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Fiancee: Chris Henry Jumped

Loleini Tonga says she couldn't stop truck, was driving slowly

(Newser) - Loleini Tonga spoke out for the first time since fiancé Chris Henry died Dec. 16, telling ESPN the Cincinnati Bengals’ player jumped out of the back of her pickup truck. “I wasn’t going fast. Maybe he was scared because he saw someone calling the police,” Tonga says,... More »

Chris Henry's Fiancée: He Changed My Life

Family, teammates remember him at funeral

(Newser) - Chris Henry's friends and family bid him farewell today, less than a week after the 26-year-old NFL player died after falling out of a pickup truck. "People say I helped change his life," said his fiancée, Loleini Tonga. "No. He changed mine." Mourners clapped briefly... More »

Chris Henry 'Aggravated' Before Accident

Player 'bickered' with Loleini Tonga; seen beating on truck window

(Newser) - Chris Henry was “annoyed” and “aggravated” the night before his accident, as he planned and paid for his upcoming wedding to Loleini Tonga. A North Carolina wedding planning rep tells TMZ that, as the two discussed photography packages, Henry “bickered” with Tonga, asking her, “How much... More »

SI Website Ad on Chris Henry Story Goes Too Far

Image of cracked windshield superimposed over truck accident victim

(Newser) - An unfortunate juxtaposition has the sports blogosphere abuzz: As Sports Illustrated was reporting the death of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry this morning, the website's advertising apparatus was employing a special effect on behalf of Liberty Mutual's car insurance offerings. The effect? A shattered windshield. "The cracked windshield... More »

Chris Henry Made the Most of Second Chances

After years of ups and downs—mostly downs—Henry was on track

(Newser) - After years of drug- and alcohol-related incidents, five arrests, and multiple suspensions from football, Chris Henry’s life ended just when those troubles finally seemed to be over. Fianceé Loleini Tonga was the reason behind much of Henry’s recent happiness, Dashiell Bennett writes on Deadspin . Just hours before the... More »

Bengals' Chris Henry Dead

Injuries sustained in 'domestic dispute' prove fatal

(Newser) - Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Henry died at 6:36am this morning from injuries he sustained falling off the back of a pickup truck in what police described as a “domestic dispute.” Officers found Henry lying in the street near Interstate 85 outside of Charlotte just before noon yesterday,... More »

Bengals WR Chris Henry on Life Support

Troubled player fell out of pickup truck during 'domestic situation'

(Newser) - Chris Henry of the Cincinnati Bengals is on life support in a Charlotte, NC, hospital after suffering "life-threatening injuries" in a domestic dispute yesterday, Fox Sports reports. The 26-year-old wide receiver climbed into the back of a pickup truck being driven by his fiancée and, as "the... More »

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