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Bengals Receiver Chris Henry Dies in Accident

Chris Henry

Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receiver Chris Henry died Thursday morning after falling from the back of a pickup truck Wednesday night.

The incident occurred after Henry apparently had a domestic dispute with his fiancée. He was only 26.

Henry was originally selected by the Bengals in the third round of the 2005 draft. He had a strong rookie campaign with 31 receptions, 422 yards and 6 touchdowns. For his career, he collected 119 receptions for 1,826 yards and 21 touchdowns in 55 games.

Henry will most likely be remembered for his off the field issues. He was arrested numerous times during his playing career for varied offenses, such as driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and assault. He was suspended for numerous games and was even released by the Bengals in April 2008. He was later resigned by Cincinnati before the 2008 season.

NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irving talked with Henry about cleaning up his act following his release for the Bengals. Since then, he had been called a model teammate and a future bright spot for the Bengals.

This season, Henry was averaging almost 20 yards per catch and was becoming a regular target for Carson Palmer before his broke his arm in a game against the Ravens this season. On the season, Henry had 12 receptions for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 73-yard touchdown catch, a personal best for him.

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