May 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia 76ers former guard Allen Iverson before the start of game six against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Allen Iverson Can Go To Jail or Pay $71K in Child Support in 72 Hours

Well if that isn’t an ultimatum.

Facing jail time, former NBA superstar Allen Iverson has three days to pay over $71,000 dollars in back child support. If he doesn’t? An arrest warrant will be placed in his name.

Even worse though? Iverson informed his former wife that he had no intentions to pay the support despite recently receiving nearly $500,000 dollars.

Per Dennis Byron:

Yesterday, Fulton County Superior court judge Bensonneta Tipton-Lane (the same judge who presided over Usher Raymond’s custody case) held former NBA star Allen Iverson in Contempt of Court for violating an earlier custody and support order in which he was supposed to fork over $40,000 to his ex-wife Tawanna Iverson as well as enroll in a substance abuse class as a condition of his visitation with his children.

On cross-examination by attorney John Mayoue who represents Tawanna Iverson,  Iverson admitted that he told her that he had no intention of paying her child support despite the fact that he had just received $462,460.24 and thus had the ability to pay.

With those words from his mouth, Judge Lane held him in Contempt of Court and ordered him to pay a total $71,000.00 within 72 hours otherwise she directed the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office to place him under arrest and keep him in jail until the payment is made.

It’s your kids, A.I. – come on.

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