ESPN has revealed that 33 year old convicted felon Travis Henry can make a return to the game that made him famous before his involvement in a cocaine cartel made him infamous.
Adam Schefter, an ESPN insider, recently divulged that Travis Henry has been removed from the NFL suspended list that previously precluded his re-entry to the sport of football.
Although the onetime NFL running back has yet to be signed to a team, he is free to pursue a comeback if he chooses.
If he has similar talent there is no reason he can not attempt to accomplish what Michael Vick did.
Henry has not performed in an NFL game since 2007.
In fact, there is no indication or expectation that he will sign with an NFL team.
In October of 2008, just a couple months after the Denver Broncos released Henry, federal authorities arrested him after investigating his alleged involvement in a cocaine trafficking enterprise.
Soon after, the disgraced athlete was convicted of financing a national drug cartel that transported cocaine between Montana and Colorado.
In 2009, Henry was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.
Despite the fact that Henry grew up as a child of poverty, parented by a single mother who picked fruit to support him, he grew into a standout athlete who set records as a University of Tennessee running back.
In 2001, the Buffalo Bills franchise drafted Henry, where he remained until he joined the Tennessee Titans for two seasons and before concluding his pre-prison career with the Denver Broncos in 2007.
The Broncos cut Henry from their roster after just one season along in a twenty two million dollar, 4 year contract amidst allegations of drug use, his involvement in a cocaine cartel, and his perceived, albeit alleged disinterest.
According to court documents as well as testimony, Henry, the father of eleven children, by 10 different women, became involved in the cocaine trafficking to pay child support obligations he was having trouble meeting.
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Original article: espn.go.com
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