18 Dec 2009

Bengals lose wide receiver

10:44 am on 18 December 2009

The Cincinnati Bengals American Football wide receiver Chris Henry has died from injuries suffered in a fall from a pick-up truck.

North carolina Police say the 26-year-old was involved in a domestic situation with his fiancee and got into the bed of a truck as she drove away from a home.

No charges have been filed, although police say homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

Henry was in his fifth season with the Bengals and was known for his speed and athletic ability, but also for his troubles off the field.

He was dogged by frequent disciplinary issues, including 14-games' worth of suspensions for violating league policy and five arrests during his career.

He had been on injured reserve since dislocating his forearm on November 9th.