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Terrell Owens Responds To His Baby Mama

NFL star Terrell Owens isn’t taking yesterday’s slander from his baby mama lightly.

In yesterday’s news, Owens’ baby mama, Melanie Paige Smith, claimed that the star football player “has failed and refused to pay the full amount of child support for June 2011,” and filed court papers against him.

Today, in defense of these allegations and an attempt to clear his name of the slander, Terrell Owens’ publicist released the following statement:

We are saddened by Ms. Smith and her attorney’s need to bring this to the public as a news story.

Mr. Owens has never once missed a payment or fell behind in child support payments for any of his children.

When his income changed a few times over the last few years, dramatically decreasing, he continued to pay the child support amounts as they were structured for his previous significantly higher income.

For June 2011, Mr. Owens communicated directly with Ms. Smith to let her know prior that he would only be able to pay half of the month’s support payment on the due date.

He also will be seeking an adjusted child support amounts based on his current financial situation due to the fact that he is currently unsigned and the NFL is on lockout.

Mr. Owens has always provided for his family, all children and all responsibilities.

The fact that Ms. Smith attorney is using this difficult time as a press opportunity is a shame.

In the meantime, Mr. Owens is doing everything he can to make his payments as ordered.

I also would like to stress that is a private family matter that Mr. Owens takes very seriously and is handling.

Like we said yesterday, times are hard due to the NFL lock. Everyone should just let T.O. be great and cut the man some slack.

In other Terrell Owens news, his VH1 reality, The T.O. Show, will return this summer.

Hopefully he’ll be able to cut that child support check after his VH1 check clears.