Everyone knows the old adage, 'no such thing as bad press,' but in the case of Terrell Owens' latest brushes with the spotlight, well, maybe we could amend that statement a bit.
From an ill advised appearance on Dr. Phil that showed off his poor parenting skills to his recent release by the Indoor Football League's Allen (Texas) Wranglers, T.O. has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. While it has been keeping his name fresh in the minds of the general public, it's doubtful that any of it is getting him closer to an actual NFL field again.
Now, we can chalk up another potential court fight with one of his baby-mammas.
On Wednesday, a lawyer for Melanie Paige Smith filed an amendment to petition for contempt against Owens for sending her taunting texts regarding his failure to pay child support. In the documents submitted, in May 2007 Owens was ordered to pay Smith $5,000 a month in child support. He has "failed and refused to pay any child support" from December 2011 through this month.
One of the texts cited read as follows:
"The other mothers got a dose of reality once my attorneys and judge explained by (sic) financial situation. … so you can only imagine wht's gonna happen when we go 2 court."
After his appearance on Dr. Phil, where he was confronted by Smith and others, it was reported that Owens was broke and had no money to pay his massive amounts of child support. T.O., however, refuted that claim during an interview he had for an Atlanta radio show.
"No, I'm not broke. … My circumstances have changed. That means I don't make the same amount of money that I used to make." Owens said.
Besides the instances listed above, the 38-year-old receiver has also made headlines by firing his agent Drew Rosenhaus and turning to agent Jason Woy to try to revitalize his NFL career. Woy is a Dallas based agent that Owens thinks can get him back into the league.
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