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Jason Caffey, former NBA player has filed for bankruptcy because he can not keep up with his child support payments. Caffey, who has not been in the NBA since 2003, has yet to pay up for about eight children ranging from ages 3-14 (SMH at them not even knowing exactly how many kids he had):
Former NBA player Jason Caffey had two kids with his wife before she filed for divorce in Fulton County last year. He also has had a slew of children — at least six others — with other women around the country, in and around Atlanta as well as in Alabama, Louisiana and Illinois. Most went to court and got hefty child-support orders from Caffey while he was making millions playing professional basketball. Now he has filed for bankruptcy in Alabama to get the women — and law enforcement — off his back.
Caffey’s attorney in Atlanta says his client agreed to the high payments because he could afford it. In a 10-year career with the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks, the 6-foot 8-inch power forward made as much as $5 million a season. “Those days have ended,” lawyer Jim Altman said. “And he’s been saddled by these payments that are absolutely astronomical.” Altman said he doesn’t know what happened to Caffey’s basketball money. Caffey did not return a phone message seeking comment. “He’s a deadbeat,” said another attorney, Clarence Roby Jr., who is representing a Louisiana woman who had two of Caffey’s children. “If you choose to procreate and have children coast to coast and you don’t take care of those children, you’re a deadbeat.”
It’s not clear exactly how many children Caffey has fathered — and his lawyer’s not telling. “It’s more than I have and fewer than what Evander Holyfield has,” said Altman, who has two children, compared to 11 for Holyfield. The attorney for Caffey’s wife, Bebe Caffey of Roswell, said she doesn’t know, either. Neither does her client.
“She didn’t know about all of the children,” lawyer Regina Edwards said. “She knew about a few. She had no idea he was being that disrespectful to her.”
This should be a message for all, damn, man up and take care of your kids…even if it’s a ga-zillion of them. Either that or quit man-whoring…
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