Herschel Walker and the number of kids he allegedly has around the country has been a topic of discussion with him being knee deep into politics.
The Daily Beast published that Walker fathered a son more than a decade ago and reported it had confirmed the identity of the boy and the mother. They also claim that the mother had sued Walker in order to obtain a declaration of paternity and child support.
According to the report, Walker was ordered to pay child support starting in 2014.
The campaign of Herschel Walker publicly acknowledged this week that the Republican Senate candidate has three children by women he was not married to, in addition to his son he has with his former wife.
His most publicized child is Christian Walker, who has a strong social media following.
“I have four children,” Mr. Walker said in a statement to The New York Times. “Three sons and a daughter. They’re not ‘undisclosed’ — they’re my kids. I support them all and love them all. I’ve never denied my children.”
He added, “Saying I hide my children because I don’t discuss them with reporters to win a campaign? That’s outrageous. I can take the heat, that’s politics — but leave my kids alone.”
His comments about the number of kids are notable since he has publicly criticized absentee fathers in Black families around the country.
“And I want to apologize to the African American community, because the fatherless home is a major, major problem,” Walker told conservative activist Charlie Kirk in a 2020 interview. In another interview that year with conservative media personalities Diamond and Silk, Walker said that men who have “a child with a woman, even if you have to leave that woman … you don’t leave the child.”
Walker will forever be remembered for his football career at the University of Georgia. After a stellar three seasons in Athens, Walker made his way to the pros, starting off in the now defunct USFL with the New Jersey Generals for three seasons before switching to the NFL.
Walker played for four franchises (the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants) and ran for 8,225 yards, 61 touchdowns and averaged 4.2 yards per carry.