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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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Kathy    

This guy has been a disgrace to Cincinnati. I hope he does come back.

1736 days ago
32.

john    

no vengence like a woman scorned!

1736 days ago
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mRS jaCKSON    

I think everyone who is posting bad remarks need to feel a shame yes this man has done wrong things in the past but everyone deserves a chance in life and he was turning his around and for the girl friend not to have any marks on her i dont think the arguement was that bad for her to do what she did it sounds like to me maybe he was on the back of the truck yelling but did the bitch really need to punch it like that she should get punished for her actions to and for the media i'm sick of every time they mention a young black man at that they always bring up the past before anything it be the first thing posted why dont we try and bring up your past as bad as you put someone elses out there i bet you will find some wrong in yours (AS FOR HIS FAMILY YOU ALL WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS)

1736 days ago
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brittany    

some people in this world (the ones commenting) are so heartless and worthless. how could you seriously sit behind your stupid computer screen and criticize a man fighting for his life?? you people really need God in your life. My prayers go to Chris and his family, just let go and let God make his way.

1736 days ago
35.

tgirl    

really you all have issues that are posting rude comments.. obviously you don't care and are heartless so why are you even trying to see whats going on.. all haters jus need ta go elsewhere.. my thoughts are with the family and team.. your strong chris and you can pull thru this

1736 days ago
36.

Linda    

Come on folks....he's fighting for his life don't you think you could just keep your mouths shut if nothing more than out of respect for his children? I've made mistakes in my life....I'm just glad that none of mine made the headlines! Praying for you and your family Chris!

1736 days ago
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Marc From KY    

Chris Henry has really turned his life around the past year. Its a shame to have this happen. Thoughts and prayers go out to him an his family.

1736 days ago
38.

Sexee    

R.I.P. Chris Henry, My Prayers are with Your Family. Regardless of what He had, or hadnt done in his life, He is someones Son, Nephew, Brother, etc...

1736 days ago
39.

myPrayers    

All you people with the sick comments are so disgusting to me! I don't understand how some of the crap goes through your head and you actually share it! Someone is dead and even before when he was fighting for his life it's a big joke to some of you. It's someone's life, son, father, family, friend regardless of the events of/leading up to. It just goes to show you clowns lack of upbringing, when you people continue to mate it's what's wrong with the world. RIP young man, prayers to your family.

1735 days ago
40.

Evan    

That's a nice truck!

1735 days ago
41.

Ronny    

Unbelievable, incredibly stupid, dumb, and senseless for both parties, but especially for him...on top of the world and making millions.

What on earth could they have been arguing about after looking at rings and being at her parents house? CRAZY STUFF!!!

1735 days ago
42.

BLACK HISTORY    

How MANY WHITE PROFESSIONAL BALL PLAYERS HAVE BLACK WOMEN? I WOULD
LIKE TO KNOW . WHITE, MIXED WHATEVER AS SOON A BLACK PLAYER BECOMES FAMOUS. HERE COMES THE OTHER RACES OF WOMEN. WHAT IS IT THESE WOMEN HAVE? lONG STRAIGHT HAIR? BLACK MAN PLEASE UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE TOTAL WOMAN!!!!!!!!!! NOT JUST "MAN I HAVE A WOMAN THAT LOOKS GOOD" EVERYTHING(WOMAM)THAT LOOKS GOOD REALLY ISN'T GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
REMEMBER IT WAS A SINGLE BLACK WOMAN THAT RAISED YOU!!!!!!!!

1732 days ago
43.

Em    

BLACK HISTORY....you are ridiculous. Why are you so judgemental? So what if they are athletes or celebrities or black or white...Why does skin tone matter to you? For your reference, here are some very famous men and very successful men who chose to live in 2009 instead of the 60's...so choke a fat one you racist woman!Tiger Woods, Sidney Poirtier, Montell Williams, Tayy Diggs, Ice-T, Cuba Gooding Jr, Daruis Rucker, Quincey Jones, Dennis Rodman, OJ Simpson, Nick Cannon,

1732 days ago
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perfect    

Who are we to judge? he was only 26 yrs old he did not deserve death as his sentence. he made a grave mistake not to mention he only had one arm,so she was not in any real danger! there was no reason for his girlfriend's behavior, she threw him out of that truck with her eratic driving. and now instead of finishing her wedding plans, she has to make funeral plans instead. not to mention the case is now a Homicide and she's the #1 suspect. 2 bad decisions now there's a real possibility their kids will be raised by someone else. he had a raw talent and he was still very young and with age comes wisdom most of the time.I pray for his soul and hers, and my Heart goes out to his mother and his children.

1732 days ago
45.

perfect    

All of you racist people with your idiot comment's as well as the ones that need to shut the f---up! I don't understand how any of you. can say all these bad things. as if you have never been in LOVE before. all he was trying to do was talk to this foolish girl that he was going to marry. and it cost him his LIFE LIFE! now he leaves behind all the people that really love him and need him like his children his mother his brothers and sisters people that are going to miss his presence in their lives.because this young women,girlfriend wanted to have a temper tantrum when all he was doing was trying to talk to her.what if it was your mother brother sister cuzzin child would you be so harsh with your word's becarefull what you say and do because one day it could very well be you.

1732 days ago
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