Takeo Spikes Gets Child Support Payments Cut By More Than Half
Former NFL star Takeo Spikes asked the court to lower his child support to his baby mama, explaining his income isn’t what it used to be.
And his baby mama must be a very understanding woman – because the two settled the issue before he even filed the suit.
Spikes filed court docs requesting a modification to his baby mama Mica Louis’ child support payments.
The 39-year-old former San Diego Charger explained the two share a daughter, Jakai Spikes. A final order was entered into a previous custody and support case back in 2006, and under the agreement, Spikes was to pay $2,500 a month in child support.
However, he said since they worked out that agreement there has been a substantial decrease in his income, and it justifies a decrease the monthly payments.
Spikes and his baby mama appear to be solid co-parents, with the two reaching an agreement on the support decrease prior to him filing his petition.
He attached the deal the two worked out and she agreed to lower his support to $1,000 a month. He’ll cover health insurance and one extracurricular activity per school season. They will split out-of-pocket medical expenses and the cost of summer camp.
Despite leaving the NFL back four years ago, Spikes is quite successful, pulling in $21,496 a month in income while his baby mama makes $5,000, according to the court docs.
Spikes played in the NFL from 1998 until 2012 and was a two time Pro Bowl winner. He is currently works for NBC Sports as a football analyst.