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 Avoids Jail in Child Support Case


About a month ago, it was reported that former NBA player Allen Iverson had three days to come up with over $70,000 dollars in back child support or he would be facing jail time.

Wanting no part of the clinker, Iverson apparently paid up – this according to TMZ:

TMZ broke the story … Iverson’s ex, Tawanna, has been trying to collect child support from the b-baller since their divorce was finalized in February, but no cigar. Then, last month she asked a judge to throw him in jail, if he continued to dodge the bill: $8,000 / month for the last 5 months.

In new court docs — filed last month in Fulton County, GA — Iverson said he never paid the money because he was led to believe he and Tawanna would reconcile.

Taking a hard stance a judge ordered Iverson pony up the cash within 72 hours … or be arrested.

The original report was that the former Philadelphia 76ers guard owed $71,000 dollars, but either that number was reduced to $40,000 dollars or incorrectly reported.

Either way, it’s a lot of cash in a quick amount of time.

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