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Cincinnati Bengals' Chris Henry dies from injuries

UPDATED (3:22 p.m.)...

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry died Thursday, one day after being injured in an accident in Charlotte, N.C., in which he reportedly fell from the back of a truck.

Henry was 26.

Police said that Henry died at 6:36 a.m., the Associated Press reported.

"It's a terrible tragedy that just at the time he was running to daylight, if you will, his life was snuffed out," Bengals owner Mike Brown said.

Friends and associates expressed sadness and disbelief, saying that Henry had turned around his life after enduring a series of arrests and NFL suspensions.

"I think that's what, for our football team, they're feeling yesterday and this morning, is the fact that they watched Chris... they watched a guy mature as a young man and work through adversity and kind of come out of it and be a beacon of hope for other people," Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis said at a news conference, sitting alongside Brown. "That's the very difficult thing with his loss, and a young life that won't ever get to reach his full potential. It's a shame."

Lewis said he spoke to Bengals players several times Thursday and told them to remember the positive things about Henry.

Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was emotional when he spoke to reporters in the team's locker room.

"He'd been doing everything right," Ochocinco said. "My grandma always says you never question the man upstairs on the decisions He makes because He never makes mistakes. But I didn't see how Chris was supposed to go already, especially when he was on the right path."

Brown had been a strong supporter of Henry, helping to restart the wide receiver's NFL career.

"We knew him in a different way than his public persona," Brown said. "He was soft-spoken, pleasant, comfortable to be around. We liked him. He had worked through troubles in his life and had finally seemingly reached the point where everything was going to blossom and he was going to have the future that we all wanted for him and he wanted for himself. And then this tragedy cut him down. It's painful to us. We feel it in our hearts, and we will miss him."

The team's owner recalled a conversation with Henry at a Bengals' Christmas party.

"We had our Christmas party here a few years ago and he was there, and I had a chance to talk to him," Brown said. "Any more, I don't get around the players like I did once upon a time. But in this situation, it was just the two of us talking. And my impression, the impression he left me with, was altogether different than how he's been portrayed. He was gentle, alert, well-spoken, interesting to talk to. And he won me over.

"When I think of him, I will think of him at that moment. I'll think of him catching a pass against Pittsburgh. I'll think of him in practice sessions, just out there on the field running around the way he did. I'll have a picture in my eye of him with Loleini [Henry's fiancée] and the children. What I saw was a good person at heart. Sometimes he wasn't described that way, but that's how I knew him."

According to reports, Henry was engaged to Loleini Tonga and the couple had three children. Henry and Tonga reportedly planned to be married in March.

The police reportedly described the accident that led to Henry's death as being related to a domestic situation. The AP reported that homicide detectives were assigned to the case but no further information was immediately available. No charges had been filed.

Henry had not played for the Bengals in recent weeks because of an arm injury and reportedly was in Charlotte because his fiancée's parents live there.

"Loleini had been a very steadying force in Chris's life since she came into his life," Lewis said Thursday.

Lewis also said that Bengals officials had considered Henry's recent living arrangements in Charlotte to be positive for him.

"He was with their family down there, which had been a very comfortable environment and really had been a great spot for him to be," Lewis said. "He had spent a lot of time down there once he was able to do that. We were very comfortable with him in that environment down there."

According to the Charlotte Observer, police said Wednesday that Henry was involved in a "domestic situation" with his fiancée. The Observer reported that Henry suffered his injuries after jumping into the back of a pickup truck driven by his fiancée.

His fiancée reportedly drove the truck away from the home. Henry jumped into the back of the truck while it was moving, the Observer reported, and later "came out" of the back of the truck, according to police. Police found Henry in the road after receiving a call just before noon Wednesday, the Observer reported. Paramedics took Henry to a nearby hospital, according to the newspaper.

Henry was found by police about half a mile from the house where he and his fiancée were staying, the Observer reported.

Henry played five seasons for the Bengals and had 119 catches in 55 games. He had 12 catches in eight games this season. Henry had been on the season-ending injured reserve list since last month because of a dislocated forearm.

"We are greatly saddened by today's tragic news about the loss of Chris Henry," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during a written online discussion on the league's Web site. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris's family, including his Bengals family. We have been in contact with the Bengals to offer our support through this difficult time.... I ask you to keep Chris Henry and his family in your thoughts today."

