Judge Says Clinton Session Intentionally Failed To Support Disabled Daughter
Former NFL player Clinton Session is facing up to a year behind bars after a judge ruled that he tried to conceal the six-figure proceeds from his house sale to avoid paying child support.
Just three days before Father’s Day, a Florida family court judge blasted Session for his “intentional and willful failure and neglect to pay his child support obligations” and found him guilty of indirect criminal contempt for hiding the $641,318 profit he made from selling his Indiana home and failing to pay his massive child support debts, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP.
Session’s daughter’s mother Davia Bradshaw sued Session over supporting their little girl, who was born with a host of severe health problems, and in 2015, a judge ordered Session to pay $6,917 a month towards the girl – of which $2,616 would go towards ongoing therapy. But Session paid just $4,800 from 2016 to 2019 according to court papers. The court later found that Session went to great lengths not to pay the child support, even transferring $5.1 million to his parents so it would look like he was broke.
The player – who signed a $30 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts and was guaranteed $11 million – was in court on the matter last month, where he pled not guilty and asked for more time to get a public defender, court papers state. But in his ruling, the judge said that Session’s legal maneuvering was little more than an attempt to delay the court from moving forward on his criminal contempt case.
He was not in custody as of Monday, according to jail records. A lawyer listed for Session didn’t respond to a request for comment.