Christopher Owens seeks to have protective order dismissed

Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens at a recent players-only practice in Buford.

Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens at a recent players-only practice in Buford.

Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens denies ransacking an apartment that he was paying for his former girl friend and son to live in and any acts of violence, according to court documents filed with the Superior Court of Gwinnett County on Thursday.

He contends that the spurned former girlfriend is seeking “revenge”  because he does not want to be in a relationship, that she threatened to never let him see his son again and had plans to ruin his reputation by contacting and other media outlets.

Owens and Latia Terry, 22, of Lawrenceville, have a 9-month-old child together.

“He’s been a good Dad,” said Randall M. Kessler, Owens’ attorney, on Friday. “He plans to keep being a good dad. He denies all of the claims.”

According to a Gwinnett County police incident report, Terry told officers that she left her apartment at 11 p.m. on Sunday, and when she returned home late Monday morning, the door was still locked, but the apartment had been burglarized and her possessions damaged.

The officer wrote in the report that the drywall in the living room had several holes, pictures were on the floor with holes in them and a flat-screen TV was lying on the floor, also with holes in it.

The TMZ report seemed out of character for the soft-spoken Owens, 24, who was named the Atlanta Falcons Man of the Year in 2010 for his community work.

Owens also contends, in his response, that the ex-girlfriend, even after receiving the restraining order, contacted him and yelled and screamed at him.

Owens contends that later on the day that Terry obtained the protective order, she took to the internet to berate and slander him. He also alleges that Terry has harassed Owens’ friend, which resulted in the police coming out to visit her. She was instructed to cease and desist or face a stalking charge.

According to Gwinnett court records, a family violence hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 22.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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45 comments Add your comment


June 17th, 2011
5:03 pm

I can’t believe i am frist! She sound like a sick person.

Arthur Blank

June 17th, 2011
5:08 pm

Get this thug out of my sight.


June 17th, 2011
5:21 pm


June 17th, 2011
5:22 pm

Owens, keep your caller id! and phone records/messages. It saved me from a frivolous TPO made by an ex some years ago. she said I was stalking her and such. Once I was served, I did not answer her repeated calls which were displayed on my caller id device. She kept calling my cell phone after calling the police and getting the order. I took my caller ID device to court and got cell phone records, Case dismissed.


June 17th, 2011
5:24 pm

I sure hope, for his sake, that he’s telling the truth…


June 17th, 2011
5:28 pm

Yeah. She lying on him! Get her Owens!! Don’t let her get away with trying to ruin you. One more thing. Get your son!!


June 17th, 2011
5:32 pm

The daughter of a Stepford wife. No good can come of this situation!


June 17th, 2011
5:39 pm


where are the true fans

June 17th, 2011
5:51 pm

Quit with the thug comments. You have no idea if the MAN is innocent or not so how about waiting till you hear my about it before you comment on anything you racist piece of ….(I’ll let you fill in the blank if your able to)


June 17th, 2011
6:02 pm

This is typical…..She was probably weekend action for the young man and because he slipped and had a son with her she wants a relationship and he doesnt. She sounds like a woman scorned to me, Lets see how it plays out in court, before yall start calling this man a thug. He has’nt been in troubl before and does alot of work in the community so Ill give him the benefit of the doubt


June 17th, 2011
6:04 pm

O yeah get your yung’n Chris….If he is telling the truth -I wouldnt want her raising my son.

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

June 17th, 2011
6:06 pm

The very sad thing about this situation is that there is a child involved. My wish is that the two of the adults, without placing blame on either, summon up enough maturity to do what is best for this baby.

And yes, Go Falcons!!!


June 17th, 2011
6:10 pm

All theses people calling him and all the players thugs, are the same people who watch and enjoy the game. They even cheer for the thugs. The proof is that they are reading this article, Yup!! Most def, thug fans, my fault NFL fans!!!

Sam the Sham

June 17th, 2011
6:27 pm

There’s an old saying about dog’s and fleas.

macon falcon

June 17th, 2011
6:37 pm

As usual, ALWAYS 2 sides to every story…. that’s why I hate to just accept what I read.

@ David

June 17th, 2011
7:10 pm

Congratulations for being frist!


June 17th, 2011
7:16 pm

I wonder what % of NFL and NBA players have one or more illegitimate Children? I’d guaranteed you that the great majority of these players also came from single parent homes.

All you do when you throw money at a degenerate is have a wealthy degenerate with the same moral standards as before. Sadly, all this does is perpetuate the same behavior from their offspring.

Here’s and idea: Date for a while, keep your zipper up, get married, have children, and be a real man and take care of your wife and children!–like a Matt Ryan or Tony Gonzalez!


June 17th, 2011
7:27 pm

First things first, has Owens even legally established his paternity? Doubtful or it would have been reported here. This child is already nine months old, what has he been doing all this time? Now, that he wants to end a protective order, he is stepping up to do what he should have done on day one. Hum?!!!

Uncle Tom

June 17th, 2011
8:44 pm

See, it’s always best to get to know, and be with your mate for let’s say…oh, a year before “coming together” to make whoopee, and “having a baby by accident”. This way, you have 12 whole months to figure out if you realllllly want to be with him/her.


