Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

IT’S HARD OUT HERE FOR TRAVIS HENRY

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Travis Henry has it rough. No longer in the NFL. 9 kids. LOTS of child support. And he may be going to jail on federal drug charges.

So Henry asked to get his child support payments temporarily reduced for one of his children. The judge denied the request.

Henry’s attorney, Randall M. Kessler, said Henry can’t pay that much now because he’s no longer earning a paycheck in the NFL and is in danger of going to prison on federal drug charges.

Robert Wellon, the lawyer for his son’s mother, Jameshia Beacham, argued that Henry spent thousands of thousands of dollars on jewelry, cars, a new home and other purchases the former football player refused to name because of the pending criminal case against him.

Henry, 30, was arrested in Colorado last fall on felony cocaine possession charges. His arraignment is scheduled to take place in April. He paid a $400,000 bond is currently under house arrest.

Wellon spent 2 hours grilling Henry on his spending habits. The lawyer repeatedly questioned Henry about why he made multiple cash withdrawals of up to $70,000 after he lost his job with the Broncos. Henry refused to answer. “All those big withdrawals have to do with my [criminal] case,” Henry said.

Just a guess–but I bet he has some things he could sell to come correct on the payments. Henry says, “I just want to make good. … I want to take care of my children. I want to get my life back together.” I’d say a good start is to value the kids more than the bling and cars.

[tags]Travis Henry, NFL[/tags]

  • PB

    It’s amazing how time and time again athletes that have basically hit the lottery (by playing professional sports) screw things up royally. What an idiot. Enjoy PMITA prison, Travis! FIRE FORD MANG!!!!!!!!1

  • dhaab

    I’m not defending Henry here, but I’m constantly amazed and disgusted at how obsessed our country is with judging others.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    I still don’t think you know what that word means.

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  • dhaab

    Excuse me? Please enlighten me, oh religious one. (eyes rolling)

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    A judgment of someone’s actions is not a judgment on the person. I’m not saying he is a bad person or of bad character. I’m saying that if in fact he just bought jewelry, a new house and several cars and then came to court to ask for reduced child support payments, then he needs to get real. Especially considering his remarks that he wants to take care of his children.

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  • dhaab

    You’re walking a mighty fine line with that definition, my friend. And if you really believe your words don’t imply that Henry is a bad person, then you’re not being honest with yourself. Another point that should be made here is just because the prosecuting lawyer in this case “argued that Henry spent thousands on cars and jewelry” doesn’t necessarily make it true. None of us really know what truly happened here, but you’re assuming that you do.

    And just to be clear, your definition of the word “judge” is incorrect.
    Websters Dictionary says “judge” (as a verb) means “to form an opinion of another person”.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    I’m not walking a fine line at all. We judge people’s actions everyday. My words don’t at all imply he is a bad person, but that perhaps he is making bad choices. You read something into it and there’s not a thing I can do about it.

    And I never said he did it, I said ‘if in fact he just bought jewelry, a new house and several cars and then came to court to ask for reduced child support payments’. Might help if you knew the backstory too. He did the same thing in 07, despite having a monthly salary of $50,000. BTW, did the judge deny his request because he is broke? No.

    And when you write things like “Please enlighten me, oh religious one. (eyes rolling)” that is actually a judgment, as well as condescending.

  • dhaab

    Who’s reading into things again?

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