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, said in a written statement released by the union: "The NFL Players Association is deeply saddened by the news of Chris Henry's passing this morning. We were all shocked and dismayed to hear of this horrific tragedy. Chris was a fine player, but more importantly a fine person. On behalf of all NFL players, we would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and all of the fans he inspired across the country."

The Bengals re-signed Henry to a two-year contract in August 2008 even though he'd been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of last season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Lewis said at the time that Brown had made the decision to give Henry another chance to play for the team.

The Bengals had released Henry in April 2008 after he was arrested and charged with assault. Prosecutors later dropped the charge. Henry was alleged to have hit an 18-year-old man in the face and to have broken the man's car window with a beer bottle in an incident in Cincinnati.

"I don't regret it," Brown said Thursday of his decision to give Henry another opportunity to play for the Bengals. "He had troubles, and some of them were made more of than I think they actually were. But we knew him here as the person he was in fact. Yes, it was challenging at times with him. But he was someone who we liked and thought he could regroup, catch himself and restart his life. And to his credit, I think he did that."

Henry also was suspended for the first half of the 2007 season by the NFL under the personal conduct policy. At that point, Henry had been arrested four times in 14 months, and Goodell warned him that further off-field misconduct would put his career in jeopardy.

"Since last August when I had a talk with Chris before he was brought back to our football team and then filled Mike in on the details of our meeting--the couple hours that we spent together, he and I and Loleini and the kids, actually," Lewis said. "There was a different man sitting across from me, a different person. And so from that point on, we've seen pretty much a continual growth from Chris, a degree of responsibility... quite an expansion both on the field and off the field."

The Bengals, who lead the AFC North with a record of 9-4, are scheduled to play Sunday at San Diego. The Bengals already had to cope with the death of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's wife earlier this season.

"It's the true sense of the word what professional is," Lewis said. "With everything going on around you and so forth, as a professional you have a job to do. That's part of it. That's just what we have to rely upon. We have to rely on the strength of each other, and collectively as a football team, that the professionalism of the team win out and come to the top."

By Mark Maske  |  December 17, 2009; 10:14 AM ET  | Category:  Bengals Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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You know its sad when Christmas is just around the corner and we forgot the most important thing. That we are all sisters and brothers in God's eyes.God gave us His only son and how quick we forget. We are human everyone makes mistakes who are we not to forgive.God said judge and you should be judged.This man lost his life right around Christmas, his kids will be out of a father so for all of you who judged him just remember this you will be with your family, he will not and he made mistakes just like you so shouldn't you feel lucky. We knew about his from the public. What about yours? At least he didn't try to hide his. For anyone who doesn't feel sorry then I pray for you.

Posted by: flower252 | December 18, 2009 9:26 PM

I dont understand. With Chris Henry's many run ins with the law and suspensions from the NFL, and now the sketchy details of his death, why is everyone so quick to call him a great guy? Last time I heard, he was involved in a "domestic issue" which is being characterized as beating on the back of a pickup truck trying to get at his fiancee, and falling off.

Now I like to beat down pickup cabs and surf in the pickup bed just as much as any guy, but, Chris Henry looks to be up to more shananigans.

You may think I'm silly, but I for one will wait to hear what he was up to before I call him the second coming.

Posted by: grandstrand | December 18, 2009 2:32 PM

oh boy; the dark energy is having a merry holiday now...you guys need more help than Mr. Henry ever did. Please google "have a heart or get a real life.hurry"

Posted by: aypub | December 18, 2009 7:43 AM

I'm not about to read this entire thread..but I can get the gist of the arguments that are being made. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, it boils down to the way the media portrays these types of things.

First, nobody should ever mock, ridicule, or revel in the death of another human being. Regardless of who that person is, there is somebody out there who loves and will miss the deceased. Whether that person is a terrorist, an NFL WR, or President of the U.S., they are a person.

That being said, the media portrayal of the individual, and the tone of an article plays into our minds. To say that Henry's life was "snuffed out" is misleading. While this is not the Post's own words, it is a quote used within this article. Sean Taylor's life was snuffed out tragically. Chris Henry jumped into the back of a moving pick-up. We have yet to hear the whole story, but if the situation ends differently maybe he's being led away in cuffs. Think back to Plaxico Burress's downfall. If the gun goes off differently, he severs his femoral artery and suddenly he's the posterchild for stricter gun control and NFL players have his number on the backs of their helmets.

