I Can’t Afford Child Support Payments
… Without NFL Job
2/21/2018 12:20 AM PST
NFL superstar Aldon Smith is begging a judge to drastically reduce his child support obligations immediately … claiming he can’t keep up the high payments while suspended by the league.
28-year-old Smith hasn’t played a snap in the NFL since 2015 — when he was suspended for a hit and run arrest in which cops say he was also drunk. Smith says he’s currently awaiting reinstatement.
The issue … back in 2013, Smith was ordered to pay $9,007 per month in child support to his baby mama for their now 5-year-old son.
He has since fallen behind almost $79,000 in payments — and he’s concerned it’s only going to get worse unless the judge cuts him a break.
Smith says, at the time the child support amount was determined, he was making $3 million per year ($250k per month) … so he could easily afford the payments. But things have changed …
“I have had no income since November 2015,” Smith states in court docs obtained by TMZ Sports … “I have done my best to stay current, but without an income I have fallen behind.”
One source connected to the case tell TMZ Sports … Smith is full of crap and continues to live a lavish lifestyle while blowing off child support.
It’s possible Smith could be reinstated in the next couple of months — which would definitely be a factor since the case is due back in court in May.