Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/13/12

Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens owes $20,000 in child support payments and could be facing some jail time if make another wong move

Owens snubbed his nose at appearing in court on Thursday in Atlanta, and Judge John Goger is irked.

But alas, T.O.'s attorney David Hartin, said he wsn't thre because of a miscommunication with his client. Wow, they're using that excuse again? Terrell aslo used that one when he stiffed sick little kids at a children's hopsital he was supposed to attend with his former Arena League teammates.

Records hwo he hasn't made a child support payment in months ($5,000 per month), says the mother of Owens' seven-year-old daughter Melanie Smith.

Smith's attorney Randy Kessler told WSBTV.com that "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 WSBTV.com.

Next court date: July 19th. He'll reportedly face jail time if he misses it.

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