Unfortunately, yet again this summer, a former Buffalo Bill has removed the need to create an imaginary scenario where a current member of the squad is arrested. The dubious honor this week goes to former RB Travis Henry.
He was arrested last October in Montana after authorities found 6 pounds of marijuana and 6.6 pounds of cocaine that allegedly belonged to him. Federal agents described Henry as the "money guy" in the operation.
In April, Henry pleaded guilty to one count in trafficking cocaine. He faced the mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in prison. But U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull sentenced Henry to three years in a Florida prison and another five years' probation. Cebull also said that if Henry completes a 500-hour drug treatment program while in prison, he would take 12 months off his sentence. Plus, Henry is already being credited the 2 months he served in a Montana prison, so he could be released as soon as November 2010.
Travis' lawyers say he was "duped" by his friends who were in the drug trade. Supposedly, they took advantage of his fragile state after he was released by the Broncos.
Dealer: Hey Travis. We know you're stressed cuz you've got kids to feed and no job, but here's the plan. You give us oh, say, $10,000 and we'll turn it into $30,000 by the end of next month.
Travis: Ok! Saay... you're not gonna make this money selling drugs are you?
Dealer: No, no, no. We're uh... gonna play the stock market.
Travis: Oh, ok.
I was always a fan of Travis. He kept his head down, ran hard and didn't ask for any special treatment. When McGahee showed up, he kept his mouth shut and kept running. Unfortunately, the Bills ran him out of town, and thanks to his poor decisions, alleged marijuana abuse and his 'high character' company, Travis will spend many months in a federal penitentiary.
In all seriousness, good luck Travis ... we wish you the best.
p.s. *cough cough*MARSHAWN-PAY-ATTENTION*cough cough*