Falcons player's ex wants revenge, say court documents
Chris Owens says his ex-girlfriend is seeking revenge, according to court documents.
June 16th, 2011
08:32 PM ET

Falcons player's ex wants revenge, say court documents

Atlanta Falcon Chris Owens says his ex-girlfriend filed a restraining order against him to exact revenge for refusing to continue their relationship, according to court documents.

Latia Terry told Owens he will "never see his baby again" and promised to "ruin him," according to documents filed in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on Thursday. The documents, filed on behalf of Owens by his attorneys, request that Terry's petition for a restraining order be denied.

Though she now claims she is afraid of Owens, court papers allege that Terry regularly left their child in his sole custody, even after the violence she now alleges. She even let him travel with the 9-month-old child, with her permission, according to the documents.

Owens' Atlanta-based attorney, Randy Kessler, said there is no basis to the allegations and that Owens has voluntarily paid child support, expenses, and fully paid for an apartment for Terry and their child, even though he currently receives no income due to the NFL lockout.

"There's been no court order requiring him to do anything, he's done it all of his own accord," Kessler said.

Even after filing the restraining order, Terry called and harassed Owens and slandered him on the Internet, the court filings allege, and after harassing one of his friends, police warned her that stalking charges could be filed.

Next Wednesday Owens will appear before the court to tell his side of the story. The court will decide whether the restraining order has merit.

Meanwhile, this week Terry alleged Owens broke into her apartment and destroyed clothes and electronics, according to entertainment website TMZ.

There was $15,000 in damage just to her designer clothes and holes in the walls of her apartment as well as a flat-screen TV, according to the police report.

Owens is not officially named as a suspect in the case, said Jake Smith of the Gwinnett County Police.

Calls to Terry by CNN were not returned at the time of this post.

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  1. K Towne

    When are these players going to learn to use their own birth control? So many of them end up with numerous baby mamas all looking for a free ticket off a successful rich football player. Keep it in your pants or suffer the consequences.

    June 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jgray3040@gmail.com

    Looks like the show "The Game" is actually based on real events. I wonder if this will be made into an episode.

    June 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mmmmm

    CNn you are to be ashame to publish this foolishness on father's day. You man are cry babies and realized you don't conceive airplants and children do cost alot of time and money to raise. Also children are derserving of the same quality of life as the wealthy parent...nothin to do with the golddiggin' motives. Being that said, the race card bigotry as no place here. Last time I looked child support judgement is an equal opportunity ruling for for all races. Absent parent sending a check in the mail is easy, laziest thing you could ever do. Present parents have alot of hardwork for the next 18years. Happy Father's Day to the generous, self-sacrificing men ONLY..,which isn't any by reading the comments on this thread

    June 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • GoColtsBlue

      Mmmmm, I don't think you actually read the article. It looks to me like Mr. Owens was paying support, though he was not yet ordered to. It sounds to me like this whackjob, the mother, is doing what so many women out there like to do; hold the father hostage with the threat of never seeing his child again.

      This whachjob needs to be held accountable for HER actions.

      June 20, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Obviously said by a woman who hates men and believes they don't put in just as much a mothers do. Well maybe you had an absent dad, but most people don't. Most dads do just as much as mom, and people like you just want to take, take and take without doing real work yourself. Don't be so lazy. Your child is going to grow up very badly.

      June 20, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. mixedchild blknwhite

    As a mixed woman im so so tired of hearing that same lame bs story blk women is a gold diggers they only want a n*g6a for $$$ ...white & other race women know how to treat a "brother"...well "brothers" they dont!!! Doesnt matter what the skin color is there will be gold diggers bad mothers & nutcases...so stop saying "only blk women"

    June 20, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
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