Broke Phi Broke? Chad Johnson Pleads With Court To Lower Child Support Payments

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It was all good a couple of years ago.

Former NFL star Chad Johnson is trying to keep his financial head above water and part of that includes wanting his child support payments for one of his children lowered.

Johnson recently filed court papers stating that he would like the court payments lowered because when he initially agreed to pay the $5,420 per month back in March 2012, he was doing very well for himself. But now, Johnson says he cannot afford the payments stating he”finds himself without a contract and without a team. Simply [I am] unemployed.”

The child involved in these particular documents is a son he has with Andrea Pearson. They were involved in a bit of a child support “battle” until they both agreed on that monthly $5,420 check.  The son is one of five children Johnson has fathered.

There was no word from TMZ how much child support, if any, he pays for all of his other children.

My, how the “mighty” have fallen.  Johnson was having a pretty good year in 2012 for quite some time: he became an even bigger star after he began dating and eventually being engaged to Basketball Wives cast member Evelyn Lozada. But that relationship ended in the summer of 2012 after he head butted her during an argument.

He was then released from the Miami Dolphins, he lost pretty  much all of his endorsement deal and he and Evelyn’s reality show was shut down.

No word yet on how the judge will rule.

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