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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Travis Henry Reinstated To NFL After Drug Charges

Travis Henry, known more for his unconscionable amount of children more than his prowess on the field, was reinstated from the suspended list and is free to sign with an NFL team that might be interested, according to Scout.com.

Henry, a 33-year-old running back that played 90 games in the NFL, has not played since 2007. A few months after being cut by the Denver Broncos, Henry was arrested by federal drug agents in October 2008.

He pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of conspiracy to traffic cocaine and was sentenced to three years in prison for financing a drug ring that moved cocaine between Colorado and Montana.

Henry has said that at the time of his arrest that he was struggling to keep up with child support payments. So instead of working on getting on with another team, Henry decided to become a drug dealer, which speaks to where his head was.

Perhaps that’s the residual that comes with having 11 children with 10 different women. That is not a misprint.

His story could be such a feel-good thing. He rose from a childhood of poverty; his single mother picked oranges for a living. But Henry made it happen on the football team, becoming a record-setting running back at the University of Tennessee.

He was drafted in 2001 by the Buffalo Bills and joined the Broncos in 2007 after two seasons with the Tennessee Titans. It was all set up for him to create the life he wanted.

But one season into a four-year, $22.5 million contract, Henry was cut following allegations of drug use and a perceived lack of commitment.

His income gone, Henry turned to the drug trade in part to cover mounting child support payments, according to court documents and testimony.

Henry has rushed for 6,086 yards and 38 touchdowns in 90 NFL games. Latching on a team after five years out of the league promise to be a tough chore

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