NPR logo NFL Receiver Chris Henry Of The Bengals Has Died


NFL Receiver Chris Henry Of The Bengals Has Died

Breaking news from The Charlotte Observer:

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry died early Thursday morning from injuries suffered when he "came out" of the back of a pickup during a domestic dispute in northern Charlotte, according to police.

The Associated Press is also reporting that Henry, 26, has passed away.

As the AP adds:

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the NFL football Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati, Aug. 27, 2009.(AP Photo/David Kohl)

(David Kohl/AP)

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 pickup truck as his fiancee was driving away from the residence.

Police said at some point when she was driving, Henry "came out of the back of the vehicle."

A graduate of West Virginia University, Henry was in his fifth season with the Bengals.

Update at 10:35 a.m. ET: The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals have sent representatives to Charlotte to help Henry's family.

And the police department has posted this statement at its website:

At 6:36 a.m. this morning, Chris Henry died as a result of his injuries sustained during this incident. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives continue to work diligently on this active investigation.