JONESBORO, Ga. — Former NFL running back Jamal Lewis has been released from a Georgia jail after he was arrested for allegedly not paying child support.
Clayton County sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Brian Crisp says the 32-year-old Lewis was charged with child abandonment, a misdemeanor. Crisp says Lewis was released on bond shortly after midnight Wednesday.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Lewis was booked in the Clayton County jail around 11 p.m. Tuesday. An arrest warrant alleges that Lewis had no contact with his son for more than a year.
Lewis filed for bankruptcy in April, listing $14.5 million in assets and $10.6 million in debts.
Lewis retired in 2009 after nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. In 2003, Lewis ran for 2,066 yards – the second-highest total in NFL history.
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