NFL Notebook: Bengals' Henry hurt in domestic dispute
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Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry suffered serious injuries after falling out of the back of a pickup truck yesterday during a domestic dispute with his fiance in Charlotte, N.C.
Henry was found in the road "apparently suffering life-threatening injuries," according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Henry was transported to Carolinas Medical Center but a spokesperson said he was not listed in hospital records and had no other information. Police say Henry jumped into the bed of the pickup truck as his unidentified fiance was driving away from a home just before noon.
Henry broke his left forearm in a win against Baltimore Nov. 8, had surgery and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Charlotte is home to his fiance's parents, the Bengals said.
Charlie Frye will start at quarterback over former starter JaMarcus Russell when Oakland visits Denver Sunday. Coach Tom Cable said Russell will be his No. 2 quarterback, with the newly signed J.P. Losman third. Frye has not played at all this year.
Quarterback Tom Brady sat out practice with a number of nagging injuries -- finger and rib injuries as well as a sore shoulder -- but says his biggest challenge is getting enough sleep. Brady is "trying to get back to my normal sleep schedule" after the first week with his still-unnamed baby boy with wife Gisele Bunchchen.
Receiver Nate Burleson has a high ankle sprain and may not play again this season for Seattle. Coach Jim Mora said Burleson is out Sunday against Tampa Bay.
The NFL no longer will block advertising for Las Vegas on game telecasts. Under the modified policy, tourist destinations that allow gambling, such as Las Vegas, Reno or Lake Tahoe in Nevada, will be permitted to advertise.
First Published December 17, 2009 12:45 am