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Bengals Controlled Chris Henry's Cash Flow

12/20/2009 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It appears Chris Henry didn't trust himself with his own money -- TMZ has learned before his death, the football star gave the Cincinnati Bengals organization serious control over his often unstable personal finances.

Bengals Controlled Chris Henry's Cash Flow

During his last meeting with a wedding planning company, Henry's fiancee, Loleini Tonga, handed over two checks -- one for $500 and one for $1,305.02. But neither check came from Henry's own bank account -- the funds came from the Bengals organization and were signed by two team honchos.

When asked about the situation, team officials told us, "The wedding funds that were distributed were Chris' funds, from money that he had requested to have us oversee."

Henry was no stranger to money problems -- last year, his car was repossessed and his attorney famously declared him "broke." But when the Bengals re-signed Henry in 2008 -- it appears they were determined to resurrect him both on and off the field.

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AZ    

No wonder he was worried about the cost of the wedding.

OT - He had really beautiful eyes!

1736 days ago
2.

Samantha    

Perhaps you should check your spelling of cheque. Many Thanks.

1736 days ago
3.

KOOKYPEDIA    

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1736 days ago
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Cee    

This is why he was concerned about the cost of the wedding photos, which I think shows his priorities were in the right place. I don't understand why she wanted a lavish wedding when, i'm assuming, they already lived together and had kids. Why not just go to the Justice of the Peace, and then one day once they are more financially secure they could have had a wedding? He would probably still be here if they had. RIP Chris.

1736 days ago
5.

sushi    

A check for $500 and $1,305.02 does not equal a "lavish wedding." The fact that this guy was flat broke at the height of his career only signals how reckless he was. Stop pretending like he got his life together the last couple of years. The NFL just thought they could manage him. Wrong.

1736 days ago
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Quiet    

$1800.00 is dirt cheap for a wedding anywhere today. I would have taken off in a truck and left him at the alter too. geez.. he had NFL payroll and 1800.00 got him bent out of shape?

1736 days ago
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Kate    

I THINK BEFORE I USED A WEDDING PLANNER THAN RAN THEIR MOUTH I WOULD WATCH.

1736 days ago
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Kate    

He was trying to watch the costs of everything, good for him since they had three children.
Those were deposits.

Some of you that get in these rooms and are just mean -- you are pathetic!

1736 days ago
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AZ    

#9 & 10 - That was a deposit for the photos only not the cost of the wedding. He also had to pay for the rings, fittings for 15 bridesmaids, 4 maids of honor, wedding dress, rent facilities etc. She was planning on a very lavish wedding.

From her myspace page . . .

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Mrs. C. Henry Jus put deposIt down 4 weDDing piCs... Paid 4 ouR riNgs... Bout 2 eaT wiT my maN n bay bayz.... Startin 2 geT a headache thinKing bouT dis weddin.. I need A cuP
Mood: ChiLLn ChiLLn
Posted at 6:00 PM Dec 15 from Mobile
#
Mrs. C. Henry GoT all 15 of my briDesMaids fiTTeD... Mah 4 maids of honors nexT.. All da boyz ready 2 b fiTTed.... Oh ya n my WeDding dreSs is oFF da ChaiN.. Got my sleeve

www.myspace.com/imsoso704

1736 days ago
10.

thugnificent    

15 bridesmaids and 4 maids of honor?

ThaTs CRazeE y0, diS ChiCk bE tRiPN.

What a sad story. Pathetic.

1735 days ago
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Samantha    

God you Yanks are thick....It is cheque not check!!!!

1735 days ago
12.

Party 'till you die!    

Never followed football, don't know jack about this guy, and just feel sorry that he left behind three kids. I just hope there is enough stashed away for them to have a decent life with. The rest is immaterial and unimportant in that perspective.

1735 days ago
13.

Greg    

TMZ: What do you get out of posting this information!! There has been a great tragedy, what/how and why is this information important to the story. It has nothing to do with a young man who has turned his life around and dies a tragic death.

What is TMZ's company policy/strategy/statement, "At All Cost, No Matter What The Personal Hurt Let's Post and/or Report It?"

1735 days ago
14.

Who-Dey    

While I'm not of the 'bee-otch killed my super-star receiver' school of thought, I feel a little better that Mike Brown has control of his $$$$. HOPEFULLY they'll have a lot of influence for getting a trust set up for the kids, and their ghetto-fab, show-off-all-your-money mama won't blow it. Remember, she was largely with him when he was getting in trouble & blowing his last paychecks. If they were supposedly fighting over money & he was the one wanting to watch costs, you KNOW she'd have every penny blown in a YEAR.

1735 days ago
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Trish    

who dey think dey gon beat dem bengals.

1735 days ago
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