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oconnellmd
12-16-2009, 07:24 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry is "battling for his life" after falling out of the back of a pickup truck Wednesday during what police described as a domestic dispute with his fiancee.

Henry was found in the road about eight miles north of downtown Charlotte "apparently suffering life-threatening injuries," according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Police spokesman Robert Fey said officers were stationed near the 26-year-old Henry's hospital room. He had no information on Henry's condition, but said he was alive.

"We ask everyone to pray for Chris," agent Andy Simms of PlayersRep Sports said in a statement. "We also ask that you respect the privacy of Chris' family. Chris is indeed battling for his life tonight, and our thoughts and prayers [are] with him during this extremely difficult time."

Police said a dispute began at a home just before noon and Henry jumped into the bed of the pickup truck as his fiancee -- whom they did not identify by name -- was driving away from the residence.

"The domestic situation continued between the operator and Mr. Henry," the police said in a statement. "At some point while she was driving, Mr. Henry came out of the back of the vehicle."

Henry was found on a residential street about a half mile from the home when police were called to the scene. Fey wouldn't identify the woman and said no charges would be filed Wednesday.

Henry is engaged to Loleini Tonga, and the couple has been raising three children. Tonga's MySpace page identifies herself as "Mrs. C. Henry" and has a picture of her next to a person who appears to be Henry. She also has a post from Tuesday talking about buying wedding rings.

Neighbor Karen Clanton said the Tonga family lives in the house where the police say the incident began, adding that she didn't witness it and that "they're nice folks."

No one answered the door Wednesday night at the two-story home in the modest neighborhood. A limousine was parked in the long driveway, and there were tire tracks on the front lawn.

Henry was away from the team after breaking his left forearm during a win over Baltimore on Nov. 8. He had surgery and was placed on season-ending injured reserve following the game. Charlotte is home to his fiancee's parents.

Team spokesman Jack Brennan said he had little information other than Henry was badly hurt.

"We are aware he was in an accident and that his injuries are very serious," Brennan said. "We are obviously staying in touch with the situation and are ready to offer whatever assistance we can."

Henry is in the final year of his contract with the Bengals, who let him go after his fifth arrest following the 2007 season. Owner Mike Brown then brought him back a few months later, signing him to a two-year deal. Henry had stayed out of trouble since his return, turning into a feel-good story that got fans rooting for him.

In an interview with The Cincinnati Enquirer in October, Henry credited his fiancee for helping him straighten out his life, saying, "She's been a big help. She's been right here with me and going through things and helping out on my side. We have the kids, and she has my back with everything I've needed."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4749165

Damn.

19bernardo87
12-16-2009, 07:26 PM
Holy shit.

And people were raving about him during training camp. Fuck, life can be a dick sometimes. I hope he gets well soon. :|

Joe Kalicki
12-16-2009, 07:28 PM
Athlete's women aren't taking any more shit these days!

michealdark
12-16-2009, 07:30 PM
That's really, really sad. I hope he recovers soon. I was glad that he came back and was able to better his life, so if it ends over some stupid tiff with his girl that got out of hand...man...

Joe Kalicki
12-16-2009, 07:32 PM
On the plus side, Ochocinco should get more catches for my fantasy team this week.

afroloq
12-16-2009, 07:33 PM
There is a Tiger Woods joke in here somewhere but now is NOT the time...

Here is hoping for a fast recovery.

Magnum V.I.
12-16-2009, 07:36 PM
On the plus side, Ochocinco should get more catches for my fantasy team this week.

Too bad Chris Henry has been on the IR since November 8!

Joe Kalicki
12-16-2009, 07:37 PM
Too bad Chris Henry has been on the IR since November 8!

I also have the Bengals defense. Could you check his relevence to that too? :-x

Magnum V.I.
12-16-2009, 07:39 PM
I also have the Bengals defense. Could you check his relevence to that too? :-x

:mad: I have the Denver Defense I picked up in all my leagues early this season! And there playing the Raiders who are starting Charles Fry! :mad:


Also, Are the Bengals playing Steve McNair? Because that might be good.


Too soon?

afroloq
12-16-2009, 07:40 PM
:mad: I have the Denver Defense I picked up in all my leagues early this season! And there playing the Raiders who are starting Charles Fry! :mad:


Also, Are the Bengals playing Steve McNair? Because that might be good.


