T.O.’s contract could affect child support case




Terrell Owens paid $20,000 to the mother of his daughter in Atlanta last month.

Terrell Owens paid $20,000 to the mother of his daughter in Atlanta last month. (Curtis Compton, AJC)

Terrell Owens’ new contract with the Seattle Seahawks has already affected his child support case.

The Atlanta attorney for Melanie Smith, the mother of one of Owens’ four children, said Wednesday he would move for dismissal of Owens’ request to have his $5,000-a-month payments reduced.

In an email to the AJC, Randall M. Kessler said, “Now that Terrell Owens has a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks, we will soon file a motion to dismiss the request for a reduction in child support he filed last month. We are glad that he is back in the NFL and wish him the best. This will benefit him and his children.”

Owens, 38, agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Monday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. He has not played in the NFL since 2010.

He has struggled to pay child support to his four children, ages 5-12.

In July, the six-time Pro Bowl receiver avoided possible arrest, paying $20,000 in back child support to Smith, the mother of his 7-year-old daughter.

His support payments total $44,600 a month. Despite earning what he has estimated as $80 million during his 14 years in the NFL, Owens says he’s broke.

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[...] T.O.’s baby mamas are serious about their child support, since they can’t live without it and it is their only source of income. They aren’t even waiting to see if T.O. makes team before going back to court to make sure they get their money. The Atlanta attorney for Melanie Smith, the mother of one of Owens’ four children, said Wednesday he would move for dismissal of Owens’ request to have his $5,000-a-month payments r… [...]

Jason

August 8th, 2012
4:54 pm

$5,000 a month. That is a little much, I agree that he should have to pay child support, but $60,000 a year is crazy…that is more than a lot of households that support more than one child.

Alana

August 8th, 2012
5:33 pm

Now Black men see why it’s so important to wear a condom and choose with whom they have children with. T.O were to go to jail for failing to meet his monthly child support obligations. The mother and children would ultimately be in a destitute situation. Money is not everything.

Who cares?

August 8th, 2012
5:42 pm

Alana, what are you talking about? Now Black men see why it’s so important to wear a condom and choose with whom they have children with. sorry, did know that was a black man problem only. This sounds like a rich man& gold digging woman problem to me…..and we all know rich men and gold diggers come in all colors…….Now loan me 5 dollars!

[...] T.O.’s baby mamas are serious about their child support, since they can’t live without it and it is their only source of income. They aren’t even waiting to see if T.O. makes team before going back to court to make sure they get their money. The Atlanta attorney for Melanie Smith, the mother of one of Owens’ four children, said Wednesday he would move for dismissal of Owens’ request to have his $5,000-a-month payments r… [...]

[...] for Melanie Smith, the mother of one of Owens’ four children, said Wednesday, that he would move for dismissal of Owens’ request to have his $5,000-a-month payments reduced. In an email to the AJC, Randall M. Kessler [...]

[...] “Now that Terrell Owens has a new contract with the Seattle Seahawks, we will soon file a motion to dismiss the request for a reduction in child support he filed last month,” attorney Randall M. Kessler told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. [...]

damn T.O

August 9th, 2012
8:08 am

Damn T.O. u know bytches ain’t shyt but hoes and tricks. Use em for what they good for and get rid of em. Stupid ass triflin bytch Melanie, be smarter black people.

buckhead benny

August 9th, 2012
10:04 am

Hell you think Melanie just signed with the Seattle Seahawks- Time to modify the Georgia child support rules and make women accountable for their conduct when getting paid monthly- they paint dad’s that pay child support as deadbeats when their late or have an economic downturn in fortune- do the math- it doesn’t add up what he pays now- he doesn’t have any money left over after 50k a month in child support is almost 600k a year- give the guy a break- these dumb bi*ches don’t need that much money to support a child and everyone knows it.

However, these women are allowed to have dudes stay with them and live there and have no responsible conduct when taking child support- so children are exposed to random dudes coming in and out of the house as supposed “boyfriends”

He will still get it lowered since it was based on his contract from 2 years ago- you can’t modify your decree but every two to three years so he got screwed on that as well and those figures are based on him making multiple millions a year-

Wondering

August 9th, 2012
12:17 pm

It used to be in GA that child support to a mother with one child was 17% of the father’s annual income. I was told by my attorney that pretty standard for two was 28%, and when my ex wanted more, the judge fixed it at 28%. That’s before taxes. Child support is not deductible.

