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Ray Lewis

I Don't Trust My Baby Mama

with My Money!

1/25/2012 11:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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NFL superstar Ray Lewis admits he fathered an 11-year-old boy in Florida ... and he's totally willing to provide support -- with one caveat ... he doesn't want the baby mama to get her hands on the money.

According to court documents filed in Florida, Lewis has an ongoing paternity case over his son with a woman named Sharnika Kelly. In court papers, Lewis acknowledges being the father, but the issue of support is slightly more contentious ...

According to the docs, Lewis is hesitant to fork over money to Kelly because he says she has an outstanding judgment against her in a civil case ... totaling over $1,000,000.

In the docs, Lewis says he has "grave concerns about the Mother's character" and feels she'll siphon off money meant for his son ... either to pay off her debt or support her other child ... not Ray's.

Lewis is asking the court to establish a guardianship for his son to manage any support Lewis eventually pays.

Lewis and Kelly had a hearing scheduled for last month, but Lewis had to reschedule because he had a game in San Diego. The judge has yet to rule on his request.

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TJ    

Hmmm, he didn't seem to have any concerns about her character when he knocked her up. Maybe next time you keep it in your pants.

817 days ago
2.

Pebblebeach    

Team Lewis...

817 days ago
3.

kim    

He could always have her killed, like he did his other girlfriend.

817 days ago
4.

Joao    

He owes over $1mil in child support---presumably because he has paid NOTHING and HE has "grave concerns about the Mother's character". Did I get that right?

817 days ago
5.

kinm    

that should be the right way to do it - for everybody, too many gold-diggers these days

817 days ago
6.

MyOpinionOnly    

Sounds like this guy not only is a heckuva lot smarted than most of these athletes with baby mamas and has one heck of a lawyer! Good for him! Support IS meant for the child, not the lifestyle of the mother.

817 days ago
7.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

If you can't trust her with your money then you should not have trusted her with your sperm.

817 days ago
8.

Steelers suck    

Ahhhhh, just have her whacked Ray! Not like you haven't done it before. I'm sure you could probably even hire the same thugs to help you!

817 days ago
9.

MP    

When will these men ever learn to wear a freaking condom??

817 days ago
10.

Tammy    

I'm going to assume that he recently found out about this child because I doubt this case has been going on for 11 years without a payment. Hence, I think she'll automatically get 11 years back child support since she's been taking care of the kid without Ray's assistance for that long and can use that money however she since siince it's a sunk cost. The guardianship, if approved, can only dictate how she uses the money from present until the child turn 18. Good move on your part, Ray.

817 days ago
11.

Sassy    

Kim, you horribly have Ray Lewis mixed up with Rae Carruth, a former NFLer who's pregnant girlfriend was murdered (baby survived) while he was driving behind her in another vehicle. A car pulled up beside her and shot into her vehicle. The 2 involved in her murder testified he paid them to kill her and Rae Carruth is currently in prison for that crime, not currently walking free on a football field! WTF?

817 days ago
12.

Sassy    

Anyway, I think what he's asking for makes perfect sense in light of her lawsuit! TJ, are you really comparing her character from 11 years ago with her character now? That's just dumb.

817 days ago
13.

KWDragon    

Right - didn't murder his GF. This is the Ray Lewis that was involved with the two stabbing murders after a Super Bowl party in 2000, right? While his involvement in that event is highly suspicious, at least I think he is getting it right with this one. The welfare of the child, not the parents, should come first.

817 days ago
14.

Jexica    

No Joao, you DIDN'T get it right. SHE owes $1,000,000 in a separate civil case.

817 days ago
15.

happypat35    

Don't want these problems? Always wear protection or stay abstinent.

817 days ago
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