Chris Henry has died this morning after car accident and domestic dispute

According To Police, Chris Henry Has Died, Following Last Night's Accident

12/17/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

26-year old Bengals WR Chris Henry has died, according to reports from the Associated Press.

From AP reports, via ESPN:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry has died, one day after suffering serious injuries upon falling out of the back of a pickup truck in what authorities describe as a domestic dispute with his fiancee.

Away from the team because of a broken forearm, Henry was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being found on a residential road. Police say a dispute began at a home about a half-mile away, and Henry jumped into the bed of the truck as his fiancee was driving away from the residence.



There were conflicting reports last night about Henry's status, but sadly, it looks like it's true, now. Best wishes go out to Chris Henry's family and friends, and the entire Bengals organization.
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1/10/10   |   brownh2419   |   100 respect

Gbengalsfan wrote:
 Chris you may be gone now but your fans will NEVER forget you. We have all watched you become a man. We will miss you coming out of the tunnel w\ your fellow Bengals. You will always be number 15 to me. You have shown all of us that people change if someone believes in them. I hope your Family,children, and your friends and fans find solace in your death.                                  R.I.P #15 Chris Henry

I was hoping that the Bengals would pull that one out.

12/22/09   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

To make up for my "inappropriate" comment, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, where ever you might be in the world. And a special greeting to all servicemen and women of all nationalities serving their countries in foreign parts, hoping things will be peaceful.

12/22/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

RawDawg935 wrote:
Most people don't know what 11b is. I am in the ARMY also so hope you are safe where ever you are at. I am headed over to Kuwait in about 6 months to hold down the fort while I am gone.

sending prayers to you and our troops!!! godspeed!

12/22/09   |   RawDawg935   |   292 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Not much more to add, he was a talented young man, he had troubles, he took steps to end them and died prior to fully settling down, the world, his family and teammates are all bereft of his presence and are mourning, prayer never hurts in these situations. 

Most people don't know what 11b is. I am in the ARMY also so hope you are safe where ever you are at. I am headed over to Kuwait in about 6 months to hold down the fort while I am gone.

12/21/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

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RIP Chris.  You will be missed in Cincinnati...on a side note, this is the first place I've read the right type of comments on the net....several places have this story, and there are a lot of people bringing up his past still, calling him stupid an saying things like he had it coming....That is just so uncalled for. 3 children have lost their father. A team has lost their brother...Regardless of the circumstances, the outcome is horribly sad.  He will be TERRIBLY missed.

Not much more to add, he was a talented young man, he had troubles, he took steps to end them and died prior to fully settling down, the world, his family and teammates are all bereft of his presence and are mourning, prayer never hurts in these situations. 

12/20/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

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Honestly, I think Richard does...  I think he just experienced a momentary lapse.

This is a thread to mourn and honour the memory of Chris Henry; my personal recommendation is that we return to that focus and not transition the thread to any further adversity.

 If he does, he should show it.  I'm sorry that I don't care for someone's sick humor.  It's just wrong.  You have your opinion on it and I have mine.

12/20/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

richard_music wrote:
Oh there were loads at the time, although I forget the exact ones. We all mourned of course, but the jokes were still there.
Life goes on......................

The biggest tragedy for me is when a member of the armed forces loses their life for any government that sends him to fight. And thats regardless of nationalilty. We should be mourning the waste of life in Iraq and Afganhistan. We should also mourn innocent people who have been killed and maimed by cowardly terrorists.

We should mourn the death of anyone who dies unexpectedly like Chris Henry did.  Americans know that, why don't the Brits?

12/20/09   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

KatsMeow wrote:
Yes, and please do correct me if I am mistaken, but I do not recall the Brits sick sense of humor when our Beloved princess Diane was killed in that auto accident..so please grant us the same respect when one of ours passes on...

Oh there were loads at the time, although I forget the exact ones. We all mourned of course, but the jokes were still there.
Life goes on......................

The biggest tragedy for me is when a member of the armed forces loses their life for any government that sends him to fight. And thats regardless of nationalilty. We should be mourning the waste of life in Iraq and Afganhistan. We should also mourn innocent people who have been killed and maimed by cowardly terrorists.

