Would it be unkind to suggest Travis Henry’s comeback hopes have taken a slight hit over the past 24 hours?  From the Denver Post’s Kirk Mitchell :

Former Broncos running back Travis Henry was arrested yesterday along with an accomplice for a large cocaine sale out of Centennial, according to federal authorities.

Charges were filed against Henry and James Mack this morning in U.S. District Court in Denver, according to a news release by Jeffrey D. Sweetin, Special Agent in Charge of the Rocky Mountain Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration,.

The sale involved multiple kilograms of cocaine, the news release says.

Both Henry and Mack are in federal custody.

Not to diminish the seriousness of the alleged crime, but Henry’s desperate act was undoubtedly motivated by the child support payments he must meet for 9 different mothers. Said motive is no more sinister than John DeLorean‘s ill-advised attempts to rescue his automotive company thru the ill-gotten gains of a drug deal.

I don’t have to remind you the DeLorean is today considered an iconic symbol of a beloved era, immortalized in one of the most popular films of all time.   We’ve come to appreciate John DeLorean’s maverick sensibility and perhaps many years from now, Travis Henry will also be remembered fondly.