Henry was the guy who almost had that interception on the play when Denard got hit in the hand and was knocked out of the game. Insane.
starting Illinois DB Trulon Henry shot in hand last night; will miss rest of season
At least it was an off campus party!
That's just bizarre...
Wonder if someone shot him in the hand for not picking off that pass?
Those nutjobs do think Michigan is their biggest rival so I wouldn't be shocked if that was why. Good example of nothing good happens past midnight.
nothing good happens after 2 AM. The best hours are between midnight and 2 AM.
who said that nothing good happens after midnight. Of course, what did he know?
Best of luck and a speedy recovery to him.
that is not going to help their already decimated secondary.
might not hurt the secondary so much. he moved to LB this season.
how many people do you have in your head?
I thought about having a mgoblog convo with myself a couple of days ago but didn't want to scare the new members!
I'll jump in occasionally as the spirit of a long-deceased itinerant sportcaster.
Jesus...I knew the Illini took their Football seriously but damn that is just crazy.
On a serious note though....pretty sad how wussified people are to always reach for a gun...hope he gets a speedy recovery and is ready to play in the spring.
He's a senior.
People should read the article before saying "I bet this was some fan punishing him for not making that pick," etc. He was shot when someone fired into a crowd, it was just a freak accident.
I highly doubt anyone in their right mind ever thought that he was being "punished" by a fan and consequentially was shot in the hand. You would have to take football pretty f***ing seriously to go that far.
it ain't soccer...
If it is true that he was called to try to get people to leave, then got shot by random gunfire, then that is pretty sad.
Ya, if the zooker is correct this is one of those rare shootings where the victim was doing totally the right thing and didn't do anything to put himself in harms way
Man - I am glad he wasn't more seriously injured. Speedy recovery to him.
I went to HS with him and he didn't have it together in any way, ending up in prison for five years after an armed robbery. He got out and got it together and by all accounts has been in no trouble in the last 4 years so it's doubly shitty for him to lose the end of his senior season to some jackass who wanted to be macho.
While I wished him no luck or a pat on the back during the M game, he's the epitome of someone who turned their life around and for that should absolutely be commended.
Hopefully it wasn't serious enough to keep him out of their likely bowl game.
Luckily, it was not more serious. Hopefully, the recovery is timely and full.
You could say he 'caught' a stray bullet(!)
You could... If you were an asshole
Really sucks when you try to do the right thing and it works out bad for you. Hope it isn't too bad because I think the guy has a chance to make an NFL roster.
That's awful luck for him, I hope he recovers quickly. I am certainly glad it was just a hand though, it certainly could have been much worse for him. Still, it's always too bad to see a student-athlete unable to play because of a freak accident like that.
The worst part is that he was there doing the right thing for his teammates. Definitely hate to hear that this kid got hurt and I hope he has a speedy recovery. Best of luck to that young man.
i wouldn't take that reason he was there as the gospel truth. but who knows.
Now that Henry is OK, maybe the Zooker should tell the team they are only supposed to be the "Fighting Illini" on the field, and not at post-game parties. Besides, football players shouldn't go out and party after a convincing loss to a team they see as their "rival."
More time in the film room and less time drinking usually helps a team play closer to its potential.
This dude is 27 years old and the OLDER brother of Arrelious Benn, How is this guy still in college?
Read the article or see my reply above. He made some bad life choices, ended up in jail for a while, but now has it together to the point where he's probably a viable, low level NFL prospect.
Just went back and reread the article and would like to take back my young man comment. He's 27, married, and has a daughter, so I hope this grown a$$ man, heals up quickly and hopefully does get drafted to the NFL. It's good to hear that he's managed to turn around his life.
Sucks for the guy since he was doing the right thing, hopefully he has a fast recovery and at least gets an NFL tryout