"BREAKING NEWS: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry dead at 26-years-old!"
What? That couldn't be right. Even though BLACKMEDIASCOOP has been on point with everything else they have always broadcast since I have been following them. After some quick research, I discovered they did jump the gun just a bit. He was injured in a truck accident and had life-threatening injuries but wasn't dead. Not at that time. That is unfortunately not the case now.
Henry died at 6:36 AM today as a result of the injuries sustained after a fall from the bed of a pickup during a fight with his fiancée. Again...he was only 26-years-old.
I will admit that I got this cat confused with another Bengals receiver when I first heard it. Everyone knows the Bengal very outspoken star receiver Chad Johnson Ochosinco so of course I knew it wasn't him. There was this cat named T.J. Houshmandzadeh who was just as good. He just left for Seattle at the end of last year. I would sometimes get him and Henry mixed up because they do slightly favor one another.
There were so many things that made this story a tragedy. He and fiancée were due to get married in just a few months. Chris had off-field problems but had straightened out and was trying to put his life back together. Then of course there was the obvious issue that he was far too young. Not to mention the worst of all: he leaves behind three young children that will never know their father.
Rest in peace, Chris.