Welp, I really wanted to like Nerlens Noel, so this is a bummer: According to TMZ, Nerlens Noel is currently being sued by a woman who claims he owes her child support. TMZ Sports acquired legal documents in which Jamie — the mother of the child — claims “Nerlens agreed to pay $10k per month in child support — and did for 3 months — but suddenly cut her off and hasn’t paid a dime since.” From there:
“Jamie filed a lawsuit against Nerlens hoping the judge would force him to pay up — but he fired back with legal docs of his own claiming he’s not convinced he’s the real father.
In fact, in Noel’s legal docs he writes, ‘[He] does not have sufficient knowledge of information to know whether [Jamie] engaged in sexual relations with other men during the times pertinent to this case.’
Jamie denies that claim.
Nerlens also states when he signed the affidavit saying he’s the father, he did so ‘without first fully reading and understanding’ the document.”
Okay, first off, don’t sign documents you don’t fully read and understand. That goes for everyone, but especially athletes who just became millionaires. In fact, whoever told Noel he didn’t have to read or understand that document should be fired from whatever job they have, even if it’s completely unrelated to the legal system. They’re just not smart. Secondly, Noel is now demanding a DNA test to see if he is the father, which is at least better than fully denying it and claiming you won’t pay another cent. It’s a step in the right direction.
But finally, I have seen enough episodes of Maury to at least have a hunch on when a baby is the child of a certain man, and considering that baby already looks like it’s at least five feet tall, my instincts say it’s Noel’s. But dude, clear this shit up so I can like you again.
h/t reader Vincent