When the Cincinnati Bengals take the field against the Chargers Sunday, they'll be wearing Chris Henry's number 15 on their helmets in tribute to the young wide receiver. He died Thursday morning in North Carolina. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say he was seriously injured after falling from the back of a moving pickup truck during what's described as a domestic dispute with his fiancee. Henry's career was tainted by off-the-field troubles, but quarterback Carson Palmer says he and his teammates think Henry was heavily misunderstood.
Henry and his fiancee had announced plans to be married in March. He leaves behind three children. He was a third-round draft pick for the Bengals in 2005 and played in 55 games, scoring 21 touchdowns. Coach Marvin Lewis says the team had seen Henry grow this year as both a person and on the field.