T.O. a Dead-Beat Dad
New York Post
NFL free agent Terrell Owens has been simultaneously slapped with court papers by three different women for alleged unpaid child support totaling $35,000. Melanie Paige Smith alleged in a Friday court filing that dad-of-four kids (by four different women) Owens has failed to pay her the $5,000 in monthly support she says he owes. She further states that the out-of-work wide receiver, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, missed two other payments over the past six months. (T.O. settled those payments after Smith filed a petition for contempt against him.) Meantime, two more women, Samelia Miller and Kimberly Floyd, jointly filed papers against Owens in Los Angeles on Friday alleging he owes them a combined $30,000, reports say. Smith filed in Georgia. Her lawyer, Randall M. Kessler said in a statement: “Our client only filed as a last resort . . . she hopes it will not get to the point where the judge will incarcerate him and that he will simply pay the support he agreed to. We hope so too.” Kessler’s office is now looking to serve Owens after an attorney who had been repping the six-time Pro Bowler informed him that he and Owens have parted ways. The last time Kessler tried to serve Owens with papers in August, the athlete was in Atlanta shooting a television show. But a process server missed Owens, who then headed to LA without seeing his daughter, Kessler says. Reps for Owens did not return calls seeking comment. Smith, Miller and Floyd each have one child with Owens. TMZ reported this week that Owens narrowly avoided foreclosure on a Dallas condo he owned by selling it for $350,000 less than the $1.95 million he paid for it three years ago.