IT’S HARD OUT HERE FOR TRAVIS HENRY
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]