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NFL Star Badly Wounded in Truck Mishap

12/16/2009 8:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Henry -- a wide receiver on the Cincinnati Bengals -- is fighting for his life after falling out of the back of a moving pickup truck earlier today.

Police tell TMZ Henry had been involved in a "domestic situation" with his fiancee, Loleini Tonga, in North Carolina, when she tried to leave her home in a pick-up truck. Cops say that's when Chris ran after the yellow truck and hopped into the bed.

Cops say the domestic dispute continued in the back of the truck until, "Mr. Henry came out of the back of the vehicle."

We're told when cops arrived to the scene, Henry was still in the middle of the road, and suffering from "life threatening injuries."

According to KYPost.com, Henry is believed to have suffered "severe head injuries."

Henry was transported to a local hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.

We're told a crime scene unit is currently at the scene conducting an investigation.

Henry has not played for the Bengals since November, when he broke his forearm during a game.

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Bad things happen to bad people. Excellent talent wasted on a man with no character. I'm honestly not suprised.

1738 days ago


Did he died??

Bitches be crazy

1738 days ago


I haven't found anyone yet reporting he's dead but if he has severe head injuries he probably won't make it.

1738 days ago

very sad day    

Jack Brennen (Bengals PR) and a teammate are comfirming he has passed...but awaiting notification of his family.

1738 days ago


It's being reported elsewhere that homicide has been called to the scene and that is usually a sign the person is not expected to recover. It is also being said that she left in HIS truck and maybe that's ALL he wanted back, not her, she could leave, he did not want her taking his truck.

1738 days ago


Bengal's Jack Brennan reports that Chris Henry passed away.

1738 days ago

Heidi S    

The Cincinnati Enquirer is confirming at he is ALIVE but on life support. That a fake twitter account started the death rumor. Still, not good though.

1738 days ago


Since she was running away from him, obviously he was the attacker and wouldn't let her go. She may have been afraid for her life in that vehicle, and this was the tragic outcome.

"Domestic situation", we know what that means. Why couldn't he just let her leave in peace?

1738 days ago


Will Ocho Cinco stop the clowning now that one of his own teammates will never play the game again? Either dead, or on life support he aint coming back and the Ocho's should quit the clowning if they end up wearing the mans number in memory the rest of the year.

These clowns and philandering athletes have made a whole generation look foolish---foolish for supporting them, the athletes acting the part of the modern day Step N Fetch Its---to the delight of those who can afford it. Meaning for the NFL, the Black Man playing the part of a fool for the White Mans jollies.

When will Black Men wise up and when will White Men quit paying for this nonsense?

May he rest in peace if he's died.

1738 days ago


sp.....wtf does the hood have to do with him falling out of a truck? F'n white people........

1738 days ago


Why am I not surprised that a black NFL player is in trouble after beating his light skinned girlfriend?

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1737 days ago


Just because SHE was leaving does not mean that he was beating her. She may have done an elin woods on him for all you know. Maybe he was trying to stop her from stealing his truck. Maybe he just could not let his non - black gf go.

1737 days ago

Fred Self    

Shouldn't that be "injured" instead of "wounded"..wounded is when one is shot or hit by an explosive devise.

1737 days ago


I pray that he pulls through! Amen!

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