Terrell Owens pays up, avoids jail time

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According to TMZ.com, free agent NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has finally paid the $20,000 he owed his child’s mother in child support.  Now he won’t have to go to jail, and he continue to waste his time trying to get back into the NFL.

“While it is unfortunate that it required court action to get the child support payments resumed, we are glad the amounts have been paid and our client remains hopeful that further court involvement will not be needed and more importantly, that a better, more consistent relationship for her daughter and her daughter’s father can develop,” said Melanie Smith, the mother of Owens’ child.

Owens is also being forced to pay Smith’s attorney fees, which breaks down to a nice $12,000.