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Terrell Owens

I Missed Court

to Audition for the NFL

11/4/2011 5:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Terrell Owens
claims he wasn't trying to duck his baby's mother by not appearing at a child support hearing last month ... instead, he claims he had an obligation to attend a public workout session in the hopes of securing an NFL contract.

TMZ broke the story ... a California judge issued a bench warrant for the football player's arrest for not appearing at a scheduled hearing on October 24.

But T.O.'s rep tells us he tried like hell to reschedule because he had a massively publicized workout at Calabasas High School that day (below) ... but his baby's mother wouldn't cut him a break.

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As far as the child support payments are concerned, T.O's rep says ... "Mr. Owens pays child support payments for his 4 children. The amounts are based on his 2007 Cowboys income of $11-$12 million a year."

T.O. claims the payments are unfair because he was making 1/5 of the money when he was playing for the Bengals after he left Dallas ... and currently has "no income."

The rep concludes, "Mr. Owens is working to resolve all of these matters and appreciates his fans' support. We are confident that Mr. Owens will be signed this season to the NFL and all of his child support payments will be modified fairly according to his true income."

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1.

Sammy    

What a dead beat pices of s***. He has a kid that he NEVER sees. On his reality show one of his friends were telling him hiw awful it was for him not to see his child. Pathetic. Especially since his own father was not in the picture. NO excuse. I hope his childs mother nails him to the wall. If the kid can't have a father, atleast they will have a lot of nice "stuff". Loser.

1000 days ago
2.

Googie    

TO is probably still supporting, or trying to, but he just isn't earning as much money as babies' mamas were counting on. They'll just have to adjust their greediness to his new income or lack of.

1000 days ago
3.

The Real JJ    

You cant expect a man to pay child support based off his 07 salary. His baby mama could've gave him a break. He was out trying out for teams, to get money that would eventually find its way in her pocket.

1000 days ago
4.

tomas    

4 kids + 18 years of child support = 1 broke jackass.

1000 days ago
5.

makeitstop    

T.O. - you need to be spending your time looking for a better attorney

1000 days ago
6.

Fameme    

T.O. could of scheduled his workout at a different time. No teams even showed up. So acting like the workout conflicted with the hearing is silly. He should change his name to Uncle Rico(see napolean dynamite).

1000 days ago
7.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Let's see:
1. The woman he knocked up didn't set the date the judge did.
2. Why didn't he change the date of the work-out. It's not like they didn't already know that no teams were planning on showing up.
3. He's a deadbeat dad. Isn't it strange that all 4 of his child support cases are based on the same years contract.
4. He's a douche bag (just thought I'd throw that in).

1000 days ago
8.

The Neko Nation    

The biggest attention whore and self entitled idiot in sports today next to Lebron James and Dwayne Wade. TO, nobody wants a cancer on their team anymore. Just go ahead and stop messing around with all of your so called suicide attempts and fini***** already.

1000 days ago
9.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

His child support should be according to his current earnings, not his past earnings. She should be fair about it, not vindictive.

1000 days ago
10.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Imma use that excuse in my next court hearings. Yeah, yo hona... I had try-outs to go to.

1000 days ago
11.

Buddy The Elf    

Did I read that right?
The piece of crap has four kids, and has never been married?
Wonderful role model.

1000 days ago
12.

Ganjanator    

Wow. Pay your damn child support!!!

1000 days ago
13.

Steve    

"I had to work " is not a valid excuse. Courts do not work around your schedule.

1000 days ago
14.

KicksandGiggles    

I guess the 2 years and $22 million he made with dallas isn't enough to make sure HIS kids get support. :(

Toss his deadbeat butt in jail and clip the nads, he has no control over his mouth and can't control those either.

He is not worth lining my cat litter box with.

1000 days ago
15.

Holly    

California law uses current earnings to calculate child support. Changes in income, deductions, custody time, and many other factors.

So all you bitches STFU

1000 days ago
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