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Former NFL player arrested for failing to pay child support

Jonas Gray is no stranger to the limelight. The former Patriot player is known for his role in the 2014 game vs the Colts. The running back scored four touchdown points and collected 201 rushing yards leading to the win over Indianapolis. This game is known for being one of the best games for a running back in all of NFL history. Despite these accomplishments, Gray is in the Florida news recently for a very different reason: back child support.

The 27-year-old was taken into custody at a Hillsborough county jail after turning himself in. Kourtney Pina gave birth to Gray's child in 2015. In May of 2016, the 33-year-old mother filed a paternity notice. The case has been progressing over the past 18 months, leading up to the arrest of her child's father.

Courts can legally detain someone until a pre-determined cash amount is paid. Jonas faced the threat of spending 30 days in jail. Instead, he paid the 7,924 dollars for the owed child support; he was then released on Wednesday morning. He spent 17 hours in the Florida jail. It is not known at this time how much is due after the 7,924 dollars in deducted.

Gray is just one of the many people who owe child support. Florida residents who are due back support may consider the option of hiring an experienced family law attorney to explore the options they have. A lawyer may be able to help build a strong case and assist in answering any questions that may arise when dealing with child support.

Source:, "Ex-Patriots RB Jonas Gray jailed for not paying child support", Greg Auman, Oct.4, 2017