A former NBA player who earned more than $5 million during his career has somehow allowed himself to owe more than $300,000 in child support and hasn’t made a payment since 2022, prosecutors said.
On Tuesday, former Golden State Warriors player Jacob Evans has been indicted for non-support of dependents, a fifth-degree felony. The 25-year-old is the father of a child born in the county in 2018. Paternity was determined through genetic testing, and a court ordered him to pay more than $6,100 in child support per month.
Investigators said he paid around $60,000 but then stopped making payments in 2022 and now owes more than $300,000 in child support.
“Even with his driver’s license and passport suspended, Mr. Evans still has not paid his past-due child support,” Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said in a press release. “My hope is that – by filing these charges – Mr. Evans pays his court-ordered child support.”
Child Support Enforcement Agency has tried to contact Evans and his agent for nearly two years.
A fifth-degree felony is punishable by a prison term of six to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500.
Evans played college basketball at the University of Cincinnati, where he was named to the All-AAC Second Team in his junior year.
Evans is a former NBA player who was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft. He played two seasons for the Warriors before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in February 2020. Evans then signed with the Pelicans in December 2020, but was waived before the start of the 2020-2021 NBA season.
More recently, Evans played for the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s G-League affiliate, in 2021 and 2022.
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