Things have gone from bad to worse for Terrell Owens, as the free agent receiver is now facing fairly severe legal woes on top of his ever-present inability to land with a team this season.
As first reported by TMZ.com, a California judge issued a bench warrant for Owens’ arrest after he missed a scheduled court appearance on October 24.
The hearing was in regards to past-due child support payments Owens has failed to make. Coincidentally (or not), it took place on the same day T.O. held his lonesome, yet highly-publicized workout in front of a grand total of zero NFL scouts.
After being unemployed for so long, however, Owens deemed the child support payments “unfair” because they still reflect his $11-12 million annual salary with the Cowboys in 2007.
Owens previously petitioned to reduce the payments to his baby’s mother, Monique Reynolds, claiming he has “no income” at the moment, but that plea went out the window as soon as he pulled the no-show in court.
Coupled with his major ACL surgery this offseason and recent rumors of attempted suicide, it’s been a hellish year for the 38-year-old. This latest escapade is sure to sap what little buzz he has generated around the league, and now appears headed toward rock bottom if things don’t change — and quick.
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