Chris Henry is on life-support. The Cincinnati Bengal’s wide receiver was injured yesterday after he fell from a moving pickup truck during a domestic dispute with fiancée Loleini Tonga. Tonga was reportedly driving the vehicle.
Last night we commented on reports that Henry had died from his injuries, but according to ESPN (see video below) that is, thankfully, not the case.
Henry has had a checkered past but friends and teammates believe that he has been on the right path in turning that around. In October Henry spoke with the Enquirer and credited Tonga for helping him do so: “She’s been a big help. She’s been right here with me and going through things and helping out on my side. We have the kids, and she has my back with everything I’ve needed.”
Earlier this year Henry told the Associated Press: “I don’t live the way I did in the past. I kind of plan my days out and take it one day at a time and stay away from the wrong people. I’m not partying anymore. I’m just focused on football right now and my family. I don’t associate with the same people. I’ve completely changed everything.”
Former teammate T.J. Houshmandzadeh, now with the Seattle Seahawks, had this to say: “When you turn your life around, and then the most serious thing that can happen is you lose your life. It’s just crazy.”
Crazy, indeed. Our continued thoughts to Chris Henry and his family.