Monday, August 27, 2007

Travis Henry not a Trojan Man (corrected)

How can an NFL player who just signed a $25 Million contract be almost broke?

Here's how:

Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry has a lot of money. Enough that he has a $100,000 car. Enough that he's spent $146,000 on jewelry. But not enough to take care of his kids.

Of course, he has nine of them, by nine different women.

In addition to not having control over his...uh...Little Henry, seems Travis can't control his spending habits. Which almost landed him in the hoosegow:

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Clarence Seeliger this week ordered Henry to provide $3,000 a month for the Lithonia boy he fathered out of wedlock three years ago with Jameshia Beacham, now 29.

Henry isn't the most thrifty guy, according to court records, so the judge wants to ensure payment by establishing an unusual $250,000 trust that Henry must fund by next spring.

Seeliger wrote that the football player displayed "bad judgment in his spending habits," dropping $100,000 for a car and $146,000 for jewelry.

Meanwhile, Henry fell behind on support payments for his child with Beacham that were mandated by a previous order. Threatened with jail, he borrowed $9,800 from his former team, the Tennessee Titans, to pay the bill, according to court records.

Naturally, Henry is looking for a way out:

His lawyer, Shiel Edlin, said that to his knowledge the trust would be without precedent in Georgia. A quarter-million dollars is a lot of money, even for Henry, Edlin said. "He has some concerns and he's weighing his options."

Records show that Henry's children are scattered across both the American and National Football Conferences — including Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Wellon said Henry talked about gathering them together to watch him at training camp. Indeed, part of the custody arrangement Henry reached with Beacham requires two weekend visits when he is playing pro ball.

Edlin said Henry wants to be a good parent. "I know these are a lot of kids, and there might be some questions about it," he said, "but he's a really committed father."

Yup, this Father of the Year candidate is so "committed"...he mentions none of his children in the "bio" section of his own website.

Of course if he needs to raise money to pay for all of those Travis Jr.'s, perhaps he could go for this endorsement:


Preston said...

Dude, Travis Henry is an ex Tennessee Vol. Get it right, Nigel. Don't make me get the MSM to fact check your ass.

Nigel said...


YOW. I just assumed that someone that irresponsible was a Trojan.

For some reason I had him confused with another SC tailback. OJ...

My only excuse (a poor one) is that I was rushing to post that before I left for a Padre game. A rookie blogging mistake for sure.

My bad. Hopefully you have a better post on this since he's one of yours...