A former NFL running back is in some serious trouble for not taking care of his financial obligations regarding his children.
According to ABC 13 in Houston Texas, a judge has signed off on an arrest warrant for former running back and Houston Texans player Ben Tate after reportedly failing to pay thousands of dollars in child support.
Tate’s ex-wife Tasha Malek, with whom he shares three children, told the news site that she has yet to see a cent of the $39,000 that Tate was ordered to pay.
“I have three children, and it’s very expensive to support three children. I am a single mother. I work very hard to support my kids,” Malek said.
Malek’s attorney Steve Bruman claims Tate has been neglecting to pay child support and has also denied being served.
“He was located in Atlanta, Georgia, and was served earlier this week. Apparently, late last night, Mr. Tate had filed a motion with the court indicating that the individual served was not him,” Bruman said.
Ben Tate was taken as the 58th pick in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Texans.
According to Spotrac, he brought in $7,101,374 for his career.
During his time with the Texans, Tate played two seasons as a backup to Arian Foster. However, he managed to rush for over 900 yards in his second season despite being limited by injuries. In 2014, he signed with the Cleveland Browns, where he played two seasons, He would rush for just 333 yards in eight games before being released mid-season.
Ben then signed with the Minnesota Vikings but saw limited playing time, rushing for just 38 yards in three games. He also spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills but never saw any regular-season action with either team.
In 2016, Ben announced his retirement from the NFL.
Tate’s NFL career statistics include 540 rushing attempts for 2,363 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. He was known for his physical running style and ability to break tackles.
While Tate had a solid NFL career, he never quite reached the level of stardom that some expected of him.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.