Hearing set in T.O. child support case

July 1, 2011

Authorities in Georgia say a court hearing has been set for later this month after the mother of NFL star Terrell Owens' child accused him of not paying all of the child support owed to her family.

A Fulton County Superior Court judge set a July 26 hearing to consider Melanie Paige Smith's request that Owens be held in contempt of court.

Smith's Atlanta lawyer Randall Kessler said in court papers that Owens has made payments but has failed to pay the full $5,000 due per month.

Kessler said Friday he's hoping to hear from Owens or his representatives.

Owens, a free agent, is recovering from knee surgery and can't sign with a new team until the NFL lockout is resolved. Owens' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, didn't return messages seeking comment.