12/20/09   |   KatsMeow   |   71 respect

kramer wrote:
 Well here in America we actually show a little respect when something like this first happens.  We don't start a race to see who can make the first joke about the person who just died.

Yes, and please do correct me if I am mistaken, but I do not recall the Brits sick sense of humor when our Beloved princess Diane was killed in that auto accident..so please grant us the same respect when one of ours passes on...

12/19/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

richard_music wrote:
You are right of course. But me being a Brit, I have a sick sense of humour, we Brits are renowned for it. After every disaster there is always someone who comes up with the first jokes. Its a national sport.

Thats all.

 Well here in America we actually show a little respect when something like this first happens.  We don't start a race to see who can make the first joke about the person who just died.

12/19/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

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RIP Chris.  You will be missed in Cincinnati...on a side note, this is the first place I've read the right type of comments on the net....several places have this story, and there are a lot of people bringing up his past still, calling him stupid an saying things like he had it coming....That is just so uncalled for. 3 children have lost their father. A team has lost their brother...Regardless of the circumstances, the outcome is horribly sad.  He will be TERRIBLY missed.

Thankyou for Getting My points and for your respect! The Bengals Org has been through So much this season,yet continues to play hard, stay focused ,show heart, and Band together! We as people ,could learn ALOT about overcoming,by watching their unity is the hardest of times! I have nothing but respect for the team, their fans and the city  ,they have shown so much integrity and should be VERY proud !

12/19/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

WBKsports wrote:
 Thoughts and prayers from here in San Diego...We support the Bengals during this difficult time. I really hate it when a young kid who has been changing his life for the better loses his life over something stupid. You were just talking about Chris Henry with me last week...I'm really saddened by all this...




Its tragic when ever life is lost,Cinci has had its share of pain this year,and I Respect them, as a Team coming together through divirsity and pain. To continue to play, and play hard,and Then have yet another tragady is just heart breaking! I hope The Bengals Org. their fans,and City know our prayers are with them all!! They have shown nothing but Heart and Love and Leadership through the most trying of times!!

12/19/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

kaybrady33 wrote:
I said I wasn't going to reply anymore to you, but I will not be called ignorant or irresponsible.  I am college educated, & just because you don't agree with my opinion, it doesn't make you smarter, you just have a different opinion, that's all.  And I've never been irresponsible.  My husband was killed during the Vietnam war, when my son was only 15 months old, & I raised him by myself.  He was an honor student all through school, had a home cooked meal on the table every day.  He is now 38 & has 17 years in the military, is a Veteran of the Gulf war & Iraq war, & now is being deployed next month to Afghanistan.  You shouldn't slander people or put them down, when you don't have a clue what they're going through.   Hope you have a nice holiday & a "Merry Christmas".

God bless your husband and your son!! I as a proud american ,I respect and appreciate our military...I was commenting on your statements not you....Go back and read your 1st posting....I am sure we have all faced divirsity and pain in our lives,and we all have a story..this isnt about You...its about a player who lost his life and people 's spectulation...yours included... oh.And Slander is when a person says it in person or to another person,..Liable is when it is in written statement.....If you took any of this personally, i suggest you re read every post you wrote and my replies.....This isnt about you,,its a a human who lost his life.

12/19/09   |   Debi_L   |   11781 respect

DUR21 wrote:
 ME BEING AN AMERICAN, I agree you brits do have a sick sense of humor. Glad I'm Here and you are there. Tis good to be an American.  R.I.P Chris, and good luck in life to his Family. 

12/19/09   |   DUR21   |   30 respect

richard_music wrote:
You are right of course. But me being a Brit, I have a sick sense of humour, we Brits are renowned for it. After every disaster there is always someone who comes up with the first jokes. Its a national sport.

Thats all.

 ME BEING AN AMERICAN, I agree you brits do have a sick sense of humor. Glad I'm Here and you are there. Tis good to be an American.  R.I.P Chris, and good luck in life to his Family. 

