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. cain for pres!

    we need real change!!! support herman cain for president.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Art Vandolaye

    Does Atlanta still have a pro football team, or did it move to Winnipeg too? -Art

    June 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chuck

    I believe him. She should go to jail.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz The Queen of Snot

    I am not sleepy.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. Cow

    Free the cows of America.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Edmund

    Im a Falcon fan and will always be a Falcon fan, but cmon i know there has got to be something more important than this going on in the US.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*j biz

      It sounds pretty serious, and similar to the situation I'm experiencing. She probably won't end up in jail and he will end up with a diminished role in his childs life. It's a problem within the court system that affects the children eventually.

      June 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. flex freeman

    This is why I choose not to date black girls they are crazy and they wonder where all the good brothers go.....to the white girls, latina, Asian...basically anything not black because deep down most black girls not all but most want a criminal who can be there baby daddy I'm black so I'm not being racist or anything this is from experience and what I see on a regular basis and its very sad

    June 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      I'm a brother too. I stay away from them as well. It is pitiful. Mamas to blame tho.

      June 17, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • cyndi

      thx for doing a sistah a favor........

      June 17, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Milly

      Flex and Jay,

      Thanks for doing us a favor. Your two of the many that we don't mind not dating black girls.

      Jay I guess your black "mama" is to blame also. She laid down and had your stupid a$$! You date other than black because we rejected your ugly behind for years so now you just get in where you fit in (probably some fat, oily haired, trailer park hoochie). Good riddance!

      June 17, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Onegrtmom

    Can we say gold digger? Shes suppose to be a Mother..not act like a child...WOW..hope he gets the child and she gets a cell...what a crazy!

    June 17, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. Name

    Falcon PUNCH!

    June 17, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Name

      his ex did a barrel roll!

      June 17, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. maria

    It is funny how when he did not want to continue the relationship she went a wall. She has some type a mental issue. Also she must be in it for the money. Really you have name that her shoes and clothes were designer name brand. She would not have this items if she would of not hey pregnant by him. Funny how people can not be classy now a days. If she would of just kept her legs closed until she was married there would be no problem.

    June 17, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. Nate

    She is lying....just trying to dig for more gold.

    June 17, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Marion

      Yeah 'cause digging for gold involves getting a retraining order to keep yourself away from the "gold" and the "gold" away from you.

      June 17, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. bill ding

    Anaother woman wanting a free ride..women..get a job..

    June 17, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jack Merwangus

    Did you ever notice the tiny bubbles that tickle the little hairs in your nose?

    June 17, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Diego

    I just hope that if the court finds her guilty of lying, she gets some time behind bars. Some women in the US thing they are imune to the system, and play the victim card thinking that since they are the ones accusing (not being accused), nothing can fire back and bite them in the butt.

    June 17, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Anocean Pearl

    It's not her. It's not him. It's both.

    June 17, 2011 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
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