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Joe Johnson


Stop Jerking Your Baby Mama Around

4/8/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0407_joe_johnson_gettyNBA superstar Joe Johnson has been threatened by a judge -- stop screwing your baby mama out of bonding time with your son or I'm throwing your ass in the slammer!!!

TMZ Sports has obtained court docs, filed in Georgia, which show Johnson just got HAMMERED by a judge after his baby mama claimed he's been breaking the terms of their custody arrangement for their 6-year-old son.

The woman, Shannon Becton, claims Joe is supposed to give her progress reports about how the kid is doing in school and in his extracurricular activities when he's in his custody. 

Problem is, Shannon claims Joe isn't keeping her in the loop -- "I am unaware of my child's whereabouts, and [Joe] is interfering with me maintaining a healthy relationship with my son."

Shannon claims she only talks with her kid "once a week if lucky and he is now being raised by a nanny since Mr. Johnson travels a lot."

But the biggest issue -- Shannon claims Joe had agreed in their custody arrangement to pay for her to fly to NYC to visit their kid, but FAILED to come through. 

According to docs, filed on March 11, Johnson was found in contempt of court for blowing off his obligation -- and the judge warned if he screws up again it "may result in [Johnson's] incarceration. 

We reached out to Johnson's reps for comment -- so far, no word back. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

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Lol take a bus to visit your son. And why doesn't this article say why the mom doesn't have custody? Unfit mother/ drug addict making demands. Sit down..

167 days ago


Just because someone does not have custody of their child does not necessary mean they are a bad parent. There are many other reasons why a situation can be the way it is and drug and abuse isn´t always the reason.

167 days ago

K South West    

Baby mama ? Its a shame on TMZ to just fuel racial stereotypes to gain hits we aren't slaves anymore

167 days ago

K South West    

Tell the "judge" to mind his business... he apparently is sad that he is a paleface while this man has a much cooler job

167 days ago


Take cay yo kiiidz.

167 days ago


So let me get this straight a judge will lock a father up for doing this but thousands of women on a daily basis keep their children away from their fathers out of spite and nothing happens to them??????????? **** this country

167 days ago


Kind of strange the courts gave physical custody of a school age kid to the parent who travels all the time. The judge knows this man is traveling 8-9 months a year but gave him full custody?? Makes me question anything she says.

167 days ago


TMZ, there has got to be a better way to refer to his child's mother................www.javabody.com

167 days ago

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