Given that each and every inmate in every prison is innocent (just ask them), it’s easy to regard with skepticism any claim of, “I didn’t do it.”
That said, former NFL running back Jamal Lewis says he didn’t do it, following his arrest for failure to pay child support.
“My arrest on Wednesday evening was the result of a misunderstanding rather than the result of me being an unfit father,” Lewis said in a statement released to PFT. ”I am a responsible parent and have always provided for my children. That fact cannot be disputed. I have made mistakes in my life, but failing to care for my children is not one of them. I’m confident this matter will be resolved as the legal process plays out, and I will continue to work toward an arrangement within the court system that will allow me to effectively co-parent my son.”
Curiously, the arrest warrant accuses Lewis both of not honoring his financial obligations and of failing to have anything to do with his son.
That second allegation suggests the arrest warrant resulted directly from the uncontested allegations of the child’s mother. In cases of this nature, typically the mother and the father take extreme positions, with the truth (like the child) caught somewhere in the middle.