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Report: Arrest warrant issued for T.O.

Judge issues warrant based on receiver's failure to attend child support hearing. Terry McCormick

Print This November 04, 2011, 09:42 PM EST

A California judge has issued an arrest warrant for wide receiver Terrell Owens for his failure to appear last month at a child support hearing, according to TMZ.com.

Owens claims he was not trying to shirk his responsibilities as a father. In fact, quite the opposite. Owens says he failed to show for the Oct. 24 hearing because that was the day he was holding his public workout session trying to impress NFL teams to show he has recovered from ACL surgery. Of course, no NFL teams attended the workout that day, though it was televised.

A representative for Owens told TMZ that the receiver currently pays child support for his four children based on his "$10-$12 million income" from when he played for the Dallas Cowboys. And said that Owens currently has no income because he does not have a team. Owens had been seeking to have child support payments owed to Monique Reynolds lowered. Owens apparently owes thousands of dollars in overdue child support money.

The representative also said, according to the report, that Owens "tried like hell" to reschedule the hearing because of the workout, but the mother of the child would no change the date.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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