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Oklahoma prosecutors charge alleged 'deadbeat dads' with felonies

Former Sooner football player becomes first to be charged.
BY NOLAN CLAY Modified: July 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm •  Published: July 23, 2010

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Williams spent most of his NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens but also was with the San Diego Chargers, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In 2001, he and his wife had $609,129 in income, court records show. He made more than $1 million overall during his NFL career, the records show.

He has made some support payments, court records show.

An Oklahoma County judge in February 2004 ordered Williams to pay $72,180 in back child support after a paternity test determined he was the father of a girl born in 1997. He also was ordered to pay $1,275 each month until the girl turned 18.

Williams said Thursday night he did not know about the felony charge. He said he is now unemployed. "I'm going to call my lawyer and see what's going on," he said.

"I got so far behind because I didn't find out that I had a kid until she was like 10 years old. The mother didn't tell me until the child was like 10 years old. They charged me for all the back child support," he said Thursday. "If I didn't know nothing about it, I don't know how I could have paid it."

In 2003, he said in court papers he had no knowledge of his daughter until she was almost 5.

Other defendants

Prosecutors charged one father, Willie David McCalister, 42, of Oklahoma City, three times for allegedly failing to pay $64,344 in child support owed three children.

The others charged and their alleged delinquent amounts were:

• Charles Wright McKinney Jr., 32, of Oklahoma City, $34,277.

• Thomas Eugene Toles, 27, of Oklahoma City, $23,832.

• Jasper Homer Washa Jr., 38, of Oklahoma City, $15,595.

• Terry Clovis May, 42, of Blanchard; $17,522. has disabled the comments for this article.