Center Dominic Raiola hasn’t been having much fun on the field this season and he’s got some off-field difficulties to deal with as well.
A motion filed in Macomb County Circuit Court alleges Raiola is two months behind on paying child support. The motion claims Raiola did not pay the mother of his five-year-old son the $14,526 he owes every month in either November or December.
The Detroit News reports that Raiola had a son out of wedlock with a woman named Andrea Yee in February 2007, a few months before Raiola’s wife had the couple’s third child. Raiola is listed as the child’s father on the birth certificate and, according to court records, he acknowledged he was the boy’s father in an “affadavit of parentage.” The monthly payments were part of a larger support agreement that Raiola and Yee reached shortly after the child was born.
Raiola did not respond to the newspaper’s request for a comment while Yee’s attorney and the Lions declined the opportunity to comment about the case.