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T.O. makes his child support payments


Last month we noted that the mother of one of Terrell Owens‘ children was suing him for failing to pay child support. Now the woman’s lawyer says the situation has been handled.

Melanie Paige Smith, who has a child with Owens, filed court papers on June 20 in Atlanta, saying Owens refused to pay the full $5,000 a month he owes. But the Associated Press reports that her lawyer, Randall Kessler, has now filed court papers to dismiss the request that Owens be held in contempt, saying that Owens has made the payments.

There have been conflicting accounts of how many children Owens has. An episode of The T.O. Show featured two of his daughters meeting each other for the first time. Owens said in an interview last year that he has a three-year-old son whom he’s never met because of hard feelings between himself and the boy’s mother. It is not clear whether Smith is the mother of one of those children.

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52 Responses to “T.O. makes his child support payments”
  1. pacificamjr says: Jul 11, 2011 8:21 PM

    way to go TO, you da man!

  2. pacificamjr says: Jul 11, 2011 8:21 PM

    MO’ MONEY!!!!

  3. trbowman says: Jul 11, 2011 8:24 PM


  4. ctiggs says: Jul 11, 2011 8:24 PM

    im sure i have random kids i dont know about either

  5. shieldsisland37 says: Jul 11, 2011 8:26 PM

    Oh thank God.

  6. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 11, 2011 8:29 PM

    Cromartie knows…

  7. moolah954 says: Jul 11, 2011 8:29 PM

    Some girls are crazy you have to protect yourself.. lesson learned T.O

  8. dirtydrynn27 says: Jul 11, 2011 8:30 PM

    He`s supposed to!!!! Dont you have anything else to report???

  9. dempsey63 says: Jul 11, 2011 8:30 PM

    “Child, please!”

  10. dempsey63 says: Jul 11, 2011 8:32 PM

    If he had stuck to the media “b–w jobs,” this never would have been necessary.

  11. bearsnoah says: Jul 11, 2011 8:33 PM

    Wear rubbers. They cost about a dollar at the gas station.

  12. mostepicgnar says: Jul 11, 2011 8:44 PM

    What does he want, a cookie?

  13. iflounder says: Jul 11, 2011 8:45 PM

    so as far as it goes for professional athletes paying there child support thats one down 856,432 to go.

  14. spidey817 says: Jul 11, 2011 8:46 PM

    What a scumbag. Using his daughters for ratings. Can’t be bothered to meet his own son.

    He’s a disgusting human being.

  15. schemefactory says: Jul 11, 2011 8:49 PM


  16. tunescribe says: Jul 11, 2011 8:55 PM

    Forget the CBA/lockout nonsense — this is GREAT NEWS!!!

  17. drgreenstreak says: Jul 11, 2011 8:56 PM

    Little T Learns to Share –
    … and the commentator said, T.O.’s behavior is so childish,” Parker said. “And then [Owens] says, ‘That’s not a bad idea for a book. It should be about discipline since the world thinks I have none.”

  18. rcali says: Jul 11, 2011 9:02 PM

    #1 Dad!

  19. istateyourname says: Jul 11, 2011 9:02 PM

    I take care of my kids!

  20. jtfris says: Jul 11, 2011 9:16 PM

    Nice to see that someone with his ability will be ruining several kids lives by being a screwed up father. Whats the over/under on how many of these kids end up locked uP, 4?

  21. abninf says: Jul 11, 2011 9:17 PM

    Hasn’t met a son because of hard feelings with mother. Now that’s freaking weak. And this is coming from a TO fan. No force on earth could stop me from meeting my son.

  22. azjohnny says: Jul 11, 2011 9:19 PM

    condoms are cheaper than strollers!!

  23. micker716 says: Jul 11, 2011 9:22 PM

    Better get your condoms ready!

  24. pooflingingmonkey says: Jul 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    This has sitcom written all over it!


    Channel 2,851

  25. gimmeabruschi says: Jul 11, 2011 9:32 PM

    I’m not nearly as hard on TO’s antics as most fans. But it is scary realizing this man has bred.

  26. bigbeefyd says: Jul 11, 2011 9:35 PM

    What a classy guy. Srsly.

  27. tjacks7 says: Jul 11, 2011 9:38 PM

    come on TO, pay your child support so your baby mama can go buy a new escalade (or blow through it in various other ways that in no way/minimally help your child).

  28. suckittrebek76 says: Jul 11, 2011 9:43 PM

    The bad part i don’t even drunk

  29. goawayeverybody says: Jul 11, 2011 9:53 PM

    I sure hope TO has put some money away from his long and illustrious career. Not like Mark Brunell and Charlie Batch, for instance.

