Chris Bosh has been frequenting headlines for his baby mama drama more so than his athletic ability these days. But, it seems that this may all change soon considering a judge has finally made a ruling regarding the three-year court battle that has been going on between him and Allison Mathis who is the mother of their three-year-old daughter. If you recall, the latest drama between the two has been the result of the courts questioning Bosh’s actual state of residency.
Back in August, we reported that despite Bosh having been a player for the Miami Heat for three years, he was claiming to be a resident of the state of Texas as opposed to a resident of Florida where one would assume is where he actually spends most of his time. Bosh’s bizarre request wouldn’t matter so much except that the being a Texas resident part would only require him to award his child’s mother with $2,600 per month in child support, while being a resident of Florida would require him to cough up 3% of his monthly take-home pay, which is about $30,000 per month.
Obviously everyone including Allison peeped his motive for wanting to be listed as a Texas resident, hence the reason why the two were still going back and forth to court, up until yesterday that is. According to Gossip Extra, a judge ruled in favor of his request to be considered a Texas resident.
The unemployed Allison Mathis clearly isn’t taking this ruling well. Jane Carey, Mathis’s attorney described the ruling as a “miscarriage of justice,” shared that they would be appealing and expressed her feelings regarding child support policy in the state of Texas.
“Everybody knows that Texas is rough on horses and women,” Carey said. “Now, I guess that any young man in Florida who makes big money should get a Texas address before they have a baby… They’ll save a lot of money that way.”
It is difficult to call this one. While I certainly don’t believe that a 3-year-old child needs $30,000 per month to be taken care of, it also seems a little cowardly that Bosh would go to those extremes to keep from supporting the child that he helped to create, especially when Allison is petitioning for food stamps.
What do you think? Was Chris justified in his actions?