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Travis Henry wants to be like Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress


He’s been reinstated, and announced that he wants to come back to the NFL.

But apparently, Travis Henry’s phone isn’t ringing.

The former Bills, Titans and Broncos running back said he’s still holding out hope, and looking to the examples of Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress as evidence he could do the unlikely.

“In my time away, people would know who I was and talk in a disappointed way like I threw away my career,” Henry told Andy Villamarzo of the Pascoe Tribune (via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News). “It just haunts me when I think about it. I see guys like Vick and Burress and say ‘Why can’t that be me?’ ”

Well, there is the small matter of the upcoming 34th birthday, the fact he plays what many consider a non-premium position and hasn’t played in five years, after serving a prison sentence for cocaine trafficking.

Or, it might be no teams are willing to subject their receptionists to calls from the 10 mothers of his 11 children.

”People make mistakes,” Henry said. ”It’s what you do after to get back up. I just want to show young kids that people make mistakes and you can get up and you can fight. You can’t ever let anyone tell you ‘You can’t’ because, trust me, a lot people told me that being reinstated was going to be impossible.”

Henry’s working with a trainer in Florida, and seems to be taking the process seriously.

But it will still be a serious upset if anyone gives him another chance.

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31 Responses to “Travis Henry wants to be like Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress”
  1. richndc says: Aug 17, 2012 11:37 AM

    Hey, this guy was once a ‘master-blaster’ when it came to churning out killer farts. I say, give him another chance!!!

  2. joetoronto says: Aug 17, 2012 11:38 AM

    What part of “No glove, no love” don’t you understand, Travis?

  3. bfells98 says: Aug 17, 2012 11:39 AM

    Is he really training??? Hahahaha

  4. RUAHORNH8R says: Aug 17, 2012 11:40 AM

    Seriously? Dude is 34, with no football in 5 years?
    Guys that are 21 with tons of upside cannot make a squad….. Good luck man! Prove me wrong ! Would be a helluva comeback!

  5. thesmartestmanever says: Aug 17, 2012 11:41 AM

    from tfafficking cocaine to canton, not likely.

  6. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Aug 17, 2012 11:42 AM

    I wonder if he tells his 11 children that Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress should be their role models?

  7. packhawk04 says: Aug 17, 2012 11:43 AM

    You’ve been reinstated. Congratulations. Thats as far as you’re going to get.

  8. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 17, 2012 11:46 AM

    I remember when I saw this guy at a Bills scrimmage against the Browns in Edinboro PA. I kept mentioning how he would just run people over.

    Sad to see this. Theres not way anyone calls him at 34. I dont even know when his last year was.

  9. blackandbluedivision says: Aug 17, 2012 11:50 AM

    If he pays more attention to his kids he can train them enough to field his own football team.

  10. jsho55 says: Aug 17, 2012 11:51 AM

    Well Travis it may be to late for you to be like Vick or Burress…….but you’re within reach of being just like Antonio Cromartie.

  11. covercorner says: Aug 17, 2012 11:53 AM

    Travis Henry is the father figure of the NFL.

  12. rahavort says: Aug 17, 2012 11:59 AM

    Wow…what two great role models to follow in their footsteps…

  13. mezanine10 says: Aug 17, 2012 12:00 PM

    Calvin Murphy isn’t too happy about Henry getting out of prison. Henry will continue his assualt on Murphy’s record for illegitimate keedz. My money is on Henryto break it!

  14. 00reo says: Aug 17, 2012 12:02 PM

    When a player starts using the phrase “in my time” …he’s already passed it.

  15. redandgoldhitman52 says: Aug 17, 2012 12:05 PM

    i’ll give pauly shore or jack black a better shot at making a roster spot then travis henry.

  16. quitcrying says: Aug 17, 2012 12:05 PM

    Clint Stoerner fumbles & UT recovers. 5 straight Travis Henry power runs ending in a Travis Henry TD to win the game. Kept UT alive in route to the 1998 undefeated season & national title!

  17. scotchrocks says: Aug 17, 2012 12:19 PM

    A team should bring him in for a workout just to piss off Tiki Barber.

  18. carpetpissers says: Aug 17, 2012 12:25 PM

    Tiki Barber is flabbergasted!!

  19. mjkelly77 says: Aug 17, 2012 12:29 PM

    Travis Henry wants to be like Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress

    What, a loser?

  20. 49erstim says: Aug 17, 2012 12:32 PM

    He has earned a second chance in society, not football.

  21. yahmule says: Aug 17, 2012 12:47 PM

    A lot of people don’t know this, but Darin Gantt is Henry’s 9th and ugliest child.

  22. eventhorizon04 says: Aug 17, 2012 12:47 PM

    The issues for him:
    1. Age
    2. Multiple failed drug tests earlier in his NFL career
    3. The seriousness of his drug charges – he wasn’t caught buying a little weed, he was the alleged “money collector” for cocaine dealers and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

    I’m a huge believer in second-chances, but this would be his fourth or fifth.

  23. rr2000k says: Aug 17, 2012 12:47 PM

    He wants to go to prison????

  24. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Aug 17, 2012 12:52 PM

    it was funny censorer person because plaxico shot himself in the leg and vick killed dogs. get it. oh humor is lost on the underpriviledged.

  25. jdvallee says: Aug 17, 2012 12:55 PM

    I thought with the jail time and all, he ALREADY WAS like Plax and Vick…..

  26. pftree says: Aug 17, 2012 1:18 PM

    Somewhere, Tiki Barber is “flabbergasted” at this report.

  27. lilrob10201 says: Aug 17, 2012 1:23 PM

    Tiki Barber…..Is that you ?

  28. matthewcarlson1 says: Aug 17, 2012 1:38 PM

    I dont like when teams bring back troublemakers.. they take away a first chance from another guy and give it to a guy who already blew his shot.

  29. oneandonlyramsfaninpa says: Aug 17, 2012 1:59 PM

    show kids there is a second chance? how about show kids that they have to live with the choices that they make. he made a choice to traffic drugs, he should live with the fact that it ended his NFL career. kids now days need to know that so they don’t make the same mistakes!

  30. minnesconsin says: Aug 17, 2012 2:53 PM

    great, so this turd and michael vick can get back in the league, yet goodell is essentially ignoring Johnny Jolly’s application altogether? (as per Goodel’s own 8/1 comments, “I don’t know whether we’ve received it. We can check on it for you.”

  31. laserw says: Aug 17, 2012 5:42 PM

    This guy has high standards. He wants to be like Mike the Dog Killer and Prison Time Plaxico. I’m all for him spending time behind bars. Maybe he could club a few baby seals just to add his own twist on athletic arrogance.

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