12/19/09   |   SteelersLady   |   2 respect

(Edited by SteelersLady)

  ---Being a parent who has lost a child, I sympathize with the family of this young man.  It is a tragedy first, foremost, and final!  I don't care that he has had a "checkered" past.  That is just that....the past.  The truth is he was attempting to turn his life around and seemed to be doing just that. Then there is the actions taken by some person who was angry and nothing will happen to that person or so they say right now.
   My heart goes out to the family during this incredibly, painful time.  Nothing replaces a child lost to death and it takes lots of time to survive the pain and other emotions that daily enter ones mind.  I also send my condolences to his children who will no doubt miss their father.....for life.  I would also like to send my condolences out to the Cincinnati Bengals, your bother finally rests but your pain will last a long time.
   And finally, to the Dim-Witted female who thought it was okay to do what she did to him.......You can now live with the memory of killing your children's father. Explain it to them one day.....See if they will understand.  Live with that.


RIP Chris.....................those who truly loved you will miss and remember you as you were to them.

12/19/09   |   kaybrady33   |   5 respect

Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
i get a bit irritated when a person can not even have a day before people start speculatiing and passing judgement..i am only responding to what the woman said... i harbour no anger,,just have little patience for ignorance and irresponcibility to others...

I said I wasn't going to reply anymore to you, but I will not be called ignorant or irresponsible.  I am college educated, & just because you don't agree with my opinion, it doesn't make you smarter, you just have a different opinion, that's all.  And I've never been irresponsible.  My husband was killed during the Vietnam war, when my son was only 15 months old, & I raised him by myself.  He was an honor student all through school, had a home cooked meal on the table every day.  He is now 38 & has 17 years in the military, is a Veteran of the Gulf war & Iraq war, & now is being deployed next month to Afghanistan.  You shouldn't slander people or put them down, when you don't have a clue what they're going through.   Hope you have a nice holiday & a "Merry Christmas".

12/19/09   |   cowboyeddiej   |   6 respect

wrote:
RIP Chris.  You will be missed in Cincinnati...on a side note, this is the first place I've read the right type of comments on the net....several places have this story, and there are a lot of people bringing up his past still, calling him stupid an saying things like he had it coming....That is just so uncalled for. 3 children have lost their father. A team has lost their brother...Regardless of the circumstances, the outcome is horribly sad.  He will be TERRIBLY missed.

unfortunately that statement got blow out of the water because people just cant stop speculating and need to run and blog a report released by a news source which in cases like this is released before being confirmed for fear they will miss the breaking news and not report it first. This thread started as a rememberance for Chris Henry not a place to speculate. What ever your opinion of the man is the fact remains there are still children who are fatherless. Raven this is a great post and holds the spirit of what started this thread and for that I send you respect.

12/19/09   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

wrote:
Well having played soccer on an international club level, college football, and competitive rugby as a team sport in college, I can definitely tell you that American football is the toughest of the three.  The only one I can not personally compare is Australian Rules football.

A man just lost his life; this is the wrong place to be an indignant, pompous arse!

You are right of course. But me being a Brit, I have a sick sense of humour, we Brits are renowned for it. After every disaster there is always someone who comes up with the first jokes. Its a national sport.

Thats all.

12/18/09   |   kaybrady33   |   5 respect

Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
I wasnt doing the assuming and defaming of a person who ust lost their life....and as far as being hateful?? The onlt thing I "hate" is the word "hate"...Go re=read your posts..you assumed and passed udgement and started speculating over a man who just lost his life...... where is YOUR compassion?

I wasn't assuming anything, I heard it on the news.  And I DID NOT defame him, or pass judgement on anyone.  I think he was an extremely talented athlete that over came alot of troubles in his life.  I admire anyone who betters themselves, as he did.  And this will be my last message to you, I will not play this game.  I have great sympathy for his loved ones as I'm sure you do..Leave it at that.

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

KatsMeow wrote:
I thought your name was Onegoodredhead? Geezum..sound like Oneangryredhead.....chill, they are just blogs....

i get a bit irritated when a person can not even have a day before people start speculatiing and passing judgement..i am only responding to what the woman said... i harbour no anger,,just have little patience for ignorance and irresponcibility to others...

