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. julius ceazar

    it's sad because the only oone that suffers is the chld....now I aint saying she a gold digger but she aint messing with no broke #*%$$@

    June 17, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Adria

    Really, really-plz tell me how this is relivant as news!! who give flying ___! Seriously people read the real news!!!

    June 17, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Well, you stopped and took the time to read it right? Means you were interested enough ...

      June 17, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Get a life

    It's the same old story. A woman has a kid by a semi successful man and wants to take him to the bank. But he is no different than the unsuccessful man that she used to date. A man us a man is a man, you leach. Get your own life. Maybe he's just not into you. Loser baby mamma drama. Get a job b&$@h.

    June 17, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mr Hoo-ha

    I found this a bit racialist.

    June 17, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. battergrl

    Freedom, u sound like an idiot. I'm a black woman and would NEVER want a criminal as my kid's dad...most black women don't.Maybe men should be a little more selective in who they're sleeping with and use a CONDOM. Think about this: U lay, U play, U pay.

    June 17, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      I think think black women need to stop using their babies as debit cards and the fathers ad a potential ATM. I see "mothers" that treat their kids like crap and then go all out to collect child support from a man that has never had a dime in his life and no prospects for success. I even here some plot on how they are going to have the jobless penniless father jailed. So a man with money does not stand a chance when the relationship is over and revenge is on the menu.

      June 17, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. ar

    *cough* golddigger

    I ain't sayin anything, but I'm just sayin...

    June 17, 2011 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. kenga

    What i b.... . get a f...king Job.

    June 17, 2011 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. kenga

    Lazy B...h . u open ur legs pay for it. .

    June 17, 2011 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. shonrene

    WOW. Golddiggers come in all colors. For the two beanbags who prefer all but black women, it is fine just to simply like who you like. Because you're black, you are experts on all black women.......That's awesome. You do not have to bash anyone. We can judge YOU and assume that you should stay off the streets/out of prison, get a job, pay your child support and not dress like a 17yr old boy. I bet both of you are not married and have alot of "mommy issues". ALL WOMEN who behave this way are wrong. You two look pretty lame.

    June 17, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Nadeige

      Well Said!

      June 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. All 4 responsible white girls!!

    I couldnt agree more with Jay and Flex! Im a white girl and although I dont agree with mixing races for the sake of future children I completely understand where both of these men are coming from! You cant blame them for seeking out girls that dont thrive off drama &BS! At least white girls know what theyre getting in to when they date a black guy- theyre trustworthy & theyll stick around or theyre losers who want a free ride with less drama & BS. Im tired of seeing money hungry black beotches like her getting knocked up just so they can sponge off a black dude that has a life & potential. Please tell me why in the hell would Chris pay out money he didnt HAVE TO if he were such an acehole?! Funny how she isnt complaining about the money he has been giving her! Poor guys always get screwed over in the end 😦

    June 17, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Milly

      I can't say that I necessarily believe her, but I bet if it was you crying foul (great pale queen), I bet he would have already been locked up without being able to tell his side of the story.

      You agreeing with those two morons shows why they date you snow bunnies. No brains and gullaible to no end. Get a life Susan Sausagehead!

      June 17, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. joey

    another nice lady of the evening !

    June 17, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  12. egyptblur

    Dont make a baby with a blackgirl because they will take u to court. Blackwomen are known for this. The majority of blackwomen do this, but there are a few that dont and with the economy like it is . And yes im black and yes I said it.

    June 17, 2011 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
    • egyptblur

      There r thousands in jail because of making babies with a blackwomen. Thousands losing half they check. And then while u in jail they living government housing for nothing. These r the facts . But I dont blame them . Thats what they do . 85 percent do 15 percent dont

      June 17, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Milly

      Shining example of why they sterotype us. Pray tell, in what grade did the public school system start to fail you in grammar?

      June 17, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Black women are known for taking the father of their child to court for holding them accountable? How dare they! I guess white women or any other ethnicity just let the men have a free ride, no pun intended. Look, any color, either a papa or a mama, be an adult. If you create a child, love it and take care of it. If you split the other parent, still know what treating that person with respect is part of loving your child.

      June 17, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. georgiavburkins

    Get out of their affairs.its none of anybodys business.she might be a can short of a six pack but there maybe other skills she has.

    June 17, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Whatever

      LOL....we know of at least ONE skill she has..........

      June 17, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  14. Real

    First off its your personal choice who you date, but when you start to date outside your race and find humor in bashing the women of the race you belong too, it clearly stems from a issue you had growing up. Being that your momma would be included. Also to the self haters that have been bamboozled there are trifling a– women in every race. Dont single out black women because your confused. And to the white woman that commented, yall have drama and bring drama too. climb down off that pedestal you had buil t in the back woods cause your not deserving of praise. Your theiveing as- race of people is no better than any other race. Like i stated before women of all races carry BS with them, and can act a da– fool. SO THERE.

    June 17, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  15. cyndi

    LOL, some of these comments are both insane and hilarious. white women have always been gold-diggers, latching on to pro black athletes. knowing full well they would have nothing to do with them if they weren't rich. why is it okay for whites to be gold-diggers but not blacks. even sadder is the black men that fall into the trap....

    June 17, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
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