Woman Says Owens Refuses To Pay Child Support
Terrell Owens’ baby mama says the football star refuses to pay the full $5,000 a month in child support that he owes.
Melanie Paige Smith filed court papers June 20 in an Atlanta court seeking to hold the player in contempt.
Owens “has failed and refused to pay the full amount of child support for June 2011,” Atlanta attorney Randall Kessler wrote in court records. Owens’ financial advisers have informed Smith that he’s decided to no longer pay the full amount, Kessler added.
Kessler said Wednesday that Smith doesn’t have any ill will toward Owens.
“She simply asks that he follow the order to which he agreed,” he said. “Rather than discussing his situation with her or her lawyers first, he simply cut his child support.”
Owens’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not immediately return messages Wednesday seeking comment.
Owens, a free agent, is recovering from knee surgery and can’t sign with a team until the NFL lockout is resolved.
We’re willing to bet that Terrell Owens didn’t expect to wake up to this amount of slander today.
To his defense, the NFL is in the midst of a four month lockout.
T.O. can’t be the only NFL player ducking out on his child support right now.
Don’t worry, T.O., the league and the players union is working on a new agreement right now.
The lockout should be over soon.
It’s hard out here for a NFL baller.