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Terrell Owens --

I Can't Afford My Child Support Payments

10/31/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Times are tough for Terrell Owens -- so much so the currently former NFL star is asking a judge to lower his child support payments ... TMZ has learned.

Owens, who is currently not an NFL roster, wants to reduce the payments he's making for a son he shares with baby mama Monique Reynolds ... because, according to his rep, he's simply not getting paid these days.

The rep says Owens wants to make the payments a little more reasonable, adding, "His child support payments should mirror his income today and not be based on his income from over four years ago."

Owens was due in court in Northern California for a child support modification hearing on October 24, but didn't show up. His rep says his lawyers tried to reschedule, but lawyers for Reynolds refused.

T.O.'s audition for prospective NFL teams -- the one nobody showed up to -- was the next day.

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16.

Steve    

Where the hell is all this guys money? Hasn't he been on like 2 tv shows, and plays football? I don't feel sorry for this ******* at all.

901 days ago
17.

beachgal    

He doesn't have money for his kids? Lying deadbeat. Go away, TO.

901 days ago
18.

EMB    

I have a weird idea, CONDOMS.

901 days ago
19.

Melissa    

Oh booooo hooo!!
That is what they make condoms for you idiot.
Pay the lady and quit whining!

901 days ago
20.

TJ    

It just amazes me how these guys burn through all their money. Don't feel sorry for him at all.

901 days ago
21.

B    

You gotta figure his child support payments could be like $50,000 a month. Wasn't Charlie Sheen paying nearly $200,000 a month for his kids while on Two and Half men. Child support is based on income, if TO's income is down, then his payments should follow. That's how it works.

901 days ago
22.

B    

You guys are taking this article wrong. TO is not filing for bankruptcy, he also isn't BROKE. 4 years ago he made a yearly salary of 5 million, plus he had endorsement deals and a TV show. NOW, he has no endorsements and makes about $800k. That's a pay downgrade and he shouldn't have to pay more because you guys have issues with your own deadbeat dads. If he was required to say, pay 10% a year... that would mean at his highest paygrade he was giving his children $500k a year because he had it, to ask a man making $800k a year now to give over 50% of your income is ridiculous and it SHOULD be adjusted once he proves to them that he no longer makes that much money anymore. This is why the courts exist and all people whether poor or rich should be given the same treatment under the law.

901 days ago
23.

kimberly    

iknew ths marraige was not going 2 work ever since seeing the entire family on the Bora Bora trip Kris H. is just differnt. Its 2 diffulcult 2 have 2 controlling people in a relationship. Iam one myself. Its too bad, but we learn by r mistakes Kim has a huge support system, lets hope Kris does too.

901 days ago
24.

TheHOLETruth    

Okay, I'm not feeling for you on any level. Firstly, you're poking that chick,she gets pregnant [surprise, surprise-smart dame] then your dumb azz tries to weasel out of the child-support [typical ghetto trash tactic - ON THE RARE OCCASION THAT THEY CLAIM THEIR KID OR ACTUAL PAY ANYTHING] and THEN when you do get a hearing your lazy azz refuse to show up [AND YOU REQUESTED IT] Get you GED and get a real job, any thug can slam people to the ground [in the name of "sport"]. You sired another black kid without a father.

901 days ago
25.

Tammy    

I see nothing wrong in wanting to lower his child support payment if his income has lowered.

901 days ago
26.

Michael     

Put $100,000 away for the kid's college, cover a medical plan, and pay "fair" child support. Everybody knows that anything beyond that will just be a slush fund for the baby mama to buy cars, clothes, and jewelry for herself.

If he has to pay out more than $4,000 a month for child support to help pay for the child's home, clothes, and meals, he's getting screwed. My mom was divorced with four kids and she worked it out on much less.

901 days ago
27.

LOL    

He is so backwards- take care of your kids and THEN God will bless you...He can move in with his mom or have his mom move with him.

901 days ago
28.

Stacie    

Give the man a break!!! Everyone needs to stop acting so self-righteous. If his income has changed, he has the right to ask for a modification. As far as him having multiple babies...he is not the only man that has done this. Get over it! Oh and for the stupid low-class women on here blaming it on the woman. These stupid ass men out here know damn well out here that if they are famous some women will do this on purpose just to get a lifetime check...both are at fault. Period!

901 days ago
29.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

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playah already pay morn mos baby daddy
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jus letta brah lif an love
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Harvey cant sing or dance - squinting jewdrawf!.
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TMZ - more commercials / more fun!

901 days ago
30.

Lowfreq13    

I would like to see the Giants give T.O. a tryout. Eli Manning needs another deep threat to throw to.

901 days ago
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