12/18/09   |   KatsMeow   |   71 respect

Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
I wasnt doing the assuming and defaming of a person who ust lost their life....and as far as being hateful?? The onlt thing I "hate" is the word "hate"...Go re=read your posts..you assumed and passed udgement and started speculating over a man who just lost his life...... where is YOUR compassion?

I thought your name was Onegoodredhead? Geezum..sound like Oneangryredhead.....chill, they are just blogs....

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

kaybrady33 wrote:
Well, gee, there are always 2 sides to everything.  It will all come out & I guess we'll all know for sure what happened.  It's a free country, so I'll speculate & assume what ever I want to.  What I don't understand , is why you are so hateful towards someone that you don't even know.  All I did was give an opinion, which I am entitled to .....

I wasnt doing the assuming and defaming of a person who ust lost their life....and as far as being hateful?? The onlt thing I "hate" is the word "hate"...Go re=read your posts..you assumed and passed udgement and started speculating over a man who just lost his life...... where is YOUR compassion?

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
This is shocking to me. You're right. More important than what he did on the field, more important than what he did off the field, three young children will be without their father the rest of their lives.  My prayers are with those children and his fiance, his family, and the Bengals family.

thisis the thing that sickens me most about the media..they rather sensationalize than report obectively. They go around ruining people's lives,sticking their nose into issues that do not concern them..This is yet another tragic result of irresponcible journalism. I think the people need to start holding the media accountable. It is so easy to judge the bad,and forget all the good so many atheletes have done and do! Tiger Woods is a perfect example ! Everyone was so quick to udge him,when its none of our business, and of course forgets the millions he has spent to make a difference in so many lives!! To the sponcers who drop people basd on their personal life??? I will Make it a point to make sure YOU all are not supported! I am sure if judgement were to start being passed the CEOS of these companies and Corperations would have MANY skeletons!! udge not lest ye be judged!!

12/18/09   |   kaybrady33   |   5 respect

Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
oh and you are the one who said" what if...."  i would say that is certainly speculation and assumption....

Well, gee, there are always 2 sides to everything.  It will all come out & I guess we'll all know for sure what happened.  It's a free country, so I'll speculate & assume what ever I want to.  What I don't understand , is why you are so hateful towards someone that you don't even know.  All I did was give an opinion, which I am entitled to .....

12/18/09   |   kaybrady33   |   5 respect

Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
yes and we all know how unbiast the news and media is. oh and did I mention irresponcible? Can't we get through one day of Rip . I read and heard the call saying he was banging in the back window.....doesnt mean we have to ump to conclusions......beside it is none of our business,,,,lets ust offer up our respect and regrets that children lost their father, a mother lost a son, a father lost a son, a community lost a friend, a life was lost....that is th epoint...no attitude, just hoping for a little respect.

Excuse me for watching the news & having an opinion.  I have the utmost respect for him,  his family, & his fans.  I think you jump to conclusions.  You don't know what I think, how I feel, or anything about me.  Yet, you are judging me. 

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

richard_music wrote:
I am going to get hated for this comment, but I couldn´t resist..............:

He should have been wearing his padding and helmet, we all know how brittle NFL players are, thats why they need all that armour when playing "football"................

and...........

God said "No no guv, I didn´t steal him, he fell of the back of a truck".

Ok, you can all hate me now..............................

hate would be wasted on such an utterly stupid and heartless statement..

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

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I think it is wonderful how all the teams are giving him a moment of silence.  I watched a little of the Colts game last night, and when they did it for Chris, I got tears in my eyes.  The NFL helped prove last night that, even though all the teams go at it in hopes of getting that ring, they are all still one big family.  Kudos to the whole league for the show of honor.

if you ever go to a game..stay untill after all the stadium empties,and you will witness players from both teams in the middle of the field in prayer....  it is very touching,and will show you the commonroderity  and respect so many of these tams have for each other....

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

oh and you are the one who said" what if...."  i would say that is certainly speculation and assumption....

