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Judge rips Allen Iverson as parent, orders him to attend AA meetings

A judge who presided over Allen Iverson’s divorce ripped into the former NBA star’s parenting, stripped him of custody of his children, and ordered him to attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to address his drinking problem, TMZ reports.

The Atlanta judge recently signed off on Iverson’s divorce from ex-wife Tawanna, and awarded her legal and physical custody of the couple’s five children. Iverson reportedly has visitation rights, but he has to follow strict rules in order to maintain them.

Iverson reportedly must not consume any alcohol for the next 18 months, and he must not have alcohol within 24 hours of seeing his children. He also has been ordered to see a psychiatrist and attend AA meetings for a year, per TMZ.

In the final ruling, the judge ripped into Iverson.

“[Iverson] does not know how to manage the children; has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development.

“For example, he has refused to attend to an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired,” the judge writes, per TMZ.

The judge also scolds Iverson for leaving his children alone without supervision.

Iverson’s personal life has appeared to be a mess since he stopped playing in the NBA. His divorce case got so ugly that at one point his ex wanted a list of all his sexual partners while they were together. Iverson’s financial problems were exposed, and his mansion was in foreclosure as of last December.

The judge’s ruling is not a surprise. In 2010, we exposed Iverson for hosting a party when he was supposed to be taking care of his daughter. There were also reports of him having an alcohol problem.

Maybe the judge’s ruling will actually help Iverson turn around his life.



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  • http://www.facebook.com/karlacorbin Karla Mitchell

    Pretty harsh ruling, but there are two sides to this I’m sure……

  • johnsnare

    Pray tell.  How do you monitor someone from consuming any alcohol.?  Get real Judge.  Just fine the guy a large amount of money.  Money talks and B.S.walks.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FI6YDNSO5SKGYWKTXFTGDG5DCM Legalize

     Harsh ruling my ass dont feel bad for him. he was a bad parent and needs to pay for it.. What he is doing is actually proving the stereotype that black men do not know how to be fathers…i know that its not true but he is trying to make it true

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FI6YDNSO5SKGYWKTXFTGDG5DCM Legalize

     hey john your a dumbass you would rather him just pay money and be able to still have the kids even though he is a bad parent…it sounds like you have been in Allen’s position before and your just feeling for him…is that true are you a dead beat dad to

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.bayray Mike Bayray

    Are you trying to tell me A.I.’s wife thinks he was being unfaithful? why would she think that? He always seemed like a really down to earth grounded individual, who would be a great parent.  At least be honest with yourself sweetie you wanted the paycheck. Let me guess you met at a hotel bar or a club? Just a wild stab in the dark. PLEASE!!

  • http://twitter.com/Cubatobaco Ray Hogge

    A responsible parent doesn’t get drunk in front of his children or host a party while they are there. And, its hard to fine a bankrupt piece of trash. I grew up 10 miles from him and watched him grow up. He’s been the same way since he was a teen; a typical thug that received too much  money and was beyond irresponsible with it. His Bethel teammate, Tony Rutledge, was a 10x better player that ended his career in college due to an injury. Turn the page on this clown and move on to the next topic. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35WGBFUEOQKY7NXFPI3LXLWXKU Bo

     Actually in high school, they’ve known each other a long time.  Sad with kids involved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000355112679 Rob Kraehnke

    High profile cases.  You never hear about the guy down the street that gets drunk and beats his kids.  The only time it seems that most people care is when they can see the red and blue flashing lights from their own front window after something severe happens.  Then it’s all “yeah, he’s a bad person” , “take the kids from that situation”.  I just hope that this Tawanna  lady is the right choice.  If it is only about the little money he has left then those kids are in for a harsher future than what they previously had.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X4RVM66N4ICG26BDHQ25EAWQKM geneo

    POS, was a dirt bag, still is!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UO6BTOJFNKQ2RULVPBUV6DBWJU Gellin

    So he still has visitation rights? it should be monitored if Yes. Kids are so much more important than sports and parties when YOU grow Up.

  • jcice13

    I don’t see how this is a harsh ruling, if a man is a drunkard and a bad father how can a ruling like this be harsh, wouldn’t it be worse if the judge said he had NO visitation rights at all?? and 2 sides??? like you really believe iverson’s attorney didn’t bring his client’s best side or what might be his best side out in the court activities?? come on be serious, harsh

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WQQHMETJXBNHGKYISUJVYSTVSE Martin

    which part of the gerry springer show  is missing here , flowers and cake flying ?

  • WeAreNotAmused

    This story makes me sad for the Iversons. I remember during that magical 2001 season, when the Sixers made it to the finals, the way AI’s adorable daughter would join him after the games during his TV interviews. Please, AI, wake up and get your act back together. Somewhere inside your broken outer self lies a man who wanted to be a good father. Is there any way John Thompson or Larry Brown can talk some sense into AI before it’s too late?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MS2R46BZNWZDGARKN7UHWDYID4 Realtalk Man

    firstly, his teammate was not 10x better. You sound as if are upset for some reason. Just be happy fo what ever it is that you are doing with your life and try to raise your children the best way you know how. If you were that close than you know his real story. Look at the vast majority(not all) young men(no matter the color) that grow up in harsh enviroments without a dad. Most of their stories are the same as his. They just didnt get the money he did

  • Plug66

    Martin, it Jerry, Dude!  You should have paid more attention when you were there!!!  LoL  :)

  • Rex Reyes III

    He should read DWade’s book about Fatherhood. :)

  • rffoxrx

    This was bound to happen.  Allen Iverson has always been on a path to distruction!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7AFJOEJW3U4GDFZJRIDANVC3M4 Wes

    And I suppose YOU know “the real story” about Iverson? Perhaps you can tell us all about what really happened that night at the bowling alley incident, or why a blessed athlete like Iverson can’t stop finding his way into the papers for the wrong reasons.

    Lots of people grew up during The Great Depression, my Grandparents for example. They didn’t turn to drink and crime. They rolled their sleeves up and went to work, or sought it out.

    This Judge must be the same one who “ordered” that Lohan gal into rehab. How’s that working out for her? Some people will NEVER learn, end of story.