Report: Terrell Owens Could Face Jail Time Over Child Support

Report: Terrell Owens Could Face Jail Time Over Child SupportTerrell Owens has made it clear he wants to return to the NFL. Instead of worrying about getting back into professional football, however, T.O. should be focusing on staying out of prison.

According to a report by in Atlanta, Owens has not paid $20,000 he owes in child support. The former star wide receiver reportedly did not show up in court for his child support hearing on Thursday, and now could be facing possible jail time.

The report stated that Owens' attorney, David Hartin, said he didn't communicate with the wide receiver about the court date, and accepted blame for Owens' absence.

The mother of Owens' 7-year-old daughter, Melanie Page Smith, said that he has not paid the $5,000 a month the couple previously agreed to in over four months.

The 38-year-old Owens was released from his Indoor Football League team recently, and he's since started an unsuccessful campaign to return to the NFL.

T.O. should be more concerned with his current legal issues, though, let alone trying to convince a team he still has enough left in the tank for another season on the gridiron.

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