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

yes and we all know how unbiast the news and media is. oh and did I mention irresponcible? Can't we get through one day of Rip . I read and heard the call saying he was banging in the back window.....doesnt mean we have to ump to conclusions......beside it is none of our business,,,,lets ust offer up our respect and regrets that children lost their father, a mother lost a son, a father lost a son, a community lost a friend, a life was lost....that is th epoint...no attitude, just hoping for a little respect.

12/18/09   |   kaybrady33   |   5 respect

Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
this is exactly how rumors and people's lives are ruined...by people assuming things......a life was lost..a father, a son, a brother, a friend, a person......cant you just give respect for those who lost someone? he was a person and NONE of us are perfect.....

First of all, I didn't start a rumor, I heard it on CNN. And I'm not assuming anything, no one knows what goes on behind closed doors. I'm probably more sympathetic than most, because I've lost most of my family, including my husband, parents, & my brother. And my heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. It's sad, that a person can't even repeat what's on the news, without someone getting an attitude.

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

kaybrady33 wrote:
From another perspective.....what if (just sayin') he was abusing her, (they said he was pounding on the window in the back of the truck)...What if she was trying to get away from him, for her own safety. I do agree, however, that this was a great loss for the Bengals & the football nation. He was way too young...

this is exactly how rumors and people's lives are ruined...by people assuming things......a life was lost..a father, a son, a brother, a friend, a person......cant you just give respect for those who lost someone? he was a person and NONE of us are perfect.....

12/18/09   |   Onegoodredhead2   |   9961 respect

heartfelt prayers and love being sent to chris henry's family and friends.......a very sad day for cinci fans and footballs fans and players everywhere.May peace be with you in heaven Chris!

12/18/09   |   kaybrady33   |   5 respect

kramer wrote:
 Regardless of the problems he had off the field, you hate to see this happen to someone so young.  Hopefully we can all get some answers as to what really happened, but something tells me his fiancé is going to be in hot water.  My heart goes out to the kids that he leaves behind who will never have a father again.

From another perspective.....what if (just sayin') he was abusing her, (they said he was pounding on the window in the back of the truck)...What if she was trying to get away from him, for her own safety. I do agree, however, that this was a great loss for the Bengals & the football nation. He was way too young...

12/18/09   |   schwal06   |   15 respect

Again, thanks for the support.  We need it in this time of need.

12/18/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

schwal06 wrote:
Thanks for the support.  It was really hard for me to watch the news last night.  I'm just glad that they decided to dedicate the rest of the season to his and Coach Zimmer's wife.  If I get invited to next weeks game against KC, I may turn it down because I may get to emotional knowing that we will never see him again.  I just hope that they show a little tribute to him before the game, he deserves it.  In case you haven't heard a credible witness heard him say to his fiance, "If you leave I will jump out of the truck."  I really hope this isn't the case because he had completely turned his life around and to end it like that just doesn't make any sense.

 It just reminds me too much of the Sean Taylor situation...I shed several tears during that time...I will be at the game this Sunday sitting in the Plaza Section of Qualcomm Stadium. When we hold a moment of silence at the game, I'll be thinking about Chris Henry's life and about all you Bengals fans. 

Carson Palmer and Ochocinco will be playing their hearts out as will the entire Bengals team.

It would be hard for me to "Not" root for the Bengals in this situation....I'll shed some tears, my emotions will be all mixed up, and I'll probably just not say much during the game either way. Good luck friends in CIncinnati and Begnals fans everywhere.  


12/18/09   |   schwal06   |   15 respect

WBKsports wrote:
 Thoughts and prayers from here in San Diego...We support the Bengals during this difficult time. I really hate it when a young kid who has been changing his life for the better loses his life over something stupid. You were just talking about Chris Henry with me last week...I'm really saddened by all this...




