Former NFL linebacker Clint Session facing jail time for being a deadbeat dad

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An arrest warrant has been issued for former Colts linebacker Clint Session, and he faces six months in jail for failing to pay nearly $382,000 in child support for his special needs daughter.

Session’s 4-year-old daughter has cerebral palsy and is blind, and a judge has ordered him to pay the mother $381,912.63 for child support and medical expenses.

Shortly after filing a paternity suit in 2012, Session gave his parents $5 million, telling the court it was a gift and he doesn’t have access to the funds. Lawyers for the mother disagree.

It was just a way for him to say he has no money,” lawyer Sara Lawrence said, via Rafael Olmeda of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The family court in Broward County ruled that he continued to take money from his parents “at will as though from an ATM machine or checking account.”

The former Colts linebacker still lives in an $800,000 house in Indiana, and owns a juice bar there which generates $2,000 to $3,000 a month. But a judge said it was “wholly not credible” that he was living off that amount.

In January 2015, he was ordered to pay $6,917.21 a month, along with $2,000 a month for support for previous years and medical expenses. Since then, the mother’s lawyer claims he hasn’t paid more than $1,000 a month.

A judge signed a warrant Monday for him to be jailed for 179 days, but his location is unknown, and his lawyer didn’t respond to requests for comment.

He signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Jaguars in 2011, with a $6 million signing bonus and $11.5 million guaranteed. Session has been out of the league since a series of concussions with the Jaguars that year, and was released in 2012.

 

50 responses to “Former NFL linebacker Clint Session facing jail time for being a deadbeat dad

  1. Is there room in that cell for the poor little girl”s absent Grandpa & Grandma Session too?

  2. He is hiding money and is truly a dead beat:

    From the NY Times –

    When Bradshaw took her ex to court to establish a routine pay schedule, Session represented himself, claiming he had no income, not even enough money to hire an attorney. What was really happening was some financial sleight of hand. Bradshaw’s legal team subpoenaed Session’s bank records and hired a forensic accountant, which revealed that between October 2011 and November 2012, before Ashton’s birth and the developmental issues came to light, Session had handed over $5.1 million to his parents—“an attempt,” in the words of Judge Arthur Birken, “to circumvent and specifically intended to avoid paying his proper child support obligation.”

    So before the daughter was born and before the issues were discovered, Session was already starting to hide his cash. That’s not all, as last year Session reportedly dropped over $850K on a new home and bought other luxurious items.

  3. How easy is it to be called a deadbeat … children do not need that much money its for the scorned woman… wake up…. i got friends that pay a ton and there exs want let them see their kids because they know they wont go to jail. Stop targeting men so much

  4. A special needs daughter and he takes no responsibility……..what a guy…..how can one walk away like that……what a guy….

  5. Throw the loser in jail … the parents should do the right thing and pay the money owed …

  6. Man, NOBODY is out of the reach of the Indiana Child Support system!! They create more deadbeat dads than anything else, and it’s been the same basic laws and statues since 1987! Indiana needs Family Court reform!!

  7. If he were smart (no evidence of that from what I read), he would have invested his $11 mil guaranteed signing bonus and that alone could generate over $40,000 monthly.

    Take away his court mandated $7K support payment and you can still easily live off the remaining $33K per month.

    Instead, he chooses to be vindictive and that’s his right, let him be vindictive from the confines of a jail cell.

  8. buckstalion12965 says:
    May 11, 2016 6:30 AM
    His parents must be so proud!
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    His parents are helping him hide his money to avoid the payments.

  9. ……………
    iamedreed says:
    May 11, 2016 8:54 AM
    $6,971 a month for child support seems excessive no matter the income level of the father is
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    Are you familiar with the health insurance, medical care, therapy, specialized school, and equipment (e.g. wheelchair) costs associated with a special needs child?

  10. Some here taking his side saying $6970 a month is too much and I get that. Having an 8 mill mansion is also too much in my opinion. Plus another home for 850k. Dude it’s time to sell one. Man up, you created that little one

  11. He is probably more concerned about the next woman he gets pregnant than helping out his daughter. No responsibility.

    BTW, I can’t help but wonder what the parents “cut” for hiding the money is.

  12. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…clearly this is a family that treasures money far more than their daughter and grand daughters welfare. What absolute scum.

  13. truthinesshurts says:
    May 11, 2016 9:36 AM
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    iamedreed says:
    May 11, 2016 8:54 AM
    $6,971 a month for child support seems excessive no matter the income level of the father is
    ……………
    Are you familiar with the health insurance, medical care, therapy, specialized school, and equipment (e.g. wheelchair) costs associated with a special needs child?

