Monday, June 10, 2013

Paternity test proves ex-NFLer Jamal Lewis is father of 7-year-old

Former NFL star Jamal Lewis has taken a paternity test and learned he is indeed the father of a 7-year-old child after a lengthy back-and-forth to prove he was the dad, reports TMZ.

Lewis — a bruising running back who was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens "Ring of Honor" in 2012 — was hit with a paternity suit last year by a woman in Georgia who claimed Lewis was the father of her boy. 

Lewis was arrested over non-payment of support and charged with child abandonment even before any paternity had been established, but the charges were eventually dropped.

TMZ is reporting that the paternity test results show Lewis is indeed the father and was ordered to pay $663/month in child support. The amount is considerably less than the $5,236/month his baby mama had asked for, but filing for bankruptcy will do that.

The child's mother was granted sole legal and physical custody, with Lewis getting visitation every other weekend and various holidays (plus a two-week block in the summer).

Lewis retired after the 2009 season after finishing his career with the Cleveland Browns.

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