Thanks for the support.  It was really hard for me to watch the news last night.  I'm just glad that they decided to dedicate the rest of the season to his and Coach Zimmer's wife.  If I get invited to next weeks game against KC, I may turn it down because I may get to emotional knowing that we will never see him again.  I just hope that they show a little tribute to him before the game, he deserves it.  In case you haven't heard a credible witness heard him say to his fiance, "If you leave I will jump out of the truck."  I really hope this isn't the case because he had completely turned his life around and to end it like that just doesn't make any sense.

12/18/09   |   RawDawg935   |   292 respect

Sorry to hear about this tragic accident. RIP Chris

12/18/09   |   BengalNation   |   1 respect

Goodbye Chris Henry you will be sorely missed By all us Bengal Fans. My thoughts and prayers go out to Chris's family and kids they will miss there Father dearly

12/18/09   |   garciabears54   |   317 respect

Heavenly Father, We come before you with prayers and love towards Chris Henry and his family. May you watch over and continue to comfort his children in their time of need. Embrace his loved ones Father GOD with Peace, love and understanding. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME, AMEN!

12/17/09   |   Shende2773   |   1 respect

wrote:
RIP Chris.  You will be missed in Cincinnati...on a side note, this is the first place I've read the right type of comments on the net....several places have this story, and there are a lot of people bringing up his past still, calling him stupid an saying things like he had it coming....That is just so uncalled for. 3 children have lost their father. A team has lost their brother...Regardless of the circumstances, the outcome is horribly sad.  He will be TERRIBLY missed.

I totally agree with you.  Although they are professional athlete's they are still human.  We are such a judgemental society!!  Children have to now grow up without their father and hear all the crap that people are saying about him.  I guess most people don't remember the Bible verse, ". . . let he who is without sin cast the first stone."  Rest in peace Chris.

12/17/09   |   maddhatter6691   |   7918 respect

Jizmaglobin wrote:
 This is very reminiscent of his past troubles and she very well may have been fleeing for her own safety and feared if she did stop he would literally kill her. I agree it is terribly tragic but I can't get away from the thought that he appears to be the instigator in this scenario by not allowing her to just go of her own free will. He should not have jumped into the back of her truck especially if they were fighting and she was trying to get away. I hate to be the assh*** here, well ok, not really, but that's how I see it. If he was a man who still hadn't learned to control his emotions even with his past then perhaps those kids will end up better off in the future not growing up learning his way of dealing with things. 

*edited for language*

You are A sick Idiot thinking that his kids will be better off not growing up with Chris as their dad. Sounds to me as that you have never made a mistake in your life. Which I doubt, Best wish I'll see you in HLL

12/17/09   |   MIzu   |   2 respect

A life is lost but finally at rest.    I pray his children and family always remember the good times with him along with his team mates and fans. God give his family the strength and grace to see this through.

12/17/09   |   Aceraison   |   183 respect

Chris was known for all the wrong reasons.  But the Bengals knew a different side of him and they kept him around because they believed in him and he seemed to be turning it around with their help.  They had a lot invested in him (not money wise) and I know there are a lot of people in that organization that are deeply saddened about this.  May God look after his family now.

12/17/09   |   SportzStar   |   102 respect

RIP

12/17/09   |   KatsMeow   |   71 respect

TheRoss wrote:
Didnt they say they aren't looking to press charges against the fiance? It sounds to me based on the limited details so far, that she was trying to get away from him, he jumped in the back of the truck, then fell out at some point. I'm reserving final judgement until more details come out, but it sounds like that is the case based on what has been released.

In my mind it went this way..the argument started in the house, maybe they were drinking, and she jumped in the truck, and was speeding away. He was hanging on the truck begging her to stop, and she then swerved the truck violently throwing him to the pavement, where his head cracked onto the asphalt. I think she will be in hot water..no one will win in this case...NO ONE

12/17/09   |   cowboyeddiej   |   6 respect

today is a sad day in Bengals country. Even though I am a tried and true NE Pats fan I have become fond of the Bengals and the constant cast of characters they field from veteran iron man Carson Palmer  to the flashy Ocho to the shy but troubled Chris Henry. Chris Henry was a young man who was taking his troubled past and putting it in order, trying to raise his kids and provide a life for them. It is a shame that an argument could elevate to the point where noone is in the right state of mind and someone dies. My heart goes out to his children and fiancee who now bears the burden of raising the children fatherless and having to explain how indiscretion is how they wound up to be that way, This is truely a sad, sad day for everyone R.I.P. Chris Henry #15 will forever live in PBS and the hearts of the fans altho your star shined a short time it shined big and bold and that light will never burn out.

