Terrell Owens Faces Jail Time
Terrell Owens, the NFL’s second all-time leading receiver in yards and touchdowns, might be taking his talents to the penal league.
Owens is facing jail time after failing to make a payment of $20,o00 in child support. According to a report from espn.com, T.O. did not show up for a child support hearing yesterday.
Melanie Page Smith, the mother of Owens’ 7-year-old daughter, has alleged that Owens has not made any payments in months, according to the report. The six-time Pro Bowler previously had agreed to pay Smith $5,000 per month.
County Judge John Goger in Atlanta told Smith’s attorney, Randy Kessler, that if Owens does not show up to a July 19th hearing, he may be thrown in jail.
Kessler told WSBTV.com, “It’s a tragedy, not only that we are here today; this is the third case she has had to file in the last year. We are hoping next week the case will come to a resolution and Mr. Owens will pay and pay every month.”