  30. anotherringingb says: Jul 11, 2011 9:57 PM

    gimmeabruschi says:
    Jul 11, 2011 9:32 PM
    I’m not nearly as hard on TO’s antics as most fans. But it is scary realizing this man has bred.

    hard on? if it wasnt for that, TO wouldnt have this child support issue. (rim shot??? sorry i couldnt resist)

  31. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 11, 2011 10:00 PM

    Once again T.O mans up and does the right thing. Gotta love T.O! And T.O haters,(Eagles fans) keep on digging for a reason to knock on T.O. And after mommy tucks you in and kisses you on the forehead and you see the silhouette of her flapping her arms and doing “the eagle” for you in the doorway before you go to sleep, just remember that T.O was the best WR your team ever had

  32. nflconspiracytheoristdeluxe says: Jul 11, 2011 10:01 PM

    The fact that this is a headline…sad, sad, sad.

  33. laeaglefan says: Jul 11, 2011 10:34 PM

    Hey…five grand a month for having to put up with T.O. for one night isn’t such a bad deal. Its a wonder he doesn’t have 20 kids by now. On the other hand…maybe he does!

  34. Canyonero says: Jul 11, 2011 10:52 PM

    The Greatest American Hero

  35. billsfan1 says: Jul 11, 2011 11:06 PM

    Travis Henry and Shawn Kemp think T.O. and Cro are getting out of hand… oh wait, they are just hoping that they dont get surpassed..

  36. nedhigginssports says: Jul 11, 2011 11:28 PM

    Forget a car service to prevent DUI’s, how some industrious urologist hasn’t made millions off of doing vasectomies for professional athletes is mind boggling.

  37. upperdecker19 says: Jul 12, 2011 12:17 AM

    Kids…get yo’ popcorn ready… can afford it now.

  38. cassrangers says: Jul 12, 2011 12:39 AM

    I’m not so sure I’d be so open about not knowing how many kids I had…. That’s pretty pathetic, I try to give this guy a pass, because he is a good football player who loves the game, plays it with passion and at certain times, has been picked on by the media. Now, I know he has done his fair share to get picked on, but not all the time, and you all know what I’m talking about… but after hearing about this? Wow, that’s just total failure as a father and a man.

  39. raiduhdude says: Jul 12, 2011 12:53 AM

    LOL i wonder if this would even make PFT front page if the NFL wasn’t locked out…

  40. spidey817 says: Jul 12, 2011 12:59 AM

    I’d also like to point out that I always assumed Owens was gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.

  41. timegambit says: Jul 12, 2011 2:33 AM

    We’re gonna need a school just for the illegitimate kids of pro athlete’s soon.

    Great sports teams, but hand puppets are needed for most classes.

  42. joetoronto says: Jul 12, 2011 5:16 AM

    Owens is just another piece of crap among a huge pile of turds.

    And some people actually like this guy, wow.

  43. kevsright says: Jul 12, 2011 7:48 AM

    How newsworthy!
    “Millionaire Whackjob to ‘Do the Right Thing.'”
    Call Spike Lee-
    Bad sequel to a crummy movie! 🙄

  44. bubbabart says: Jul 12, 2011 7:52 AM

    Break out the Bangles and Beads!

  45. rajbais says: Jul 12, 2011 9:22 AM


    Now it’s time for Hines Ward to make bail!

    Also, T.O. makes Antonio Cromartie look dumber than a Kardashian!!! But it’s good to see this crap for Owens go away.

  46. bhindenemylines says: Jul 12, 2011 9:27 AM

    5 G’s a month???!!!

    Nobody says the kid has to eat steak and lobster every meal, did they???

  47. abninf says: Jul 12, 2011 9:51 AM

    4512dawg4512 says: Jul 11, 2011 10:00 PM

    Once again T.O mans up and does the right thing.

    The right thing would be to meet the son he brought into this world and be a father to him.

  48. dbo2020 says: Jul 12, 2011 10:22 AM

    5G’s a month isn’t even that much. At his peak, what was he making – something like $7-8 million? He made $5,000 in about 1 minute of gametime.

  49. dukemarc says: Jul 12, 2011 1:23 PM

    Do you think he makes these women wear a “T.O.” mask when he has sex with them?

  50. tformation says: Jul 12, 2011 2:03 PM

    How many kids do you have before you figure out how to use a condom?


  51. melonnhead says: Jul 12, 2011 7:28 PM

    The right thing would be to meet the son he brought into this world and be a father to him.


    Yeah well unfortunately the baby mama makes that impossible sometimes.

  52. backindasaddle says: Jul 12, 2011 9:26 PM

    My 15 y.o. son and I were watching “American Restoration” on the History Channel the other day and they were restoring an old 1940s era Pepsi store display cooler that sold Pepsi bottles right out the refrigerated water cooler in the 1940s. You insert a nickle, lift the top and pull a bottle out the refrigerated water cooler. My son asked me: “Dad?…couldn’t they just put the nickle in and take as many bottles as they wanted to?….what would stop them from doing that? I told him….things were different back then Danny….people just didn’t do stuff like that. People had a different set of values….better values….an honor system and they just wouldn’t do it. It also applied to many many other aspects of life back then.

    I think T.O. is a perfect example of the present day blatant erosion of such fundamental values.

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