Henry shot in hand

Henry shot in hand

Illinois linebacker Trulon Henry will miss the rest of the regular season after being shot in the hand at an off-campus party. Henry was expected to have surgery on the hand today. The injury is not considered life threatening.

Members of the Illinois football were at the party when a fight broke out. One of the players called Henry to have him help get the players away from the scene. Shots were fired into the crowd and Henry was hit in the hand.

Illinois coach Ron Zook is expected to have an update during his afternoon press conference.



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Dan Bloeme wrote on November 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

After a horrendous loss against Michigan the Illini football players are out partying with a bad element crowd and there is shooting into the crowd? Huh? What? Feel sorry for Trulon but  thought he'd be home with his wife and kid, not out partying or aiding teammates with gangbangers or thugs present.

OKOMIS wrote on November 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

hope he's OK... i had an Illini linebacker as a roomate a log time ago who was shot at a party and didn't live.

mattd149 wrote on November 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

D@dan maybe you should read the article again. sounds like he was nt at the party but was the father figure a teamate called when things turned bad. sounds like he was called to diffuse the situation and get players away from it. gws trulon

Dan Bloeme wrote on November 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

My earlier comment included "aiding teammates with gangbangers or thugs present". Not a wise choice for someone with Trulon's prison background trying to get back on the straight and narrow path. I can understand Trulon responding to his teammates but they should never have called him of all teammates in a situation like that getting ready to blow up. Bad scene all around and I am sorry for Trulon nonetheless and glad it wasn't life threatening and he will recover. Unfortunately it just doesn't look good on his record and he and the teammates involved are very fortunate it wasn't even worse..

oandb wrote on November 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm
Dan Bloeme wrote on November 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Jordan Frysinger, Kenneth Knight arrested on Saturday night (when it rains it pours)

According to a Champaign police report, officers responded to a report of a confrontation involving a group of people in the 300 block of East Green Street, Champaign, at 11:54 p.m. Saturday.

Frysinger was caught and detained and given a notice to appear for resisting a police officer.

When a second police officer caught Knight, the two men were pulled off-balance and fell to the ground, struggling with one another until another officer arrived to help handcuff Knight.

Knight was arrested for aggravated battery and resisting a police officer. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to be in arraignment court on Thursday.


rtrott wrote on November 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

You're an idiot. He was being a good friend, teammate, and leader in trying to get his players out of trouble. I think most good people would have done the same thing.

aych2 wrote on November 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Agreed with Matt. I would say the fact that the teammates look up to him enough to call him with their problems speaks well of his character. Trulon is a great guy, and it saddens me that people are so quick to judge and give him a hard time about this situation just because of his past. I give him lots of credit for trying to help out his teammates despite the repercussions that could come for him. Get well soon, Trulon!

crackerman wrote on November 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

It just keeps getting better for the state of Illinois football

jturner wrote on November 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Agree with Matt.  Dan's comments reflect the rush to judgement without a sound fact base that pervades and poisons today's society. Terribly unfair to Trulon.  Godspeed to him.

lasmith12 wrote on November 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Dan, you shouldn't rush to judgement. Get the facts before you come to a firm conclusion.

..."the Illini football players are out partying with a bad element crowd" 

It's reported elsewhere (scout.com) that it was 5 or 6 of the younger players that did not play. They go to this particular spot because there had been no issues and they don't have to worry about getting in trouble. It just so happens that a bad element showed up last night.

 "Feel sorry for Trulon but  thought he'd be home with his wife and kid, not out partying or aiding teammates with gangbangers or thugs present."

You are totally off base here. Henry was at home. He had gone out to pick up his brother from somewhere else.

"Unfortunately it just doesn't look good on his record..."

Mainly with people who are predisposed to judge without having the facts, or people who think that someone who has been in prison cannot go straight.

Henry is the oldest player on the team. He was probably the most qualified person (based on his life experiences) to show up there and get the players home safely. What is he supposed to do? Pass the buck to someone else? That worked well in Happy Valley.

PeterE wrote on November 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Sorry to hear about Trulon. Thank God it wasn't more serious and he will recover fine. Trulon has admirably turned his life around and deserves better than this. Reading the other comments most of them berate Dan B for implying Trulon exercised poor judgement for coming to a party where a fight had broke out, even if it was to bail out and get his teammates to leave. It's a shame Trulon was even put in that predicament, even though he was willing to leave home at 3a.m. to come to the aid of his teammates where a fight had broken out. If there was still fighting going on or ready to erupt again and Trulon unavoidably got in the middle that could have been very bad for him, despite his good intentions. Even worse looks like the other party involved in the fighting pulled out a gun and started shooting. I would hope Illini players would have enough sense to clear out at the first hint of trouble or any fighting and also not involve other innocent players like Trulon, who just ended up being in wrong place at wrong time (like the other two guys who were also shot). Brings back bad memory of when Martez was stabbed after he came to aid of former Illini player at a Champaign bar. In any case, hope you get better soon Trulon and please make a complete recovery!  Godspeed.