Too soon?

yes.

Joe Kalicki
12-16-2009, 07:44 PM
:mad: I have the Denver Defense I picked up in all my leagues early this season! And there playing the Raiders who are starting Charles Fry! :mad:


Also, Are the Bengals playing Steve McNair? Because that might be good.


Too soon?

McNair would be a step up from Orton.

Magnum V.I.
12-16-2009, 07:45 PM
McNair would be a step up from Orton.

And two steps up from Cutler!

michealdark
12-16-2009, 07:47 PM
Cutler would be able to handle himself better if he had a fucking O-Line to give him time!

TIP
12-17-2009, 03:50 AM
:mad: I have the Denver Defense I picked up in all my leagues early this season! And there playing the Raiders who are starting Charles Fry! :mad:


Also, Are the Bengals playing Steve McNair? Because that might be good.


Too soon?

:shifty:

:lol:

:shifty:

dasNdanger
12-17-2009, 05:17 AM
:(

Mark4myself
12-17-2009, 05:39 AM
Wow..I saw this last night and that is just messed up...hope he recovers. What is it with NFL players? McNair, OJ, Carruth, and now Henry?

Jim T.
12-17-2009, 05:52 AM
TMZ is reporting he's died.

dasNdanger
12-17-2009, 05:58 AM
TMZ is reporting he's died.

Yeah, CNN just reported he died. I edited my previous post.


das

Brian Defferding
12-17-2009, 05:59 AM
Damn.

TIP
12-17-2009, 06:00 AM
See, if you find yourself in a situation like this it is always (ALWAYS) preferable to Shatner yourself to the hood of the vehicle. Have we learned NOTHING from TJ HOOKER?

:mad:

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
12-17-2009, 06:04 AM
That sucks.

dasNdanger
12-17-2009, 06:05 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/12/16/bengals.henry/index.html




das

Big McLargeHuge
12-17-2009, 06:08 AM
ESPN's reporting it too

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4750615

It's a shame he could never get his life back on track. :(

TIP
12-17-2009, 06:24 AM
ESPN's reporting it too

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4750615

It's a shame he could never get his life back on truck. :(

:shifty:

Brian Defferding
12-17-2009, 06:29 AM
:shifty:

:lol: Oh man, I shouldn't be laughing. But that was funny.

Big McLargeHuge
12-17-2009, 06:32 AM
:shifty:

Such a warm soul.

TIP
12-17-2009, 06:41 AM
:lol: Oh man, I shouldn't be laughing. But that was funny.


Such a warm soul.

Hey, Deff...need a ride on my Pick-up of Love?

Mark4myself
12-17-2009, 06:47 AM
That's sad...just a horrible tragedy...RIP Chris Henry

FrnkCastle
12-17-2009, 06:54 AM
Crazy story.

Brian Defferding
12-17-2009, 06:56 AM
Hey, Deff...need a ride on my Pick-up of Love?

You betcha big stud! Lemme put on one of these first, and I'll be ready

http://www.party-mania.co.uk/sumo.jpg

HOOKS
12-17-2009, 06:57 AM
Damn

TIP
12-17-2009, 06:57 AM
You betcha big stud! Lemme put on one of these first, and I'll be ready

http://www.party-mania.co.uk/sumo.jpg

Let me just adjust my Shatner Girdle.

HOOKS
12-17-2009, 07:02 AM
...the fantasy league lists him as "Injured Reserved."

Big McLargeHuge
12-17-2009, 07:09 AM
...the fantasy league lists him as "Injured Reserved."

Hehe, he was on injured reserve since the second or third game. They just haven't updated yet.

HOOKS
12-17-2009, 07:15 AM
Hehe, he was on injured reserve since the second or third game. They just haven't updated yet.

Okay, so they're not just being inadvertently inappropriate. :lol:

Adrian B AWESOME
12-17-2009, 07:21 AM
Found this comment on ESPN...and I can't help but laugh:


Dude, it's obvious his fiancee vehicularly manslaughtered Chris.

afroloq
12-17-2009, 07:36 AM
She did what Erin failed to do.

afroloq
12-17-2009, 07:40 AM
The cycle is complete

Oral
Roy
Chris

Captain Sensation
12-17-2009, 07:44 AM
The cycle is complete

Oral
Roy
Chris

when i read this i was expecting that "in before the lock" star trek gif

dasNdanger
12-17-2009, 07:47 AM
The cycle is complete

Oral
Roy
Chris

:scared:



das

afroloq
12-17-2009, 08:00 AM
^^^ we are no longer friends....hehehehe

Joe Kalicki
12-17-2009, 08:07 AM
Eh, he'll be fine.

edwardmblake
12-17-2009, 08:09 AM
Eh, he'll be fine.