12/17/09   |   Debi_L   |   11781 respect

Football and sports fans in general are mourning this sad day.  RIP Chris

12/17/09   |   KatsMeow   |   71 respect

My whole heart goes out to his children, his mother, and the rest of his family. Only he and his fiance know how he died, and she has to carry the burden of her part in this tragedy. Domestic violence is a waste of time and life..it is so sad that he had to die in this fashion. Whatever the argument, it was not worth his young life..26 years old, and dead from something stupid...God rest his soul....and watch over his children.

12/17/09   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

I am going to get hated for this comment, but I couldn´t resist..............:

He should have been wearing his padding and helmet, we all know how brittle NFL players are, thats why they need all that armour when playing "football"................

and...........

God said "No no guv, I didn´t steal him, he fell of the back of a truck".

Ok, you can all hate me now..............................

12/17/09   |   Gbengalsfan   |   28 respect

 Chris you may be gone now but your fans will NEVER forget you. We have all watched you become a man. We will miss you coming out of the tunnel w\ your fellow Bengals. You will always be number 15 to me. You have shown all of us that people change if someone believes in them. I hope your Family,children, and your friends and fans find solace in your death.                                  R.I.P #15 Chris Henry

12/17/09   |   brucek863   |   50 respect

I remember when the Bengals were consitantly garbage every year then in 2005 they made a run to the playoff winning the AFC North thanks much to their passing game and the three amigo's(Chad T.J & Chris). Every time I would hear about Chris Henry getting in trouble it would kind of bother me because he was one of  my  favorite players for one of my favorite teams. When he was released I didn't really care because he deserved it, although I was dissapointed. When they resigned him a few months later I didn't know what to think because it was against what Marvin Lewis will but I was also hopeful he would actually turn it around this time. He appeared to be doing just that and this happens.

R.I.P Chris. My prayers go out to your family and teammates and every one close to you. 

12/17/09   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

schwal06 wrote:
Its a sad sad day in bengal nation.  My heart goes out to Chris's family and the Benagls family as well.  This is our 2nd time dealing with a death in the family this year, (Don Zimmer's wife).  Hopefully this will be a battle cry for the Bengals for the rest of the year, dedicate the rest of the season in his memory.
(Edited by WBKsports)

 Thoughts and prayers from here in San Diego...We support the Bengals during this difficult time. I really hate it when a young kid who has been changing his life for the better loses his life over something stupid. You were just talking about Chris Henry with me last week...I'm really saddened by all this...




12/17/09   |   Jizmaglobin   |   540 respect

(Edited by Jess)

 This is very reminiscent of his past troubles and she very well may have been fleeing for her own safety and feared if she did stop he would literally kill her. I agree it is terribly tragic but I can't get away from the thought that he appears to be the instigator in this scenario by not allowing her to just go of her own free will. He should not have jumped into the back of her truck especially if they were fighting and she was trying to get away. I hate to be the assh*** here, well ok, not really, but that's how I see it. If he was a man who still hadn't learned to control his emotions even with his past then perhaps those kids will end up better off in the future not growing up learning his way of dealing with things. 

*edited for language*

12/17/09   |   lavabuster   |   30 respect

R.I.P. Chris, you will definately be missed....So close to completely turning a 180 on his life.....Then this happens.....

On a related note, I would not want to be the Chargers this sunday....

12/17/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

ChiTown123 wrote:
You may be right about the fiance, I was thinking the same thing. Lets hope not though (for the kids sake).

 I certainly hope I'm wrong about her for the same reasons, it just seems like something is amiss with her part in this tragic situation.

12/17/09   |   djjfrench   |   67 respect

 Best wishes to him and his fam, God bless.

