Lord have mercy. More baby daddy drama in pro sports. You now how much I hate that term but it fits perfectly for this latest athlete. Most sports fans know about former NBA player Shawn Kemp and how he has spread his seed amongst many women. The latest to make similar news is former NFL running back Travis Henry. Dude has nine chilllin. Yeah I said nine chillin. Nine chillin by nine different women!!!!
With Nine Mouths to Feed, Travis Henry Says He’s Broke
By MIKE TIERNEY
ATLANTA — Travis Henry was rattling off his children’s ages, which range from 3 to 11. He paused and took a breath before finishing.
This was no simple task. Henry, 30, a former N.F.L. running back who played for three teams from 2001 to 2007, has nine children — each by a different mother, some born as closely as a few months apart.
Reports of Henry’s prolific procreating, generated by child-support disputes, have highlighted how futile the N.F.L.’s attempts can be at educating its players about making wise choices. The disputes have even eclipsed the attention he received after he was indicted on charges of cocaine trafficking.
“They’ve got 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.
Henry had just returned from Atlanta, where a judge showed little sympathy for his predicament during a hearing and declined to lower monthly payments from $3,000 for a 4-year-old son.
Three days after the telephone interview, he was jailed for falling $16,600 behind on support for a youngster in Frostproof, Fla., his hometown.
“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.
His eldest child was conceived while Henry was in high school, before he was named Mr. Florida Football and a Parade All-American. The child was unplanned as were all but one of his offspring, he said.
Some of the women claimed they were using birth control and it’s obvious they lied. But he should have still wrapped it up. Why is it that some men refuse to use a condom? Especially with HIV/AIDS doing serious damage in the black community. But right now he has nine mouths to feed that’s costing him $170,000 a year.
If this man doesn’t want anymore children added to his current lineup maybe a vasectomy is the answer. Especially since he and his fiancee have decided not to have children. Speaking of fiancee, who is this woman who hooks up with a man with nine children by nine different women, who was jailed for falling behind on his child support, violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy and last year was arrested for cocaine drug trafficking. Yes, I know no one is perfect but isn’t this a bit much 😦