Former NFL Star Terrell Owens May Face Jail Time Over Child Support

According to Atlanta television station WSB, former NFL star Terrell Owens did not show up to a court appearance the other day and may be facing jail time.

Owen’s attorney, David Hartin, told the judge it was his fault Owens was not there. Hartin said he didn’t communicate well with his client.

The hearing involved T.O. being $20,000 behind on payments to the mother of his seven-year-old daughter.

Melanie Smith, the mother of Owen’s 7-year-old daughter, said he has not made child support payments in months. A previous agreement required Owens to pay Smith $5,000 per month.

The judge, John Goger, agreed to reschedule the hearing for next week, and T.O. could go to jail if he doesn’t appear.

 

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One comment on “Former NFL Star Terrell Owens May Face Jail Time Over Child Support
  1. In many states, licenses are suspended for failure to pay child support. Then driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the number and nature of the suspensions.

    People need to watch out for many potential criminal law issues such as these when dealing with family law.