Henry did many dumb things in life, and whether he was turning a corner or not, his last dumb act turned out to be just that. There are many people out there who will miss this young man, but it's not surprising that he's just a sidenote on most sports shows today.

Posted by: Rainier1 | December 18, 2009 7:19 AM

OK so the guy was an idiot- granted -he got in trouble, lived recklessly, and died by falling off the back of a moving truck. All dumb things to do. However show some decorum here. A man's funeral is no place to debate political opinion. No matter if you liked him or didn't, he wasn't only a public comodity he was a human being.

Posted by: persimonix1 | December 18, 2009 6:41 AM

I feel bad for his kids and family. Unfortunately, Chris Henry was bad news and the circumstances under which he died hardly make him a sympathetic figure.

Posted by: randysbailin | December 18, 2009 6:02 AM

JUST ONCE, I would like to be flaggergasted by reading a story concerning a young black athlete running afoul of the law, or involved in some other tragedy, where we find out he has no illegitmate children. JUST ONCE.

Posted by: Curmudgeon10 | December 18, 2009 4:52 AM

Sad the guy died. Also sad the newsmedia shows any compassion to an over-hyped, overpaid thug. Both circumstances are unfortunate in my humble opinion.

Posted by: jsmith33351 | December 18, 2009 3:17 AM

Posted by: fedupwithbs | December 17, 2009 6:57 PM
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By the way Fedup...i had my share of nice looking white girls as you put it and hold no animosity towards athletes...black or otherwise,,,,,but if you have a GREAT HIGH PAYING job....and you screw up....i have less fortunate people to cry a river over....millions of people in the Congo...children and women and old men...maimed and killed by machetes...the world is tough...read the paper..it's not all about racism....plain truth is...your guy was an idiot.

Posted by: kiler616 | December 18, 2009 12:59 AM

although i oppose a lot of the heartless posts...the truth is many of us have walked in very difficult shoes for a very long time in jobs that pay meager wages..handling familes and adversity as best we can...a lot of poverty and homelessness and a lot of people laid off by money grubbing corporate thieves out to make a buck....so when an adult, who makes millions of dollars to play a game that entertains a great portion of the population(i stopped watching games on TV at age 18) screws it up for himself time and time again...you can't help but give a less than warm response.....walk a mile in my shoes...healthcare worker..31 yrs in it..day in day out ...death..injury...constant complaints...just a decent wage...year in..year out...try that out for 31 yrs..60k a year,my best year...last year, with a lot of overtime...i don't cry a river for millionaires who make it by playing a kids game...walk a friggin mile in my shoes...i'm 51 now.

Posted by: kiler616 | December 18, 2009 12:50 AM

HAHAHAHA!!!!! Merry Christmas, A-Hole!!!
Hope your 3 criminal kids remember it as a good one. Don't worry- all that football-catchin' money will be gone in a few months, and next year they will be eating out of garbage cans.
Could NOT have happened to a nicer guy...

Posted by: DavidSchumacherCatholicLaw | December 17, 2009 9:50 PM

It is with deep sadness that I express my prayers for the family. Such a great loss to the new generation of young men looking for a role model. God bless.
Dr.C.O.Ryan-Houston,tx.

Posted by: Sckool | December 17, 2009 8:50 PM

Racist, close-minded stupidity is obviously alive and well based on the tone of some of these comments. How pathetic. Like who cares what these racist red-necks think about anything especially a tragedy of this magnitude.

Posted by: vztownes | December 17, 2009 8:48 PM

Although it is sad, it's not entirely unexpected. Henry was in trouble from the moment he came into the public eye.

What's even more sad though is the derision and judgement of all you posters. Until you walk a mile in another man's shoes, you've got $h!t to say.

Posted by: JoeMck | December 17, 2009 8:46 PM

Somehow I suspect that when Ronald Reagan invoked John Winthrop's characterization of America as a "shining city on a hill", he didn't have Americans like HYROLLER56 in mind.

Before the advent of the internet, it was easy to forget about all the cockroaches scurrying about beneath the American carpet. Not so easy tonight.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | December 17, 2009 8:45 PM

You can take the slave out of the jungle,but you cant take the jungle out of the slave

Posted by: hyroller56 | December 17, 2009 8:08 PM

What a tragedy this is for all who loved him, not to mention him.
It seems his whole family, his fiancee's family, his football organization did everything they could for a long time to bring him around, and, from all reports, he was responding in a responsible way......until the day he didn't.
And, isn't that just the way of life, everything is alright until the moment when it isn't.
Many people invested a huge amount of love, time, money, interest in this young man. My deepest condolences to all of them.

