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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

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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So he made millions during his career and has nothing to show for it. Dumb ass.

520 days ago


Chad Ocho No Dinero!!!!

520 days ago


evelyn is where it all got wrong

520 days ago

Truth is    

Go and find a 9-5 like everybody else....your child/ren need/s to eat

520 days ago


Well if he is unemployed and can't pay his child support, there is no excuse he can't spend some time in jail. Maybe a few months of confinement will give him some encouragement to get out and find a job.

520 days ago


It's not as if he has been laid off from his job dude made enough he should never been in that spot.

520 days ago


a warrant was issued for Chad's arrest on May for an alleged probation violation. A mere toothless formality that one of those celebrity clowns (judges) issued as a guise that s/he is complying with the "law"--such as it is in California.
Chad couldn't give a gnats ass about his kid--the first thing he did after getting dropped by the Dolphins is buy an ostentatious car to hide his money before his obligations (e.g. CHILD SUPPORT, etc) came after him. That ahole is a 1st class loser.

520 days ago

shauna hokams    

Another dead beat parent!

520 days ago


Bad, bad choices. Zero sympathy. Welcome to reality, you obnoxious, egotistical idiot.

520 days ago


THEN ~~~~~~GET a JOB and pay your support fool!!

520 days ago


how about instead of saying pay his baby mama you call it what it is he will not support his own child

520 days ago

Elizabeth Alan    

Ahhh yes, we minimize the other aspect of income siphoning; meet our legal system. Be it for living an indulgent life style, drugs and liquor, or child support. Everyone wants a piece of your pie.

520 days ago


This isnt news. ESPN did a story a couple of years ago that stated that 64 % of all NFL players are bankrupt within 6 years of retirement. When you dedicate your life to a sport you cant focus on classes and most of them arent smart enough to realize the money eventually runs out.

520 days ago

clit ripper    

Why is it black "celebrities" seem to have a lot of child support drama ? Or is it racist reporting ?

520 days ago


Where did it all go wrong? Somebody must have told Chad that his the money well had no ending.

520 days ago
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