falling out of the back of a pickup truck as a result of a domestic dispute. At this time various reports indicate he may be on life support, or that Chris Henry may be dead.
According to the police, the domestic dispute began at Henry’s home just before noon Wednesday. As his fiancee, Loleini Tonga, drove away in the truck, Henry jumped into the pickup truck bed. The fight continued as Tonga continued to drive, and at some point Henry fell out of the bed.
It was reported by several sources that the injuries were either “major” or “life-threatening.” Since that time, however, new sources indicate that Henry may be on life support, or that Chris Henry is dead.
Yahoo! Sports indicates that the reports of Henry’s death, however, are false. They say that the Twitter reports are inaccurate.
One reason that people felt Chris Henry was dead was that one of the Tweets was purportedly from Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning Newsare inaccurate. As of 4:25 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, the NFL Network is reporting that Henry is not dead.
Chris Henry was already on injured reserve, meaning his season was already over, due to a broken arm. He broke his left forearm during a win over Baltimore on Nov. 8. Charlotte, NC is home to his fiancee’s parents.
Chris Henry is in the final year of his Bengals contract. They released him because of off-season issues, specifically his his fifth arrest following the 2007 season. However, owner Mike Brown then brought him back a few months later, signing him to a two-year deal, over the objections of then-coach Marvin Lewis. Henry had stayed out of trouble since his return, at least until this domestic dispute incident.
To repeat, although rumors are rampant, at this time, 5:44 PM PST, Chris Henry is not dead. It is unclear if he is on life-support, but his injuries are major and possibly life-threatening.
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