ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of Terrell Owens’ child says the NFL star has refused to pay the full $5,000 a month in child support he owes.
Melanie Paige Smith filed court papers June 20 in an Atlanta court seeking to hold the player in contempt.
Attorney Randall Kessler said Owens has refused to pay the full $5,000 for June. He says in court records that Owens’ financial advisers have informed Smith that the athlete has decided to no longer pay the full amount.
Owens, a free agent, is recovering from knee surgery and can’t sign with a team until the NFL lockout is resolved. Owens’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not immediately return messages Wednesday seeking comment.
Smith’s attorneys say Owens is a resident of Fulton County, which encompasses most of Atlanta.