UPDATE, 7:14 PM: TMZ reports that Henry bought wedding rings “hours before the fateful crash.”
UPDATE, 7:05 PM: Henry has suffered “life-threatening injuries” and is on life support, according to Fox Sports.
UPDATE: The Fraley account may be fake.
UPDATE, 6:34: Henry has died, according to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News.
#bengals Just spoke to the Bengals’ Jack Brennan, he’s confirmed that the accident was fatal. Waiting for Henry’s family to be notified befo
UPDATE: Football Outsiders says the Fraley account is fake.
Chris Henry has died in a North Carolina car accident, according to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. Developing…
Story Developing…No Real Confirmations on his death.
Original Report (CNN) — Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry suffered “life-threatening injuries” after falling out of the bed of a pickup during a fight with his fiancee, police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said Wednesday.
The incident occurred shortly before noon Wednesday, when Henry’s fiancee tried to drive off during a “domestic situation,” only to have Henry jump into the bed of the truck, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a written statement.
“The domestic situation continued between the operator and Mr. Henry,” according to a police statement. Henry “came out of the back of the vehicle” about six-tenths of a mile from the house, police said.
Henry was believed to be in critical condition after the wreck, the Bengals said in a statement on their Web site. Police said Henry was undergoing treatment at the Carolinas Medical Center hospital in Charlotte.
Charlotte is the home of his fiancee’s family, the team said.
The 26-year-old receiver has played for the Bengals for five seasons, but has been on the injured reserve list after suffering a dislocated forearm during a November 8 game against the Baltimore Ravens. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Henry caught 12 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in eight games before being hurt.