?

Taxman
12-17-2009, 08:50 AM
Very tragic death. Thoughts with his family.

The Twitter issue which I brought up in the NFL thread is one which we will be seen again, likely repeatedly.

Roman Noodles
12-17-2009, 10:11 AM
Holy shit . . . that came outta nowhere. Damn.

Girlfriend In A Coma
12-17-2009, 11:00 AM
Man, feel bad for all his fans and family.

It's a shame and I hate to say it but this doesn't surprise me at all. Henry had a lot of problems. Sorry to see something like this happen to a young talent.

dasNdanger
12-17-2009, 11:36 AM
^^^ we are no longer friends....hehehehe

Wanna bet. :D


das

afroloq
12-17-2009, 11:46 AM
HA!!!

BTW...does Chris' death qualify for a Darwin?

Magnum V.I.
12-17-2009, 01:12 PM
That sucks. I heard he was trying to get his life back on track.

yeamon
12-17-2009, 01:26 PM
Considering the "track" Chris Henry has been on for many years, I don't think getting "back on" it would have been good.

Princesa
12-17-2009, 01:28 PM
I hope there is a full investigation by the cops.

Joe Kalicki
12-17-2009, 02:09 PM
I don't see how someone who's "getting his life back on track" would be involved in a domestic dispute in which he apparently scared a woman so badly that the event ends with him pancaked on the street.

Piece of shit guy, piece of shit death.

Brian Defferding
12-17-2009, 02:15 PM
I don't see how someone who's "getting his life back on track" would be involved in a domestic dispute in which he apparently scared a woman so badly that the event ends with him pancaked on the street.

Piece of shit guy, piece of shit death.

To be fair, the details are sketchy at best from how the incident went down, unless there is a new police report saying that he actually scared her and she swerved offroad.

lonesomefool
12-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Damn.....

Karma really is a bitch.

dEnny!
12-17-2009, 07:04 PM
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/1217/nfl_henry_wfamily_300.jpg

It's sad he wasn't able to get his life on track, not for his professional career, but for the family he left behind. It's a shame his life ended so tragically and that the three children will grow up without their father.

andeparks
12-17-2009, 07:08 PM
Dude died like he lived.

He earns the distinction of being the first guy I drafted in Fantasy Football (last round of a 14 team league) who literally didn't survive the year. Typical of my season.

Anj

Andrew
12-17-2009, 07:08 PM
It's sad he wasn't able to get his life on track, not for his professional career, but for the family he left behind. It's a shame his life ended so tragically and that the three children will grow up without their father.

It's sad for the kids, absolutely, but this sort of thing happening to a guy with a history of problems shouldn't surprise anyone.

Taxman
12-17-2009, 07:12 PM
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/1217/nfl_henry_wfamily_300.jpg

It's sad he wasn't able to get his life on track, not for his professional career, but for the family he left behind. It's a shame his life ended so tragically and that the three children will grow up without their father.We'll have to see how this plays out. They may have to go without their mother for a while as well.

michealdark
12-17-2009, 08:48 PM
if it stemmed from a domestic dispute, then that makes it all the more sad, because that probably means that it came out of something that in the end was inconsequential to both his and his fiancee's lives. Probably just some argument over some stupid little thing. *sigh*

bartleby
12-22-2009, 12:52 PM
Did Chris Henry's fiancee just quote THE BLIND SIDE at his funeral?

"We loved each other very much. People say I helped change his life. No. He changed mine."


:mistrust:

yeamon
12-23-2009, 12:00 PM
Dude died like he lived.

He earns the distinction of being the first guy I drafted in Fantasy Football (last round of a 14 team league) who literally didn't survive the year. Typical of my season.

Anj

:lol:

Yeah, that's always weird. In my roto-baseball league this season, I always thought it was weird seeing Nick Adenhart in the free-agent pool, listed on the DL.

Kedd
12-23-2009, 12:07 PM
Damn.....

Karma really is a bitch.
Did he cause someone's death?