When Terrell “T.O.” Owens didn’t bother to show up for his July 12 child support hearing, a judge threatened to lock him up. So naturally, T.O. found his way to the Atlanta family court on Thursday morning to, first, not wind up behind bars, and second, settle his nearly $20,000 child support tab to one of his baby mommas, Melanie Smith, reports TMZ.
Smith, who claims that her baby daddy stiffed her a few times on child support payments for their 7-year-old daughter, squared off with T.O. in court on Thursday.
The dueling pair’s previous agreement stipulated that T.O. give Smith $5,000 a month in support payments. The miffed Mom claims that she has not seen a red cent from T.O. in four months.
In order to avoid the slammer, not only did T.O. pay Smith the monies he owed her, but he also took care of her $12,000 attorney’s fees at his latest hearing, according to the court documents.
Paying what he owes Smith is well and good, but what she reportedly would like to see happen is that he spend more time with his daughter, according to her lawyer Randy Kessler.