Dominic Raiola accused of not paying child support

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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.

26 responses to “Dominic Raiola accused of not paying child support

  1. Thats an atm baby right there.

    I GUARANTEE you that woman isnt working a job. Thats why she went to court. She is making $174,312 a year from child support.

    That is absolutely disgusting.

  2. $14,520 a month in child support? Does that kid get extra cheese on his whopper or something? I don’t care how much Raiola makes–that $14k should be in a trust somewhere for that kid.

  3. Why is this any of our business? Don’t know that it’s fair to paint someone as a deadbeat dad when we don’t really know much about that situation, other than someone filed a motion.

  4. I’m the custodial (only) parent of an awesome kid whose mother hasn’t paid a dime in support in 3 years. If Dom only missed November and December, could she not get by on the $145,000 she received the other 10 months?

  5. As soon as he’s out of the league he’ll get it adjusted to his new job and she will be getting pennies compared to now. Dude should have kept it in his pants if he didn’t want to shell out $14k/mo.

  6. All you people complaining about the amount of child support, realize this child is obviously being raised with zero help from the father.

    If he is not going to share any of the responsibilities of parenting, then why shouldn’t he pay what is about 2-3% of his salary to support the kid?

  7. As a general question:

    Why is the amount of child support tied to the income level of the child supporter? As a matter of state law, shouldn’t there be a dollar amount cap , and a dollar amount floor? Why a percentage?

    I mean, a kid needs between ‘X’ and ‘Y’ amount to ensure its well being, right? Why is the assurance of the well-being of a child rated as a percentage of the father’s salary?

    When income percentage is used to determine child-support, it’s just smoke and mirrors for the real motive: a punitive action. Not saying Raiola shouldn’t be punished, but let’s call it what it is…

  8. Wow. A lot of moral economists here. He probably should’ve spent $5 on a rubber… or $90 for a cab ride home to see his pregnant wife maybe?

    I’m guessing he blames it on Adderall

  9. “Less than a month after Yee gave birth to the child, the two agreed Raiola would pay $14,526.36 a month in child support through age 18 and $1,907.08 a month for child care until age 12, according to paperwork filed in court. Raiola also agreed to provide a life insurance policy for the child with a survivor benefit of at least $1 million, medical benefits and attorneys’ fees incurred by Yee for subsequent agreements, according to records.” – From the original article that they copied pieces of here at PFT

    Michigan child support laws are just messed up!
    Why the extra $1900 child care money until age 12? Are we supposed to believe that the mom is already banking 14k a month in child support but is yet going to work everyday so she needs a babysitter? Seriously? She’s already banking $3600 a week and then she also works a full-time job??? LMFAO….lets get real. What a sham!

  10. chibimike says: Dec 19, 2012 11:29 AM

    All you people complaining about the amount of child support, realize this child is obviously being raised with zero help from the father.

    If he is not going to share any of the responsibilities of parenting, then why shouldn’t he pay what is about 2-3% of his salary to support the kid?
    ———–

    You can’t be a man and co-sign the slanted child support laws.

  11. What is in the mind of you people that is telling you that this little boy doesn’t deserve at least the lifestyle that Dominics other three children are enjoying, including a stay at home mom ? He’s already lacking a father figure in his life. He didn’t ask for any of this. Dominic Raiola did. Remember, the “fraud”?

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