June 17th, 2011
10:42 pm

i agree keep your zipper zipped, then if you cant do that wrap it before you tap it then if you cant do that then remember you cant get pregnant in the mouth lol

Stevie B

June 17th, 2011
10:48 pm

Now you know the rest of the story. I personally stick with my original statement. This “lady” embellished and exagerated her story. Run Owens, Run. I believe him, hope he is telling the truth. Now go do something at the Childrens Hospital and get your name in the press that way. This will be forgotten before the NFL and Players reach a deal


June 17th, 2011
11:25 pm

Aaron Rogers just hopes Chris is back at nickelback by playoff time so that GB can win again.


June 18th, 2011
7:54 am

Hell hath no fury…

My ex actually punched herself in the face then had me arrested for it…

Karma caught up to my ex then and it will catch up with Owens’ ex too.


June 18th, 2011
9:33 am

This is not news. This is the same kind of crap involving the same kind of people that you can see on ‘Cops’ nearly every night. Or, at any local zoo in the primate exhibit.

Truth Tongue

June 18th, 2011
10:31 am

The Brother wanted to leave, (already had a new chick it seems) his lady/ec lady got mad, tore up the house, then called the po po to look like a victim is what it sounds like to me. Leave him alone.

My question is can she play corner b/c Owens can’t.


June 18th, 2011
10:31 am

Kurtis, that’s about the stoopidist crap I’ve ever seen posted on ALL the AJC blogs over the years (and there have been some doozies).

You are hands down the biggest tool to lay hand to keyboard yet.

Ted M

June 18th, 2011
12:02 pm

ok I guess I jumped to conclusions when first saw this story.


June 18th, 2011
1:51 pm

Owens will rebound as far as the baby drama. He probably did half of what she said. Why would she lie when he is paying her rent ? She was the number 2 girl and she was causing problems with the number 1. Now he will destroy her in court because she want be able to prove it. Sad story for all parties, nothing good will come from this.

just me

June 18th, 2011
1:53 pm

It sure was nice of Chris to lock the door behind him. Sounds like BS to me and she will be the loser.


June 18th, 2011
2:02 pm

sports in America today are manned mostly by thugs, ne’erdowells, and criminals…Falcons’ players are no different


June 18th, 2011
3:04 pm

Hey RUSS…read the article. Owens was paying for the apartment she and their son lived in and the lawyer reiterated that Owens has been a good father. Sounds like he stepped up from day 1 to take care of his son. She sounds like loon.


June 18th, 2011
7:17 pm

Why is it that kids are made to suffer so much? If people thought of the kids first 99% of things like this would not ever happen.

just me

June 18th, 2011
11:06 pm

Sid, it’s all about greed. I want what you have and will do what I have to do to get it. Sadly, the kids are the second thought.


June 19th, 2011
12:14 am

its one thing to get paid to play on the field its the other to be played by the field and have to pay what springer show brought to the masses just real shame it involves 1 of our players again

tricky dick

June 19th, 2011
10:02 am

……. I am not a crook !


June 19th, 2011
4:42 pm

I guess now she is crazy – and a stalker and all those other names you wanna call her – hugh.
12 months ago – she wasnt any of this. Its your fault you didnt wear a condom.
now you get to deal with crazy ass – for the next 18 years! Got to be more CARFUL!


June 19th, 2011
4:44 pm

Big Dude

June 20th, 2011
11:07 am

Typical “gold digger” who thought she found a way not to work the rest of her life (hook up with a professional athlete). When it back fired, she went to plan B.
There, I said it. Let’s talk about something with some substance like getting football back. C-MON MAN!

F Troop

June 20th, 2011
1:32 pm

Ugly scene. Many of these guys have targets on their backs by these prowling females. And Owens is supposed to be one of the good behavior “community” guys. I wish Trojans were the answer. It runs deeper than that.

Most people have no idea how much tail is being thrown at the rich, young, athlete – and young women have no compunctions about bedding and breeding. Not anymore. He’s a paycheck whether there’s a wedding or not. Hate it for ya, Chris.


June 20th, 2011
4:59 pm


June 21st, 2011
8:25 am

No man has ever had a girl friend or wife that did not go psycho on him at some point. It happens to everyone man unless you’re gay.

Big Dude

June 21st, 2011
9:02 am

Life is a choice. We choose our companions. There are some who will not take responsibility for their actions and blame others. Married 40 yrs. Not gay and have a good wife.


June 21st, 2011
10:39 am

I hate to say it, but women can be quite vindictive. You guys that are in the spotlight have to carry more than a condom these days to protect yourself. It’s a shame but, there are a lot of women out there that are greedy and have an agenda. Be very aware of who you lay down with, it could be a longer ride than you think. Good Luck to you Christopher, I hope it all works out for you, and cherish the child. They have no choice in all the drama, they just need and deserve a good life filled with those who will love and care for them.

Afghan Falcon Fan

June 21st, 2011
11:51 am

Slanderous comments by bloggers are a waste of space and time. Please be constructive in your comments…


June 21st, 2011
1:18 pm

she reported like $50,000 worth of stuff ruined…ya ur living in an apartment, and have a $28,000 shoe collection?…of course u can afford to ruin your own stuff when ur baby daddy is paying for it all…this bitch is crazy!!!