We have been hearing about athletes getting into nasty paternal lawsuits with their ex-wives, ex-girlfriend or baby mamas today is Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson and his baby mama Shannon Beckton.
31-year-old Joe Johnson the new guard with the Nets from Little Rock, Arkansas was drafted by the Celtics in 2001, after playing in Boston for one year he signed with the Suns. In 2005 he moved to Atlanta and played with the Hawks. He was traded on July 11 to the Brooklyn Nets signing a 126-million contract.
So those are the good news the bad news is that his baby mama Shannon Beckton wants a piece of that contract, and he plans to share it with his son, the boy he had with his baby mama, well, TMZ reported Johnson still plans to have a paternity test, just to be sure he is the father of Shannon’s son and if the boy is in fact his he wants joint custody of the child, the child should take his name and eventually enjoy his estate.
As for Beckton, she should be part responsible for their child’s financial support and I guess she will be in one hell of a problem is her son is not Johnson’s after all sources said he has been providing the boy during these past five years.
Joe Johnson was dating Winter Thompson, who moved into his place in 2010, not long after that it was announced she was pregnant with his child. Joe is currently dating Kayla Freeman, who posed with him at the Brooklyn Borough Hall where the Nets introduced him into their team on Friday.