According to multiple news sources, including ESPN Yahoo! News, and USA Today, Bengals receiver Chris Henry passed away this morning after battling head injuries sustained from falling off of a moving pickup truck. Henry was only 26.
The young receiver had been placed on IR after a promising start to the year. Although Henry had been famous in the past for his temper and brushes with the law, he had been noticeably turning his life around after Bengals president Mike Brown gave him a second chance with the team. Unfortunately, during a November 8th matchup against the Ravens, Henry suffered a broken forearm which ended his comeback season.
Reports indicated that Henry was involved in a domestic dispute with his fiance, and jumped into the back of her pickup truck as she pulled out of the driveway. Charlotte police later found Henry after he had fallen from the vehicle and transported him to the nearest hospital where the receiver was put on life support.
Soon after Henry's death at 6:36 a.m. this morning, Henry's agent Andy Simms issued the following statement:
"It is with great sadness to learn Chris has passed away. For those who knew Chris, he was nothing like his public perception. A loving and caring individual, he was thankful for what he had in life, and proud of what he had overcome."
In addition to his fiance, Henry leaves behind three children. I'm sure you'll all join me in offering my sincerest condolences to the Henry family during this difficult time.