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July 7, 2009

Defense attorneys arguing for lower sentence because Travis Henry was "duped" into drug crime

This new story from USA Today, headlined "Lawyers: Travis Henry 'duped,' deserves light sentence,"  indicates that another NFL player in trouble with the law is hoping to run to sentencing daylight with a notable sent of legal moves:

Attorneys for Travis Henry say the former NFL running back deserves a light sentence in his federal cocaine trafficking case because he was "duped" by friends in the drug trade.

Federal agents have described Henry as the "money guy" in an operation that moved cocaine between Denver and Billings before it was busted up last year.  Henry, of Frostproof, Fla., pleaded guilty in April to trafficking at least 11 pounds of cocaine and faces a possible 10 years or more in federal prison.

His attorneys say Henry was taken advantage of by his co-defendants — at a time when he was under "severe emotional and mental distress" following his release from the Denver Broncos last year.  Sentencing is set for July 15, before U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull in Billings.

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