Terrell Owens is sorting through a big financial mess that has him trying to lower his child support payments.
The out-of-work NFL player has four kids to take care of, which wasn’t a huge problem when he was signed to a team. But now that he’s been sidelined, making those hefty child support payments has gotten harder.
TMZ.com reports that T.O. is currently in court with three of his babymamas trying to reduce the substantial monthly payments. "My currently monthly income is zero ($0)," he states in requests to lower his monthly payouts yet again. There’s no word on whether Terrell’s earnings from "The T.O. Show" are being factored into that claim.
He owes Monique Reynolds, the mother of his 11-year-old son, $11, 202 a month. That’s down from the $20,000 per month order he’d been paying prior to 2010.
T.O.’s also been paying Kimberly Floyd, with whom he has a 7-year-old daughter, $15,000 a month since 2008. He’d originally been ordered to pay Kim $20,000 a month in 2005.
The mother of T.O.’s 5-year-old son, Samelia Miller, is currently receiving $13,400 a month from the pro athlete.
The only babymama that T.O. is not battling over child support with is Melanie Paige Smith, whom he’s been paying $5,000 a month since 2007.
That all adds up to Terrell paying out $29, 617 in child support per month. In all he shelled out $355, 044 to his babymamas last year. That’s not including the $100,000 he gave Monique for a new home.
Court documents show that Terrell pays about $62,366 per month for a number of different properties, and he claims that his Georgia home is in foreclosure. However, Terrell’s willing to sell all but two of his houses.
A rep for the pro baller said that it’s all part of Terrell’s responsibility as a father. "He has tried to keep paying all of these mothers what they were used to year after year, basically putting himself into a financial crisis," the rep said. "He has always paid his child support payments and loves his kids."