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Cincinnati Bengals Chris Henry Dead Following Domestic Dispute in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- 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.

Police say Henry died at 6:36 a.m. Thursday. Henry was 26.

Bengals president Mike Brown released a statement Thursday, when Henry was still listed in critical condition saying they are "stunned to have learned this news."

The team's director of security is scheduled to arrive in North Carolina to offer assistance to the family.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a dispute began at a home
Wednesday and Henry jumped into the bed of the pickup truck as his fiancee was driving away from the residence.

Police say at some point as the woman drove, Henry "came out of the back of the vehicle." He was found on the road about a
half-mile from where police say the dispute began.

 

AP

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