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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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31.

Jennifer    

Welp, Im sure he makes enough to buy A PACK OF RUBBERS!!!!! Dumb ASS Loser- "4" kids?? One day he will "regret" one day when he is broke and has nobody- his grandchildren wont know him and his own kids wont want to visit. Life is precious, short and you get what you give- "Period"!

1053 days ago
32.

Cooley    

STFU. Terrell, let me tell you how court works. You don't have to "try like hell" to get the woman to reschedule. Tell the judge your complications and the judge can decide to reschedule the hearing.

Are both he and his reps incompetent?

1053 days ago
33.

Cooley    

His rep said "We are confident Terrell Owens will be signed to the NFL."

Damn. This is Terrell's problem now. He wasn't practical and didn't plan for the future. He made millions and millions over 7 years and he didn't plan well for retirement.

Now, his people are banking his future on his playing for the NFL THIS YEAR when the season has started, no one came to his exhibition and no team in the NFL has called him or offered him a contract since.

That man is so dangerously disconnected from reality. It's sad.

1053 days ago
34.

END TIMES    

The thing is, he's right. He shouldn't have to pay his child support if it's based on him making 11 mil a year w/ the Cowboys. Granted he should pay something, but he shouldn't have to pay a percentage of 11 million the rest of his life.

1053 days ago
35.

just because    

one time my ex gf hit me in the face n made my nose bleed because she was smoking meth n then she broke my tv

1053 days ago
36.

Amro     

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1052 days ago
37.

Tessa    

I'M NOT AT ALL SURPRISED BY HOW MANY PEOPLE HERE DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE LAW, BUT, I'M SURE THEY SHOULD KNOW AT LEAST SOMETHING ABOUT, AS THEY REFER TO IT " BABY MOMMA, BABY DADDY". THE LAW IS THE SAME IN ALL U.S. STATES WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION. THE VERY "MOMENT" HIS INCOME CHANGED, HE SHOULD HAVE FILED FOR A MODIFICATION, HE DIDN'T! CHILD SUPPORT DUE REFLECTS UPON THE DAY YOU FILE FOR MODIFICATION. IF YOU DO NOT FILE, IT IS YOUR FAULT, AND NO ONE ELSE'S. THIS IS THE LAW. A MAN THAT CAN PLAY IN THE NFL SHOULD BE ABLE TO MANAGE HIS OWN LEGAL AFFAIRS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS CHILDREN AND HIS RIGHTS.

1052 days ago
38.

fstblk    

Time to sell the jewelry!!!!!!!

1052 days ago
39.

Barb    

When did tryouts become "auditions?" Or does everything just become auditions (tryouts, job interviews, etc.) when you live in the Thirty Mile Zone?

1052 days ago
40.

anthony    

Let me get this straight, you mean to tell me that all the money he paid for child support so far is still not enough, is baby mama running low on gucci bags. what is the baby mama doing to support her kids, she doesn't have enough time between getting her hair did and he nails did to fund a job. kfc and popeyes are hiring everyday. with the money T.O. sent so far, should have college paid off for all 4 of them and enough left over to get them on their way. I know T.O. not showing up is irresponsible but they guy was trying to get a job. Just a shame no one showed up, the man is still great, and did a good job of being a good player in Cincinnati, he is still better than 3/4 of the leagues wide receivers, but i guess baby mama has to much Chanel stuck in her ears.

1052 days ago
41.

kellie    

Hey T.O., Kim K is almost single...she has loads of cash...plus she loves black athletes...here's your chance buddy. What a couple they would make...she's garbage and he's a dead beat dad.

1052 days ago
42.

kellie    

I bet his assistants haven't gone without a paycheck. I bet his house note and all his other bills are paid. These high paid athletes and celebrities have no concept of priorities. Your children should be number one...no ifs ands or buts about it! Get your sh*t together Terrell...I have NO sympathy for you.

1052 days ago
43.

Balloons Over America    

4 children born in 2 years by 4 different mommy's, all four mothers he hates (Mysoginistic)= Closet Homo

972 days ago
44.

Anthony Asberry    

Terrell Owens is human just like everyone else on this earth. Mr Owens is going to make bad decisions like we all do in life. To Terrell just go back to the way your grandmother raise you and everything will fall back in place. Sometime we get lost in this world; but just remember the things that your grandmother taught you before you became T.O and you will be fine. Do the best you can for your kids and let them know you love them because they are to young to understand your schedule. It only take five minutes to call on each of them and let them know you thinking of them because with kids it goes a long way. I am telling you this because my father is a former 49er and he took the time to call we didnt spend alot of time with one another but his call let me know that he was thinking about me. So could luck and hope that you do get an opportunity to get back in the league.

922 days ago
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