Posted: 11:39 am Monday, July 28th, 2014

Travin Henry staying in school for degree 

By Ken Sugiura

An interesting post script to the three dismissals from the football team last week – defensive end Travin Henry is planning to stay at Georgia Tech to complete his degree, according to senior associate athletic director Ryan Bamford.

Athletes in this position typically leave school to continue their athletic careers, but Henry, dismissed from the team for repeated violations of the athletic association student-athlete code of conduct, has at least temporarily suspended his playing career. He will have to pay his own way to complete his degree work. He is a business administration major.

“I applaud him,” Bamford said. “I hope he’s able to do it.”

Henry was a late addition to the 2012 signing class who didn’t make an impact on the field. Originally a wide receiver, he redshirted the 2012 season then played in two games last season. He was switched to defensive end after the season but did not make a move up the depth chart. It’s conceivable that Henry could graduate and then transfer and play out his remaining eligibility – his last year would be the 2016 season.

The other two players dismissed, wide receiver Anthony Autry and defensive lineman Darius Commissiong, are headed elsewhere. Autry is transferring to Hutchinson (Kansas) Junior College, according to Autry’s younger brother Myles. If that is the case, he will re-join former Tech B-back Travis Custis, who left the school in the spring due to academic issues.

19 comments
wreckbone
wreckbone

Hutchinson Jr college is going to have a better running game than we are. 

GoGT
GoGT

Good luck to Travin, hope he gets his degree!

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Staying at Tech?

Paying for his own degree?

This kid couldn't stay eligible for repeated acts of tomfoolery but I'm suppose to believe he's gonna tighten up and get a paid for degree!

Paint me skeptical.

DawgwithFleas
DawgwithFleas

re-join Custis? I missed where they played together. 

Caius
Caius

The GT degree is worth more than playing the game.  Hope the young man gets the degree.



crackbaby
crackbaby

what are the repeated violations?  smoking weed? 

ChuckAllison
ChuckAllison

I wonder why the student code of behavior was not also violated if the GTAA student athlete code of behavior was violated.  In other words,  wonder why he is still eligible to continue as a student.

juvenal
juvenal

brain lasts longer than brawn....... 

awbuzz
awbuzz

Kudos to Travin for sticking it out.  Hope he's able to get a GT degree.

GTBob
GTBob

Good for Henry. He made some poor decisions that got him off the team. At least he is making smart ones now.

FGT
FGT

you guys can not keep the 2&3 *'s in line can you?  sad day for Zima u.

Jim70
Jim70

Smart kid, except for his ignoring conduct rules.  at least he will get a great education. 

10percenter
10percenter

@ChuckAllison 

If you are wanting to hold regular students to the same standards as athletes when it comes to pot, there are going to be a lot of empty dorms on North Ave.  

Spitzensparx
Spitzensparx

@ChuckAllison

What cloud are you on?... The rest of the students aren't subject to drug tests for the evil weed!  Boy would tech have been a lonely place if all dopers were booted when I went to school there, and I bet it might be pretty lonesome now, too.


Not saying that its wrong for him to be held to a higher standard as a scholarship athlete, but lets be REAL.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Juvie --- What a weekend @ Stamford Bridge!! :) :)

The protocol son returns!! :):)

Drogba is still a better option than Torres, Demba or Sammy Eto'o! !

Finally some help for Eden the Great......

Costa - Drogba & the devil Rom.

Crown us champs!! :):):)

forexbomb
forexbomb

@10percenter @ChuckAllison Exactly..  This constant paranoia about pot is mind blowing. The tragedy is that there are people in this country who are serving LIFE in jail for minor pot offenses.. Pathetic!

ChuckAllison
ChuckAllison

Tech should not allow anyone who has failed a drug test to continue attending classes.

Even though they are not drug tested like athletes, they should be and Henry should be excluded because they know he is a druggie.  Sptzenparx, do you also use marijuana?

forexbomb
forexbomb

@ChuckAllison Are you that Stupid!  and NO I don't smoke the evil weed...  But to penalize anyone for Mary Jane, which should not be illegal, is ABSURD!   Good Grief...