Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has been hoping for a possible return to the NFL, but the $20,000 which he owes in child support may land him behind bars instead. According to reports, Owens failed to appear at a child support hearing on Thursday in Atlanta.
T.O.'s attorney, David Hartin, took the blame for Owens' absence, citing lack of communication between him and his client. Judge John Goger was highly upset at Owens' no-show.
Melanie Smith is the mother of Owen's 7-year-old daughter and says that the former wide out has failed to make child support payments in recent months. It's also been reported that a previous agreement was made in which T.O. was to make $5,000 a month in payments.
Smith's attorney, Randy Kessler, says this is a frequent occurrence. "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".
The case has been rescheduled for July 19th and Owens could face time in jail if he doesn't appear.