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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soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. Jeff Frank ( R-Ohio )

    "Did you ever notice the profile of a tube of toothpaste, when you place it directly in front of you."

    June 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar


    June 16, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Literate

    The both of you are morons, and if Mr. Owens prevails in court I hope he gets sole custody.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Corvus1

    I can't stand people of either gender who do this kind of thing to their exes and their kids.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Maria

    Why does this story make headlines?

    June 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Why? Because when he ends up injured or worse, he wants people to know of what kind of woman she was when she starts her crocodile tears.

      June 17, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cricket

    She sounds deeply disturbed.
    However, there are two sides to every story.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cricket

    I agree completely. Both parties should put their petty differences aside and concentrate on what is in the best interest of the child.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gah

    i agree cricket- can we say mentally unbalanced? should she really be taking care of a baby?
    i'd bet the 2$ in my wallet she vandalized her own stuff to be vindictive.

    i hope she gets evaluated for the child's sake!

    June 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. meep

    i bet she's gorgeous. in my experience, the prettier the crazier

    June 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kennel Karl

    Does the Falcons ex dog want revenge... .?

    June 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    black guys really

    June 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Seamus

    Shameful. She wants to keep riding that money train and turning him into the bad guy will help if she's successful. She doesn't have that fancy life without him.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. george

    I blame it on the head injury.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cain for pres!

    this just shows the laziness of this countries women just get pregnant and get paid!! of course not all god bless. go herman

    June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar


    June 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
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