T.O. needs to take care of his children. If he can’t play football anymore, that doesn’t mean their lives end. He needs to find other work and support them. There is no reaon for his kids to end up on WIC or some other taxpayer supported form of welfare.

Wondering

August 9th, 2012
12:20 pm

TO can try to get a meretricious conduct clause, and judges view it as in the best welfare of the children. Good luck enforcing it. It takes a lot of evidence to have a mother declared unfit. Also, is TO willing to take on the responsibilities of raising his own kids?

kjohnson

August 9th, 2012
3:12 pm

oooooooooweeeee i bet he wishes he could go back in a time machine so he could ignore this heffa when he first saw her LOL !!!!!!

Ms MJ

August 9th, 2012
5:09 pm

I know plenty of women who are not black that stick it to men who are not black so that they can get paid. Moving on……

Condom Lawyer

August 9th, 2012
11:51 pm

As yur unlicensed Condom Lawyer, Iz advise all Athteletes to use a condom and stickz it in yur pocket whenz you are done doing the nasty. Always make da women gargle listerine in frontz of yuz in da caze of oral..

mike

August 10th, 2012
12:51 pm

I thought the new child support rules based the payments on BOTH spouses income??? Oh, wait…that’s only for regular working joe’s. Since this is her only source of income, it should be reduced to 5k. He is paying CHILD SUPPORT, not ALIMONY and CHILD SUPPORT because they were never married. I don’t understand how a court can determine that this is what she needs to raise this child…especially with other kids to take care of. The system sucks, and yes..black men should wear a condom to protect themselves from gold digging skeezers like this one! The man ain’t even had the ink to dry on the contract and she’s begging for more…he just gave her 20k in back support and she’s already looking for more?? The kid couldnt need that much money for support…but I guess if juniour needs to ride in a mercedes to day care, and his mom has to look good for the trip (hair, nails, new bag, jummi choo shoes), then so be it. I just wish someone would stand up to this treatment for once!!!! Make that heffa get a job by reducing the amount she receives….taking care of your own child isn’t a job that she should be paid 60k a year for!!!

mark in jc

August 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

According to public records, a Terrell Owens’ home in Fulton County is about to be foreclosed on, too…

Poke Jordan

August 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

You know when you are a famous athlete, entertainer or anybody with alot of money. You got to be more careful! People out there trying to get paid, one way or another. You got to cover up no matter how bad that ass is until you ready to chill. I just hope the mom banking some of that money for the child education. T. O. you made ya bed so lay in it!

Riz

August 10th, 2012
5:04 pm

Gold digging sluts! Should of gave them a wrong name….

crimson 1

August 11th, 2012
1:44 pm

T O got screwed not with these loose women but these investment counselors, accountants, and scammers. Lesson for the rich athletes. Take as many classes as possible in business. Damn shame he’s work so hard to be broke. Never trust people when it comes to money.

Jenn

August 13th, 2012
6:38 pm

you know he has done this 4 times…why hasn’t he wised up?? Seems to me this is an issue he needs to deal with. Go ahead and blame the women BUT he knows all about protection..he chose not to so you choose to support not 1, not 2, not 3 BUT 4 children from 4 different women.

Rudy

August 14th, 2012
6:58 am

That’s nothing, I watched 3 of the moms and him on Dr. Phil, as they lined up on him like a firing squad because they weren’t getting what they used to from him when he was in the height of his career.. He used to pay them 20,000 each a month!! No wonder he’s broke. And they were complaining about not getting plane tickets paid for etc… I mean for years you got 20,000 a month and your complaining… Why isn’t that money sitting in a bank somewhere waiting for those kids?? Oh because they prolly used it on themselves!

Common Sense Not So Common

August 14th, 2012
4:38 pm

Yep, that’s black logic for you: the black women must be gold diggers and poor little T.O. is the victim *eyeroll* The way people talk, you’d think these women forced him to have sex with them lol Are black men not aware of little invention called THE CONDOM? Is it really necessary for a black woman and man to have a baby every time they have sex? What happened to personal responsibility and accountability for both genders? Gold digger (meaning black women, non-black women have NEVER married a black athlete for money only “true love” ya know lol) is thrown around a lot but these guys must love giving their money away. Quite making excuses for idiots. Child support laws have been around for 40 years, yet black guys like T.O. are STILL perpetually surprised when “the man” comes to collect. No wonder people think black people are dumb. I wish every time an athlete has child support issues, it wouldn’t make the news: they’re an embarrassment to the entire black collective.