Posted by: cms1 | December 17, 2009 8:01 PM

"Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned" - William Shakespeare

Write that on your hand.


Some advice is timeless.

Posted by: oracle2world | December 17, 2009 7:06 PM

ZZZZZZZZZZZ...boring...........another black criminal is killed........oh, wow, he ran up and down a football field..........

Posted by: msg8568 | December 17, 2009 7:05 PM

Wow...all of these negative comments about this man's death don't surprise me one bit and shouldn’t surprise anyone. Its no surprise the USA is filled with small minded insecure white men who envy pro black athletes. Its really sad that some white men are still so deeply scarred from being cut from their football and basketball teams back in high school or from sitting on the bench if any of them actually even made the team...they are still scarred from seeing the most desirable girl in high school date the high profile athlete (god forbid he was a black athlete) and never even think twice about them etc....etc...I could go on and on ending with all out jealousy over a black athlete making more $ than they can ever imagine for simply playing a game. Are you small minded white men serious? Gentlemen...and to be more specific...small minded racist white men...please grow up and get over your high school past and show some basic human decency...a man is dead and you need to show respect.
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

Posted by: fedupwithbs | December 17, 2009 6:57 PM


"Gee, this hateful, garbage-filled excrement that is supposed to pass for "comment" is so vile I am just stunned. At Christmas, no less. I wonder what Christ would say to all of you.
Regardless of his personal resume, he is dead and we are all the less for it. Too bad some folks are so twisted as to rejoice in the death of a fellow human. Who raised you people?"
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I don't think anyone is rejoicing in his death. There however, not be a whole lot of sympathy for him. His actions directly lead to his death (jumping on the back of a pick-up truck, shirtless, from his fleeing fiance). Hollow platitudes about how he was a great person or his loss to the world is a detriment, is just that platitudes. People are just coldly stating the obvious. May he finally rest in peace.

Posted by: jabreal00 | December 17, 2009 6:20 PM

Gee, this hateful, garbage-filled excrement that is supposed to pass for "comment" is so vile I am just stunned. At Christmas, no less. I wonder what Christ would say to all of you.
Regardless of his personal resume, he is dead and we are all the less for it. Too bad some folks are so twisted as to rejoice in the death of a fellow human. Who raised you people?

Posted by: charlie18 | December 17, 2009 6:01 PM

Sounds like a candidate for the Darwin Award to me.

Posted by: jrw1 | December 17, 2009 5:53 PM

Never heard of him.

Posted by: rcubedkc | December 17, 2009 5:10 PM

@ DSRobins: you are really, really hateful and I hope you have no children or young people in your life that could possibly inherit your sick, demented views. How could you say something so nasty about a person you've never met? SMH, wow...we've come so far, yet gotten nowhere!!

Posted by: getaclue3 | December 17, 2009 5:08 PM

poor judgement.. jumping in the bed of a truck with angry woman driving...

Posted by: kglkgl06 | December 17, 2009 4:35 PM

I didn't know that there was as any sore looser in the world, you people have no respect, you have no knowledge of how this man really was other than what you have heard from the media. How can you judge a person from hear say. This man had 3 children, a mother, and other friends and family. for those people who are worthless and nothing to do. go find who you are and get a grip and make sure your own life is what it is supposed to be like!!!!

Posted by: wendyrenay2003 | December 17, 2009 4:34 PM

Is a manslaughter/neglige nt homicide charge pending for his fiance` or what..what's happening?? From the reports I've read, it's apparent that she was driving erratically in an attempt to shake him loose from the vehicle. If her intent was to shake him loose (maliciously)--regar dless of the circumstances--then she is partly responsible for his death. Yes, Mr. Henry past is a sordid one and most of us have probably formed an opinion about him; but for only a moment let us put aside our biases and seriously analyze what her (his fiance) intent was behind the wheel. Let us not make the mistake of attributing his death to his "lifestyle", but instead let us make a conscientious effort to view all of the facts surrounding the accident.

Posted by: qwer1 | December 17, 2009 4:21 PM

Hard to imagine one good reason for jumping into the back of a moving pickup truck, especially when the driver is trying to get away. Sad end for a young man who struggled to make good decisions.

