Travis Henry is a free man! Well, sort of. The ex-Broncos, ex-Bills, ex-Titans RB who was recently arrested on charges of cocaine trafficking was released from jail on Thursday.
(Travis’ first taste of freedom)
So, was Henry found innocent? Was it a case of mistaken idenity, like in The Fugitive or the Leslie Nielsen opus Wrongfully Accused? Is Travis safe from suffering his own Shawshank Redemption?
No, no, and no. Henry was able to scrape up enough dough to pay off the $400,000 bail set in his case, and got himself sprung from the joint, if only temporarily. Without a weekly NFL paycheck coming in, how was Travis able to afford it?
The DENVER POST explains how:
He put his $360,000 Aurora house up for collateral in addition to $40,000 in cash to raise the $400,000 bail required to get out of jail, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
Wonder where he got the $40,000 cash. Maybe from his recent duties as traffic coordinator.
But just because he’s out of the pokey, it doesn’t mean that Henry can come & go as he pleases. He’s been placed on home detention and must wear an electronic monitor. Henry also cannot come in contact with fellow co-defendant James Mack, who was able to raise enough to take care of his own $10,000 bond. Guess traffic wasn’t as busy in Mack’s area.
The duo have been accused of trafficking cocaine between Colorado & Montana. (How did Wyoming get out of this? It’s right in the way.) For trying to get folks Rocky Mountain high, Henry & Mack could face anywhere from 10 years to life in prison.
That would make it difficult for Travis to attend any NFL tryouts. Or CFL tryouts, for that matter.
(P.S. I’m quite proud of myself writing an entire article without once making an obvious Cincinnati Bengals joke. It’s not much, but it’s something to keep me stoked going into the weekend.)