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Chad Johnson

I Make No $$$

Can't Pay My Baby Mama

5/19/2013 9:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0519-chad-johnson-tmz"At least you're not Chad Johnson" might be something people say soon ... because on top of being a wanted man, TMZ has learned the former NFL star's finances are sinking faster than his career.

Chad filed new court docs as part of an ongoing battle with one of his baby mamas, Andrea Pearson, asking a judge to lower his $5,420 per month child support payments because he claims can't afford it.

In the docs, Chad says he agreed to that number back in March 2012, when he was a successful NFL star. He says he now "finds himself without a contract and without a team. Simply [I am] unemployed."

He also says, at such a late stage in his career, it is CERTAIN he will never make the kind of cash he once did.

The news is a far cry from his money days ... in 2012, Chad claimed he raked in $66k per month​. But he got released from the Dolphins in August after his head butting arrest and his endorsement deals dropped like flies.

As TMZ first reported, a warrant was issued for Chad's arrest on May for an alleged probation violation, also stemming from the domestic violence case.

Hmmm ... where'd it all go wrong?

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46.

sammyy    

You know, Chad clearly messed-up BIG TIME, but I think everyone needs to realize that he is a very emotional guy on and off the field, and we should give him a little slack. OK, go ahead and boo me...

519 days ago
47.

sammyy    

Clearly, Chad messed-up big time, but that aside, it's sad to see such a colorful character in the NFL end his career this way. Many other wife beaters have made it in the Networks because nobody cared then. I'm just sayin' don't rush to judgement on him. He really is trying to be a nice guy in a world of mean people.

519 days ago
48.

superman    

do your river dance now nobody walmarts hiring

519 days ago
49.

bigchapp    

i agree he should support his children, but if the dudes not making millions of dollars a year anymore, why is it so much to ask for adjustment?

519 days ago
50.

Ed    

Everyone seems to be bashing Chad Johnson. I am willing to bet money that more than half of the people on this forum can't pay the 6 grand a month for the child. They probably can't even pay a quarter of that. Chad paid his dues.

519 days ago
51.

Trevor    

I couldn't care less about Chad Johnson, but I don't understand how it costs $5,420 PER MONTH to care for a child. Unless that child has some serious medical issues, it's Impossible.

518 days ago
52.

Kate    

Child support is absolutely ridiculous though! They base 18 YEARS of required support on the income of a sports star-- which will clearly only have a career for a few years. It has nothing to do with the cost of raising a child. Plus- that money is TAX-FREE to the mother....meaning, it equates to about 7-8k of his income a month. There is no way any woman NEEDS that to "raise a child." How about SHE go get a job? Does he need to pay child support? Absolutely- I fully believe in child support. But the system is completely screwed up and it encourages women to stop working entirely to get more money from the man. It's disgusting- and it's 18 years of a FULL RIDE for the mom and child.

518 days ago
53.

notdatkindacoke    

No Ho and her kid are worth 5 grand a month. She needs a lifestyle adjustment.

517 days ago
54.

NYCBlackMan    

Good for his dumb ass....................ONCE YOU GET WITH WHITEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE FELLAS IN THE END YOU LOSE EVERYTHING! TIME TO WAKE THE **** UP 4 REAL! TRUTH!

514 days ago
55.

steve    

broke ??,.....this idiot $tole almost $14-million from the patriots for his last two [forgetfull] full seasons of football......!

503 days ago
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