Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Travis Henry: 9 kids. 9 kids' moms. 1 paycheck.

"'I love all my kids,' he said in the interview, but asserted he could not afford the designated amounts, estimated at $170,000 a year by Randy Kessler, his Atlanta lawyer. Kessler said Henry was virtually broke."

"Henry made no excuses but said absentee fathers were part of the landscape during his developmental years. His father disappeared early on, only to resurface at the dawn of his football fame."

The story is sad, not only due to Henry's predicament, but because the story is so common. Who was going to prepare Henry for the reality of fatherhood, and on a broader level, how is Henry preparing his children to follow a path different from their father's path?

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