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NFL Star Badly Wounded in Truck Mishap

12/16/2009 7:54 AM 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 pick-up truck earlier today.

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

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Terribly sad.

1737 days ago


probably his wife has Tiger Woods Syndrome. another gold digging ho.

1737 days ago


He jumped into the bed of the truck? wow...

1737 days ago


I'm really sorry to hear that. They say that automobiles, cars, etc., is like one of the top killers of Americans.

1737 days ago

Mr. Balls    

Is anyone really surprised? Trouble has followed this guy around since his first day in the NFL.

1737 days ago


Not good. Regardless of what one thinks of the man and his personal life, nothing good will come of this situation.

1737 days ago

rob from KC    

get well soon chris. was your wife from sweden?c' mon man lets start prosicuting these violent women. oop's here comes my wife G2G

1737 days ago

Martin Sheen    

Come on Chris - Pull through - We have a game against San Diego on Sunday and we need your game...

Oh yeah, 6th.....

1737 days ago

Sad sad    

What did she fishtail him out? jesus

1737 days ago

N. Stevens    

Mr Balls: Not sure how closely you follow the Bengals or Henry for that matter... but allow me to give you some insight. Yes, when he first came out of college and into the NFL, he (like many other young guys in the league) had many pblms. But since being cut in March of 08 and being resigned by the Bengals in August of 08... he has been a completely different player and man. He had an injury earlier this season, but his character is nothing like it used to be. Just thought you may want a few facts. I rly hope he makes it, he has so much potential. God bless.

1737 days ago


Why did he not let her leave in peace?

She was obviously running away from him - not attacking him. Sounds like he tried to force her to stay, and this was the outcome.

1737 days ago


I bet he didn't want her taking 'his' truck. Not worth your life people.

1737 days ago

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