    “Special Needs” covers a whole lot of ground. Do YOU know exactly the nature of the “special need”? You assume facts not in evidence. Bad way to form an opinion. Good way to screw over a dad if you’re a vindictive mom.

    This term is abused more than you know. “Special Needs” can mean she doesn’t read as fast as the other kids in class or gets nervous in crowded rooms.

  14. I feel bad for the little girl but come on man almost 7 grand a month for support. You know as well as I do the majority of that money will go to the ex for her excessive lifestyle and not for the child’s needs. I understand a special needs child cost more to take care of but that’s $83,652 a year, now are you going to tell me that say a postal worker who has special needs children spend that much a year on care? I don’t think so. I’ve always thought the court system was ridiculous when they award a mother $10,000 a month in child support just because the father makes a few million a year because everyone knows that 1. It doesn’t cost that much to raise a child no matter where you live 2. Everyone knows the money isn’t going to support the child the mother is living a lavish lifestyle off hers ex’s dime.

  15. seatownballers says:
    May 11, 2016 9:38 AM
    Some here taking his side saying $6970 a month is too much and I get that. Having an 8 mill mansion is also too much in my opinion. Plus another home for 850k. Dude it’s time to sell one. Man up, you created that little one
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    He doesn’t own an 8 mil mansion. He never made enough to get that kind of home. Given his current income, I too find the CS order excessive, regardless of that he may or may not have tried to hide his previous earnings. This is basically saying the monthly cost of supporting the child is $14k, and there is no medical insurance. Not buying it.

  16. Mo Pro Babble says:

    “Special Needs” covers a whole lot of ground. Do YOU know exactly the nature of the “special need”? You assume facts not in evidence. Bad way to form an opinion. Good way to screw over a dad if you’re a vindictive mom.

    This term is abused more than you know. “Special Needs” can mean she doesn’t read as fast as the other kids in class or gets nervous in crowded rooms.

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    The article said the daughter has cerebral palsy and is blind.

  17. Article even says he hasn’t paid more than 1000 per month when ordered like 7000. I don’t think it costs anywhere close to 1000 per month to raise a child. The system is broken and outdated. If he has been paying 1000 good for him that’s plenty and best of luck with the court system. Why are judges trying to put the mom in a mansion just because she had a kid with this guy. If he wants to use his wealth to spoil his child that’s his call, not the judges.

  18. In many cases, I do feel the system screws the dad, awarding way more than is needed to support a child. But this child is special needs, and anyone who has taken care of a child with those types of needs can tell you, it is extremely expensive. It’s not just fancy clothes ane luxuries. Take care of your offspring, you loser

  19. Mo Pro Babble says:
    May 11, 2016 10:50 AM

    Taking that back in this case. The details weren’t visible when I read this the first time.
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    Don’t tell us the details weren’t visible.
    You decided to post before reading the entire story. That’s what happened, wasn’t it ??

  20. bgibson8708 says:
    May 11, 2016 11:54 AM
    Article even says he hasn’t paid more than 1000 per month when ordered like 7000. I don’t think it costs anywhere close to 1000 per month to raise a child. The system is broken and outdated. If he has been paying 1000 good for him that’s plenty and best of luck with the court system. Why are judges trying to put the mom in a mansion just because she had a kid with this guy. If he wants to use his wealth to spoil his child that’s his call, not the judges.

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    I pay my Ex-wife $3200 per month and she has a job earning $160k…. I can easily see a guy who earns millions per year being told to pay $7k per month. In fact, he’s luck it isn’t more as they court uses a simple percentage of your income minus her income.

  21. Sessions and his parents:
    You plant a potato, you get a potato.

    What a jerk Session is and his parents are not much better.

    A decent human with that kind of money would do everything possible for the child.

  22. nhpats says:
    May 11, 2016 2:00 PM

    I pay my Ex-wife $3200 per month and she has a job earning $160k…. I can easily see a guy who earns millions per year being told to pay $7k per month. In fact, he’s luck it isn’t more as they court uses a simple percentage of your income minus her income.
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    He never made millions per year. He had the signing bonus in 2011, got hurt, and retired the next year. He literally IS making $2-3k a month with the juice bar. The problem he has is that he transferred the money he did make to his parents before the kid was born, obviously in contemplation of being ordered to pay support.

    My issue is with the judge continuing to order such outrageous CS payments knowing full well the earnings potential of the guy to meet that obligation ended several years ago.

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