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Terrell Owens

Arrives to Court --

Don't Lock Me Up!!!

7/19/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news



9:25 AM PT --
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Owens has also been ordered to pay Smith's attorney's fees and expenses -- a $12,000 obligation.

The judge has ordered T.O. to make 6 easy monthly payments of $2,000 ... but if he's late, the full remaining balance will be due immediately and Owens could face additional punishment.

9:10 AM PT -- Randy Kessler,
an attorney for TO's baby mama, Melanie Smith, tells us, "While it is unfortunate that it required court action to get the child support payments resumed, we are glad the amounts have been paid and our client remains hopeful that further court involvement will not be needed and more importantly, that a better, more consistent relationship for her daughter and her daughter's father can develop."

7:45 AM PT --
Court documents show T.O. has finally paid the $20k he owes the mother of his 7-year-old daughter.


Terrell Owens
has just arrived to the courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia ... hoping to convince a judge NOT to throw his unemployed ass in jail after missing $20k in child support payments to one of his baby mamas.

Just the fact he arrived ... on time ... is a big step for T.O. ... considering he blew off his last scheduled court appearance and the judge threatened to send his ass to the slammer if he no-showed today.

Earlier this week, T.O. switched lawyers ... and his new attorney released a statement saying, "Mr. Owens is making the necessary arrangements to pay child support due to Ms. Smith in the Georgia case."

The statement continued, "He regrets that he is no longer able to pay child support based upon his previous NFL income. He hopes to be signed to an NFL team in the future. Mr. Owens has always made his child support payments his top priority."


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Why would you post this article using a photo from NYC? TMZ - come on now, atleast get a photo from Atlanta. Lazy.

773 days ago


Lock him up. I did a year in state prison for my support being late while on probation and I only owed 1,400. Causing me to loose my job. No one should get away with not paying but for those that were and got caught up in the system.. letting him loose is not right.

773 days ago


Gee... I hope to be signed to an NFL team too! There's fantasy and there is reality. Terrell needs to come to terms with the fact that playing in the NFL is no longer a realistic goal.

773 days ago


It;s a sign of honor to screww over the bitch that you got to screw for free and did't care who she was, that is the biggest problem in USA, I can't remember the last time i heard "MY Wife" from a black bum or athlete.

773 days ago


Lawyer's love me some Terrell.

773 days ago

Sam Sunshine     

Your such a looser Terrell. All that flash on screen is nothing but BS! Go rent a section 8 apartment and leave us all alone.

772 days ago


now, if he can only get rid of the herpes...

772 days ago


he needs to hire a top attorney, pay him and get those payments reduced down to more manageable amounts for his broke a$$...(still not broke by middle income standards for sure though) but these babies mommas always want TOP dollar for their OWN accounts... and while I agree these athletes are so stupid and fall for getting them preggers.. they dont diserve to PAY HUGE AMOUNTS... kids dont need any 5k-10k-20k a month in child support... so you know the momma is profiting and not working and expecting the athlete to pay THEIR way as well as the babies...

makes me so mad when women take advantage of the system and make money for their own needs and lives and chalk it up as its CHILD SUPPORT...

772 days ago


T.O. found the end zone once again. I wonder if he pulled out a sharpie..

772 days ago


Lol yall get off of TO dont judge until you're in that situation.

772 days ago


Baby mommas'...all they want is yo dollahs...

772 days ago
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