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Former NBA player arrested for failing to pay child support

A former NBA player famous for being part of an NCAA basketball team and a group referred to as the "Fab Five" in the early 1990s has been arrested for failing to make outstanding child support payments.

In Maryland, parents owed child support may seek judicial intervention by filing a contempt action to force the non-paying spouse to comply. In the event that the other parent does not pay, the court can enforce payment through many different avenues and in some cases will award attorney's fees.

The former NBA player reportedly owed $17,209 to his ex-wife for the care of their child. The delinquent payments spanned from 2008 to 2011. Agents attempting to collect the past due payments reportedly tried to reach the player by phone for six weeks, also leaving notes at his residence.

He was eventually arrested at a local church after agents noticed an advertisement for a basketball camp with which the player was involved. His bond has been set at $3,500. The player has reportedly not yet paid this fee and currently remains in jail. If convicted, the player could face up to four years in prison.

Rising to fame in the NCAA in 1992 where he and the rest of the "Fab Five" drew acclaim for their skills as a team, the player eventually went on to play 64 games in the NBA before leaving professional basketball to pursue other interests. The player now works as a radio sports analyst. He is also the CEO of his own company that specializes in the creation and installation of industrial, commercial and residential of solar energy systems.

Source: Detroit Free Press, "Former Fab 5 Star Jimmy King arrested for back child support," Naomi R. Patton, Aug. 10, 2011

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