NFL star Terrell Owens is on the defensive.
The athlete, who has four children from four different women, missed a court appearance in Atlanta last Thursday for overdue child support, but says it wasn’t his fault and has fired his attorney.
RumorFix received a statement from Terrell’s rep late Monday night explaining the error, “Unfortunately, Terrell Owens was never informed by his attorney that he was due in court last week in Georgia regarding his current child support case. This led to many negative headlines for Mr. Owens, calling him a ‘no show” and “facing jail time” for the recent missed court appearance.”
The statement goes to to read that Terrell’s attorney has taken responsibility and has been removed.
Terrell owes $20,000 in child support to Melanie Smith, the mother of his 7-year-old daughter.
Since Terrell is no longer with an NFL team, his income has dropped dramatically and he says he’s no longer to pay the more than $45,000 a month payments due to all of his exes.
“Mr. Owens has been working diligently with his attorneys to modify his onerous child support payments so that they are in line with his current income and sate guidelines, as well as to establish visitation with his children,” the statement reads. “Mr. Owens has successfully modified all of his other child support obligations and is current on all payments. Mr. Owens is making the necessary arrangements to pay child support due to Ms. Smith in the Georgia case.”
He’s due in court again on Thursday.