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So What Does Shanny Think of This?

October 3, 2008

I have not made much of a big deal over the recent Travis Henry investigations. Really, I pawned it off for not only am a very busy but it just doesn’t surprise me. That is just sad. If you do not know what it is all about here is the lowdown according to the Associated Press:

Travis Henry and James Mack are in federal custody on suspicion of knowingly and intentionally conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. A preliminary hearing and detention hearing were scheduled for Monday. In other words he tried to sell cocaine and what they didn’t mention in that is that he made death threats if he did not receive the money.

Of course I think that this is a shame and it is a disgrace that we ever had him on the team for this is just insane. He is obviously completely unstable. He has a terrible addiction to this. For a guy who could have become one of the NFL’s greatest Running Backs this is an absolute shame in and of itself.

But what does Broncos coach Mike Shanahan have to say about the situation? “Obviously, when a guy gets an opportunity, you’re hoping that he is going to take advantage of it from a football side,” Shanahan said after the Broncos’ practice today.

“And when he didn’t do the things that he was supposed to do during the offseason program, obviously, we released him. But for him to experience what he’s experienced right now, I wouldn’t wish that on anybody and it’s really a shame.” He quoted to the Associated Press on the tragedy of the situation. 

Shanahan signed Henry to a five-year, $22.5 million contract with the Broncos in 2007, and he was a staunch defender of Henry’s as Henry appealed a positive drug test last year, to the point where he was fined $25,000 for suggesting that hair and lie-detector tests were more reliable than the urine test that the league uses for its substance-abuse policy.

So obviously from a football standpoint I think that Mike Shanahan must of really liked him. He had said himself that he was “the perfect guy for the Broncos running scheme.” 

“Obviously, he made some mistakes when he was younger. A lot of guys get a second chance and deserve to get a second chance,” Shanahan said today. “Obviously, he didn’t take advantage of it.” Shanny is correct and I think that there is no way we will see Travis in the NFL again especially with the plethora of experienced Running Back free agents.

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One Comment
  1. October 3, 2008 6:48 PM

    Oh yeah, Travis is never coming back…

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