03.12.09 9 years ago 11 Comments

Former NFL running back Travis Henry (not pictured) is trying to get back into the NFL, which is a good idea when you’re paying child support to nine different children from nine different women. But in the meantime, he’s being profiled by the New York Times, almost as a cautionary tale as we head to this spring’s NFL Draft.

“[My kids are] my blood; I’ve got to deal with it,” Henry said of fiscal responsibilities to his children. He spoke by telephone from his Denver residence, where he was under house arrest until recently for the drug matter.

“I love all my kids,” he said in the interview, but asserted he could not afford the designated amounts, estimated at $170,000 a year by Randy Kessler, his Atlanta lawyer. Kessler said Henry was virtually broke.

“I’ve lost everything in this mess I’ve gotten myself into,” Henry said.

Everything, it seems, except those damn kids. When I was a kid I owned a turtle and a goldfish at the same time and I about lost my mind. I wonder if those 9 kids ever get together and talk about how many kids they’ll have when they reach Dad’s age. That family reunion could be the next Spike Lee documentary. It couldn’t be any worse than Tales From The Hood.

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