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Chris Henry Suffers "Life-Threatening Injuries" In Domestic Dispute/Car Accident (Update)

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The Bengals wide receiver was seriously injured today after falling out of the back of a pickup truck driven by his fiancée, with whom he had been arguing.

Henry, who hasn't played since going on injured reserve early last month, was in Charlotte to discuss wedding plans with his fiancée, according to his agent.

At some point this afternoon, they got into a "domestic situation." Police say the fiancée drove away in the pickup truck, and Henry jumped in the back. They continued arguing. A half-mile from the home, he fell out the back of the truck.


Update: Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports the accident was fatal. So far, no one else is confirming this. And the account appears to be fake.

Update: Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Henry suffered head injuries, but as far as he knows is still alive.

Update: The Kentucky Post reports that homicide detectives are investigating. This doesn't necessarily mean it would be classified as a homicide.

Update: Alex Marvez of FOXSports reports that Henry is on life support.

Update: TMZ is, of course, all over this. Just today, fiancée Loleini Tonga was bragging to friends about having bought their wedding rings. Jesus.


Update: A source tells FanHouse that "we don't think he's going to make it."

Update: A statement from Henry's agents: "We ask everyone to pray for Chris. We also ask that you respect the privacy of Chris' family. Chris is indeed battling for his life tonight, and our thoughts and prayers our with him during this extremely difficult time."


Update: A reader informs us that a witness to the accident told local news that Henry was "foaming at the mouth."

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