In 2013, Aldon Smith was one of the best defensive players in the NFL and was making millions of dollars a year and expecting to make millions of dollars a year for many years to come. Based on his income, Smith was ordered to pay $9,007 a month in child support to the mother of their then-infant son.
Since then, Smith’s career has fallen apart. He is currently suspended by the league indefinitely, and as a result he is asking for a reduction in child support.
“I have had no income since November 2015,” Smith said in court documents. “I have done my best to stay current, but without an income I have fallen behind.”
Smith is currently behind almost $79,000 in payments, but TMZ reports that he continues to live a lavish lifestyle, suggesting that he still does have some money left from those NFL millions.
The 28-year-old Smith recorded 19.5 sacks and was a first-team All-Pro in 2012. He most recently played for the Raiders and would go back to them if he is reinstated.