Arrest warrant issued for former NFL star Terrell Owens over missed court date

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Terrell Owens

(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for former NFL star Terrell Owens after he failed to show up last month for a court date regarding child support payments.

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Owens' spokeswoman, Diana Bianchini, said Saturday the free-agent wide receiver tried to reschedule his Oct. 24 hearing in Contra Costa County Court because he had set up a televised workout in the hopes of securing a new contract. No teams attended the workout.

According to Bianchini, Owens said he was looking for a new attorney and was representing himself while trying to change the court date. She said his new attorneys will deal with the warrant issued this week.

Bianchini said Owens is seeking to modify his child support payments because they were based on the approximately $12 million a year he was making in 2007 when he played for the Dallas Cowboys.

The 37-year-old Owens has been rehabilitating a left knee injury that required surgery. He played 14 games for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, making 73 receptions and scoring nine touchdowns.