The Associated Press reports the mother of Owens’ child placed a court filing asking the court to hold him in contempt. Melanie Paige Smith filed court papers June 20 in an Atlanta court seeking to hold the player in contempt.
Owens “has failed and refused to pay the full amount of child support for June 2011,” Atlanta attorney Randall Kessler wrote in court records. Owens’ financial advisers have informed Smith that he’s decided to no longer pay the full amount, Kessler added.
Kessler said Wednesday that Smith doesn’t have any ill will toward Owens.
“She simply asks that he follow the order to which he agreed,” he said. “Rather than discussing his situation with her or her lawyers first, he simply cut his child support.”
Owens’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not immediately return messages Wednesday seeking comment.