Court Records: Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon stepped away from team after hit with $6,800 monthly child support order
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cuyahoga County court records shows Cleveland Browns wide receiver Joshua Gordon announced he wouldn't be at Browns training camp just three days after being ordered to pay nearly $7,000 a month plus health insurance in child support for his second child.
The child support payments were scheduled to start in August.
On July 20, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court records show a copy of Gordon's Child Support Computation Worksheet with his second child's mother, Christina Lockhart.
The worksheet determines how much money Gordon would pay Lockhart in child support by comparison of incomes. According to the worksheet, Gordon was listed as making an annual salary of $800,000 per year as of July 18, 2018.
Through various calculations, it was determined that Gordon was to pay Christina Lockhart nearly $6,800 a month in addition to providing health care coverage for his now three-year-old daughter.
On July 23, 2018, Gordon announced that he would not be at Browns Training Camp because of his health and his overall treatment plan.
Two days later on July 25, Gordon asked the court to modify his Temporary Child Support order, stating that the court didn't take into consideration that he has another child support obligation and that he was not currently working. Gordon states that according to his Cleveland Browns contract, he wouldn't receive his first paycheck until the week of September 9, 2018 if everything goes as planned.
Gordon stated the Child Support Computation Worksheet was incomplete because there were no paystubs or evidence used to support the Temporary Support Order. Gordon also stated that the court didn't deduct local income taxes either.
Gordon was rumored to be making major announcement around 9 p.m. on Aug. 16. Cleveland 19 News has reached out to the Cleveland Browns organization to see if they have been made aware of this announcement, but our calls have not been returned.
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