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. Whatever

    Hey, girl...yo' child support (unless you procreate to support yourself) is going to end eventually. Fifteen thousand in damaged "designer" clothing? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease................ I hope Owens' attorney sees this and cleans your clock.

    June 17, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. agonyfIips

    Two Words Mr. Chris Owens et al."Birth Control"

    I bet when MHCs (Male hormonal contraceptives) get FDA approval that they'll be a long line of NFL NHL NBA MBA players at the doctors' offices. Considering they are made using Testosterone maybe they'll pick up a few extra for weight training.

    But seriously, it's expected that the implanted MHCs that work for either 3 or 12 months will be approved first in a couple more years. Daily pills are expected to take 4 more years for approval.

    In the meantime - Use Condoms Boys!

    June 17, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    flex you and jay are stupid narrow minded brainwashed fools. A women of any race can be your best friend or worse enemy. As a hard working first responder black male i have as a mate a hard working public school administrator,my best friend and supporter as iam o her, grow up you two, and come out of the reality tv sterotype of black women.

    June 17, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • aConcernedBlackMan

      it's a stereotype yes. But as a black man, this is a stereotype that I most often find true. And it happens A LOT more often than people think.

      June 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jonathan


    You're a money-hungry moron with a kid. Only in Atlanta...He should put the restraining order out on you.

    June 17, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • SophieCat

      "Only in Atlanta", really? You don't get out much do you? Irresponsible men who can't control their johnson are everywhere and it's only been recently that the legal system is taking them to task and forcing them to pay up for their play. Fools be writin' some big checks and that's what all children deserve, a father who will support them and who cares if the government boot is on their neck, if that's the only way they can be MADE to support the children they helped bring into this world then hold 'em down by the short 'n curlies and if they holla make 'em pay, $500 every day.

      June 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geminiladi

      WHY don’t some of you realize that women can be just as dirty if not more as men? I have not read one post that expresses the slightest possibility that that could be the case. Why couldn’t it be that this man truly cared about this chick and his child? His actions have proven that he DOES care about his child and with that she comes along. The story clearly says that he has been supporting her and his child voluntarily. He has done more than is required of him. But that is not enough for some of you. Some still have to bash this man while give the chick a free pass. I for one think this women is a gold digger and he figured it out but they did have a child (if it’s his child?) Women lie all the time and that statement is coming from a woman. I have witnessed this too many times to count.

      June 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Phil in Oregon

    NOT only in ATL, NOT only black women, this stuff is happening too much everywhere. It seems that no one can see the damage it does to the children when parents try to destroy each other. That child is part him, part her, and every punch by either parent hits the child on the way to it's target. Please think before you take an axe to your ex.

    June 17, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. James

    I see it never stops can any of you vendictive women out their tell me why after breakups you have to hold the kids from their father and lie and run to court. expressing mentally disturbed behavior? If you ask me the law needs ti start jailing these money hungry non working women or placing them in the mental hospital somewhere. THere are enough fathers out here that are good dads and have to deal with sorry disturbed ex wifes when it comes to our kids. Grow and understand that the child does not care about your differences they just want equal time with both parents.

    June 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • junior

      There are far fewer women out there that do this, then there are fathers that support their children.

      June 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SophieCat

    If he holla make him pay. Holla. Holla back now. FOOL.

    June 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |


      June 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wall st joe

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

    June 18, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. thatbrutha

    There is a cure for this and its a safe medical treatment you basically get a temporary vasectomy. Science and technology is amazing its not just in phones and apps. Get your stuff capped and when you are ready get them uncapped. DONE

    June 18, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. lynnej

    What this guy needs to do is file for full custody of this child and make her pay child support.

    If he doesn't want you, he doesn't want you. Get over it and move on with you life.

    Women like this one gives the rest of us a bad name.

    June 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • tess

      Thank you!! God I'm so glad I'm not the only woman who feels that way! I'm so sick of "damaged" men I could scream. What is wrong with women?

      June 19, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tom Leykis

    another crazy black woman. When will these guys every learn to glove up?

    June 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. James

    When you are afraid of your Husband you do some strange things and make bad decisions.–When you live in a world of violence, after a while you think its OK–Its not OK–

    June 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. James

    He looks so inocent but to me he's just another Pro Football Thug–

    June 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jesse

    Sounds like a crazy chick going nuts that her free ride is leaving her on the side of the road. Bet he has a public alibi for not being at that apartment that night too.

    June 19, 2011 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bigbrotheriswatching

    Wow, another money grubbing psychopath. Sounds like maybe she wasn't getting the new car she wanted this year. After all you hear about some NFL players like Cromartie who owe hundreds of thousands to over a dozen women you have a guy like this who was doing the right thing without a court order and she still makes his life miserable.

    June 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • cherries3018

      I agree with you. I'm so sick and tired of women playing the victim. I'm a woman and I'm saying this. Not all men black, white or any race are dogs or absentee fathers. When you open your legs you're taking a chance for anything, pregnancy, disease or whatever. This man has been an exemplary person as far as making sure this young lady is cared for as well as his child. His only responsiblity is to the child not her. These situations are so messy and people are so selfish as to what will happen with this child. I agree Big Brother she just wants what she wants. It's probably never been about the child until the money stopped.

      June 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
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