Nerlens Noel just turned 20 in April, but the former Kentucky star is already reportedly learning what a child support battle is all about. According to TMZ, a woman has filed a lawsuit against Noel in an attempt to get him to cough up some hefty child support payments.
The woman, who is named Jamie, claims Noel signed an affidavit in May 2013 admitting he is the father of her child the week after he was born. Legal documents obtained by TMZ say Noel agreed to pay Jamie $10,000 per month in child support and only did so for three months. He is now demanding a DNA test.
For whatever reason, Noel suddenly decided to respond with legal documents of his own claiming he is not convinced he is the child’s father. The Philadelphia 76ers center says he signed the affidavit “without first fully reading and understanding” its content.
“[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,” Noel’s lawyer wrote in his legal filing.
TMZ featured a photo of Noel next to the child, and they look pretty similar. If he did in fact agree to pay Jamie $10,000 per month and a DNA test determines he is the father, Noel is going to owe her quite a bit of money.