Terrell Owens quit paying child support again and failed to appear at a hearing.
The judge, John Goger reset the hearing for July 19, but warned that if Owens fails to show up again, he could be thrown in the slammer.
David Hartin, Owens’ attorney, took the blame for the former NFL superstar’s absence, claiming there was a miscommunication.
The 38-year-old Owens is $20,000 behind on child support payments. Melanie Smith, the mother of Owens’ 7-year-old daughter, says that he’s stiffed her on child support payments for months. Under the terms of a previous agreement, Owens is supposed to pay Smith $5,000 a month, so Owens is presumably four months behind on payments.
“It’s a tragedy, not only that we are here today; this is the third case she has had to file in the last year,” Smith’s attorney Randy Kessler told the TV station.