12/17/09   |   gdubose   |   6 respect

Hopefully there won't be any charges filed, but it seems that yes she was trying to get away. My only question is, why did she flee the scene, why didnt she stay and see how bad he was injured? This is a trajedy in the worst way. My prayers go out to the family.

12/17/09   |   TheRoss   |   356 respect

Didnt they say they aren't looking to press charges against the fiance? It sounds to me based on the limited details so far, that she was trying to get away from him, he jumped in the back of the truck, then fell out at some point. I'm reserving final judgement until more details come out, but it sounds like that is the case based on what has been released.

12/17/09   |   ChiTown123   |   111 respect

kramer wrote:
 Regardless of the problems he had off the field, you hate to see this happen to someone so young.  Hopefully we can all get some answers as to what really happened, but something tells me his fiancé is going to be in hot water.  My heart goes out to the kids that he leaves behind who will never have a father again.

You may be right about the fiance, I was thinking the same thing. Lets hope not though (for the kids sake).

12/17/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Regardless of the problems he had off the field, you hate to see this happen to someone so young.  Hopefully we can all get some answers as to what really happened, but something tells me his fiancé is going to be in hot water.  My heart goes out to the kids that he leaves behind who will never have a father again.

12/17/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

derms33 wrote:
Just when he seemed to be somewhat turning his life around...

thats the most sad part to me. he had a troubled life, and he was trying to make it right and trying to straighten things out. its a shame that he was killed in the prime of his life, RIP Chris, the Bengals playoff run will be dedicated to you.

12/17/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

RIP Chris Henry.

12/17/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Hopefully Chris's life can be remembered as proof that no matter how badly it may seem like you've screwed up, with the right people around you and a strong resolve you can turn your life around. R.I.P. Chris and God bless his fiance, family, friends, and teammates.

12/17/09   |   Captain_Chaos   |   287 respect

RIP Chris - you will be missed by Fans and Family alike.

12/17/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

wrote:
RIP Chris.  You will be missed in Cincinnati...on a side note, this is the first place I've read the right type of comments on the net....several places have this story, and there are a lot of people bringing up his past still, calling him stupid an saying things like he had it coming....That is just so uncalled for. 3 children have lost their father. A team has lost their brother...Regardless of the circumstances, the outcome is horribly sad.  He will be TERRIBLY missed.

This is shocking to me. You're right. More important than what he did on the field, more important than what he did off the field, three young children will be without their father the rest of their lives.  My prayers are with those children and his fiance, his family, and the Bengals family.

12/17/09   |   Jay_B   |   193 respect

 Dear God may you bestow comfort, peace, & grace on Chris Henry's entire family.

12/17/09   |   kobe_lova   |   61230 respect

that is horrible news.

12/17/09   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Just when he seemed to be somewhat turning his life around...

12/17/09   |   schwal06   |   15 respect

Its a sad sad day in bengal nation.  My heart goes out to Chris's family and the Benagls family as well.  This is our 2nd time dealing with a death in the family this year, (Don Zimmer's wife).  Hopefully this will be a battle cry for the Bengals for the rest of the year, dedicate the rest of the season in his memory.

12/17/09   |   naugler16   |   1 respect

Tragic day, first Tiger now Chris. Athlete's gotta stay single these days. RIP

12/17/09   |   redberrydestin   |   106 respect

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. R.I.P Chris U will be missed.

12/17/09   |   YuleeGator   |   76 respect

That is very sad at this or anytime of the year .R.I.P.  #15 Chris Henry

12/17/09   |   taker   |   24 respect

it is a very solem day for the cats and thier fans. may prayers be with the family,team, and fans everywhere

12/17/09   |   Scott   |   51954 respect

Another young man taken away from his family, friends and fans in his prime and well before his time

12/17/09   |   ChiTown123   |   111 respect

(Edited by ChiTown123)

Thats horrible. My condolences go out to his family, he was way too young to pass. RIP Chris Henry.

Edit- He was a talented receiver who has had a troubled legal past, but that should not diminish the tragedy of his death.

12/17/09   |   RunningDawg   |   248 respect

Tragic loss of life