Posted by: shanks1 | December 17, 2009 4:04 PM

As sad as it was to hear of this tragic loss of a human and father, it was more tragic to see the disturbing comments others made. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. None of us can judge another person. This has nothing to do with Darwin. It's about our eternal life, and if you know Jesus. We are called to love one another. You can't really say how your life would have turned out if you were born under different circumstaces. You can pray that it will turn out different. Pray for all those who are now grieving this loss. Peace to all, esp. my WVU peeps.

Jeff W.

Posted by: jeffmwoods | December 17, 2009 4:00 PM

All death is a tragedy. However, this guy embodies the saying about living and dying by the sword. If he were in a car accident, then he'd have a lot more sympathy. However, his actions contributed to his death. What is the sense of jumping on the back of a pick-up truck during a domestic dispute? Was his "fiance" fleeing for her life from a violent attack? Often times, if someone lives a violent (prior arrests) and chaotic life, they're more likely to die a violent death.

Just a thought and not a sermon.

Posted by: jabreal00 | December 17, 2009 4:00 PM

Henry was just another druggie deep into abuse of his girl friend and a worthless black thug trained like an ape to play football. The game is slightly improved now that he is gone. Good riddance.

Posted by: dsrobins | December 17, 2009 3:58 PM

Is a manslaughter/negligent homicide charge pending for his fiance` or what..what's happening?? From the reports I've read, it's apparent that she was driving erratically in an attempt to shake him loose from the vehicle. If her intent was to shake him loose, regardless of the circumstances, then she is part responsible for his death.

Posted by: qwer1 | December 17, 2009 3:48 PM

Dear eat-the-rich,
I have a better idea. It seems it's you who is tired. Why not turn off your stream of TV sports and spend sometime with YOUR kids and have a real life. You might grow some compassion. It's an essential part of humanity.

Posted by: smartgirl312 | December 17, 2009 3:47 PM

He did not deserve to die... However, he killed himself... If it wasn't falling out of a pickup it would have been a gun, a car crash, a jealous mistress, or whatever...

He was a thug, pure and simple... Some of these athletes are just that - they are violent, self centered, narcissistic, huge egos in even more huge bodies with the self control of a tantrum throwing 3 year old...

Often these thugs get away with it because some boob pays them millions of dollars to run fast and hurt other people - which gives them license (and lawyers)to push other people around..
Sometimes they don't get away with it, like this time...

I do not feel sorry for him... I do feel sorry for the children who did not ask to be born into this tale of woe...

Posted by: ad4hk2004 | December 17, 2009 3:29 PM

Really people?! I mean, a person is dead. Regardless of who he was, or how he led his life, or how (or why) he died, no one deserves to die like that. His children will grow up without a father, his parents will continue on without a son, and that is really all that matters.

Posted by: eoh09 | December 17, 2009 3:10 PM

Give this jock credit, whatever else
he accomplished. He was unwed and "raising"
3 illegitimates with his gal friend. 2 to
1 odds she was not the one he knocked up
to acquire them.

Seems like he's doing a lot more for his
"race" than tiger is !!!!!!

Posted by: flyersout | December 17, 2009 3:04 PM

When you buy a ticket to an NFL game you are subsidizing violence both on and off the field.

Posted by: GeneWells | December 17, 2009 2:56 PM

Its so easy for people to sit at a computer for ex "chez" and cjgh" and say somebody deserves to DIE and stand on some moral highground like they have never done any wrong or made any mistakes in their entire life. Reading these posts shows me how ignorant and primitave some people are (brain has not fully developed). Somebody with three kids died. The reason for their anger is plainly biased. People are stupid. These two prove my point

Posted by: pointAview | December 17, 2009 2:48 PM

Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.........let us remember there are 3 children who will wake up tomorrow and know they will never see there father again. RIP Chris Henry

Posted by: sempler_fidelis | December 17, 2009 2:41 PM

Any auto death is sad but not sadder than any other. I heard the gentleman was not wearing his seatbelt.

Posted by: gjsamuels1 | December 17, 2009 2:41 PM

It's Darwin at work.

Posted by: Makiz | December 17, 2009 2:36 PM

Judging from some of the comments here I would say that the folks saying he was a jerk are acting just the same way! I wonder how their family and friends would feel if this happened to them? Especially if people who did not even know them felt obligated to post comments like they are in the national press hours after they died.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 17, 2009 2:14 PM

According to reports, Henry was engaged to Loleini Tonga and the couple had three children. Henry and Tonga reportedly planned to be married in March.
===================================================

Hummmm.....

