Posts Tagged ‘Chris Henry’

CHRIS HENRY’S BRAIN

June 28, 2010

Why was the late football player Chris Henry such a jackass?

Researchers now say Henry was suffering from a “chronic brain injury” at the time of his death last December. Henry was killed when he fell out of the back of a pickup during a domestic dispute and struck his head. That culminated a series of bizarre actions by the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver.

Doctors at West Virginia University (where Henry played his college ball) took slices of Henry’s brain and examined them under a microscope. They found that Henry had a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. It’s a progressive brain disease caused by head trauma. The doctors concluded that Henry’s brain injury could have “impacted his behavior” and caused him to act like such a nut. A judge who once sentenced Henry referred to him as “a one-man crime spree.”

One of the doctors who examined Henry’s brain called the results “profound.” Henry was only 26 at the time of his death and had never formally been diagnosed as suffering from a concussion during his entire career. Yet, the cumulative trauma to his brain from being hit so often playing football was diagnosed as “behavior altering.”

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CHRIS HENRY’S CONDITION HAS STABILIZED…HE’S DEAD

December 17, 2009

BEFORE DYING A SENSELESS, TRAGIC DEATH, CHRIS HENRY WAS PREVIOUSLY FAMOUS FOR BEING THE FIRST PLAYER IN NFL HISTORY TO BE ARRESTED AND POSING FOR A MUGSHOT IN HIS OWN REPLICA JERSEY

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry died today. He was 26.

Henry suffered head injuries after falling out of the back of a pickup yesterday in an incident of domestic violence. 

Henry’s death was much like his life. Senseless and pointless. If you think that’s a harsh assessment, Henry’s obituary for People magazine had a quote referring to him as “a one-man crime wave.” ESPN’s writeup on Henry’s death mentioned that Rich Rodriguez, his college coach at West Virginia, once called him”an embarrassment to himself and the program.” And those were in his OBITUARIES!

Henry had been arrested numerous times in the past including for marijuana possession, gun possession and assault. He went to jail in 2007 after being convicted of providing alcohol to three underage girls, one of whom was 15 and another who accused him of sexual assault.

The saddest thing of all is that Henry leaves behind three children that he had with Loleini Tonga. Those children may now grow up with NO parent. North Carolina authorities announced they are assigning a homicide detective to the case of Henry’s death which indicates they may prosecute Tonga. She was driving the pickup that Henry fell from, injuring himself fatally. There was some speculation yesterday that Tonga may have pushed Henry out of the vehicle. Also, since the NFL has such a horrific union, Henry’s contract with the Bengals is terminated and none of his remaining salary is guaranteed since he died. The NFL won’t even provide the money to bury Henry. And, since Henry never bothered to marry the woman he fathered three children with, those kids also stand to inherit nothing from his estate.

MSNBC reported late Thursday afternoon that a neighbor of Henry’s distinctly heard the receiver yell to his fiancee from the back of his truck that if she didn’t pull over he was going to jump off and “kill himself.”

BENGALS RECEIVER CHRIS HENRY IN “DIRE” CONDITION

December 17, 2009

CHRIS HENRY FELL OUT OF THE BACK OF THIS TRUCK WEDNESDAY

 Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was listed in grave condition and is on life support in a Charlotte hospital. Henry suffered head injuries after falling out of the back of a moving pickup truck Wednesday. Henry reportedly fell and suffered the injuries as the result of what police are calling a “domestic dispute” with his fiancee Loleini Tonga. The couple had just purchased wedding rings before the dispute.

Henry’s situation is reported as “dire” and he is said to be “battling for his life.” Officials are listing his injuries as “life threatening.” His family is keeping vigil by his bedside. Numerous Internet and Twitter reports falsely reported that Henry had died on Wednesday. In fact, “Chris Henry dead” was one of the top Google searches yesterday.

CHRIS HENRY WITH FIANCEE LOLEINI TONGA