Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry died Thursday from injuries sustained during a domestic dispute, according to ESPN. He was 26.
According to authorities, Henry was involved in a domestic dispute with his fiancee Wednesday. When she tried to leave his residence in Charolette, Henry jumped in the back of the pickup, and fell out a half mile away, sustaining life-threating injuries.
Authorities have not released the cause of death. Henry was in Charolette planning his wedding, his season being cut short by a broken arm in a win against Baltimore on Nov. 22.
The receiver had problems off the field in the past, and was suspended by the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for half of the 2007 season. He was arrested for the fifth time on assault charges in mid-2008, and was released by the Bengals.
Henry received a second chance and was re-signed by the team before the 2008 season, according to Sporst Illustrated.
His teammates and coaches had noticed a changed in Henry, and were excited for the turnaround he had made.
"Nobody worked harder to rehabilitate his image than Chris. He realized he made mistakes and made positive changes to his life. As a result of these changes, he had become a man that all Bengals, and [the] NFL, fans could be proud of," Henry's agent said.