Posted by: MUPPET | December 17, 2009 2:14 PM

26 yrs old,not married 3 children,domestic dispute,criminal record,what else. anyone that was not blessed with athletic ability would have been locked up much sooner. nfl and the rest of the money grubbers protect their assets. our military needs a few good people,but not these fools

Posted by: pofinpa | December 17, 2009 2:10 PM

Posted by: cjgh

pray for yourself ... your blog is terrible (as are others) to give an opinion so 'nasty' has got to reveal something about yourself to yourself ... do you feel that bad?

Posted by: aypub | December 17, 2009 1:54 PM

A jock contributes so little to society it is a wonderment why they are given so much adulation and indulgence . This learned behavior killed him .

Posted by: borntoraisehogs | December 17, 2009 1:53 PM

Our prayers and heart's go out to Chris Henry and his family. Inspite of what we may feel about him and or his life he was someone's child. Lots of folks remember Chris more about his personal life issues. But WE ALL have had and WILL have personal life struggles of which no one is exempt! Remember today (3) children are entering into a Christmas season without a father whether we liked him or not.

Posted by: TheRev007 | December 17, 2009 1:53 PM

CJGH AND MORTIFIED469 MUST NOT HAVE A LIFE! IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE...JERKS! ALWAYS IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY NICE WHY MAKE A COMMENT AT ALL ABOUT A PERSON YOU ONLY THOUGH YOU KNEW FROM THE MEDIA.

Posted by: jworthington | December 17, 2009 1:47 PM

Posted by: cjgh

wow you are a heartless soul; pray for yourself. a person has died and you are so hurt that you worry/guess if the blogger is male or not (where is your mind)?

Posted by: aypub | December 17, 2009 1:44 PM

If only he had not impregnated someone, he might have earned a Darwin award! So sad.

Posted by: FordPrefect | December 17, 2009 1:43 PM

Despite his obvious issues, Chris Henry's death is still a loss to his family and to football fans. A tremendous talent that will never be fully realized.

Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer.

Posted by: dubvee88 | December 17, 2009 1:32 PM

What an a$$ hole! There is only one perosn to blame for his death - himself. He was a violent scumbag. The woman was probably trying to get away from him. He was the one chasing her, so he is the one at fault. On another site, I could't believe all the ridiculous men who were sorry he was dead and wanted to charge the women. You guys really have your priorities messed up. It'a actually scary how messed up some of you loser men are.

Posted by: cjgh | December 17, 2009 1:30 PM

If he only wore a helmet, shoulder pads and a cup this would not have ever happened. No hoe is worth riding in the back of a pick up truck

Posted by: veloboldie | December 17, 2009 1:27 PM

Another example of an over-hyped athlete gone awry. When will these people ever learn. Newsmedia shouldn't pay any attention to the death of this coward.

Posted by: jsmith33351 | December 17, 2009 1:24 PM

Yahoo has a article stating his "comeback" had come up short. This guy had been in nothing but trouble since he entered the NFL and maybe Henry was trying to get his life turned around but in my opinion, his kind never does get their life turned around. As tragic as this is, this was probably how his life was destined to end...in some kind of dispute. Whether it be at the hand of someone else's gun, knife...or vehicle.

Posted by: cheez | December 17, 2009 12:48 PM

What an awful tragedy. My condolences to Mr. Henry's family...

Posted by: jerkhoff | December 17, 2009 12:46 PM

Regardless of how people feel about this young man a life is gone. He was loved by someone, respected by someone and he was someones child. He did have troubles, but so do other atheletes of other races. If you don't like sports so be it. If you feel negativity towards 'troublesome athelets' so be it. Someone died... Show some compassion. May God bless you all.

Posted by: rdsj2006 | December 17, 2009 12:42 PM

You racist, hateful, jerk offs will rot in hell. Merry Christmas @$$H*LES!

Posted by: DadRyan | December 17, 2009 11:29 AM


Another troublemaker pro athlete out of the picture.


Posted by: mortified469 | December 17, 2009 11:24 AM

When are we going to get tired of over-privileging these young men whose only talents are physical, so that they come to feel they are impervious to harm, unbound by moral rules, and devoid of common sense? Then they self destruct and we wonder why. BOYCOTT PROFESSIONAL SPORTS! Turn off the idiotic stream of TV sports; spend some time with your own kids and having a real life.

Posted by: eat-the-rich | December 17, 2009 10:59 AM

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