Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 7/13/12

It appears that the Terrell Owens child support payment saga may be coming to a head at some point in the near future. For over a year we have heard stories about T.O.’s failure to pay child support to the mothers of his children. The issue has been a topic of debate in the media and on shows like “Dr. Phil,” and we even defended T.O. last year for the way the media was portraying him. But it doesn’t really matter what we think, because Fulton County Judge John Goger seems to be running out of patience with the former NFL star.

According to WSBTV in Atlanta, Owens failed to show up to his child support hearing at the Fulton County Courtroom on Thursday. His attorney, David Hartin, told the judge that Owens’ failure to show up was a result of a miscommunication between him and his client. Goger was not pleased.

Melanie Smith, one of the four mothers of T.O.’s children, says Terrell agreed to pay her $5,000 a month in child support for the couple’s 7-year-old daughter and has not given her any money in months. Her attorney said it is a “tragedy” that Owens failed to show up since this is the third time Smith has had to file in the last year.

Before concluding the brief hearing, the judge reportedly called both attorneys into his chambers and reset the case for July 19. He also informed Hartin that Owens could face jail time if he fails to show up once again. It’s no secret that T.O. has had some serious financial problems over the past few months, but he had better figure something out quickly before he ends up behind bars.

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