Braylon's Got Baby Trouble

By Jennifer Millman
|  Friday, Dec 18, 2009  |  Updated 9:56 AM EDT
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Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards has some baby trouble. Maybe that's why he drops all those balls.

The talented, yet often butter-handed NFL player fathered a son with "America's Next Top Model" contestant Nik Pace, who's now suing Edwards for up to a whopping $70,000 a month, according to The New York Post's Page Six.

Pace, who was a finalist on Tyra Bank's show in 2005, had the baby – a boy named Braylon Jr. -- in August in Georgia and now wants his daddy to pay up.

Gang Green's latest acquisition filed right away in Georgia to be legally recognized as the father, according to Page Six – a move Pace's lawyer claimed was engineered so he would pay less child support. Georgia courts tend to be more miserly with child support payments than those in New York. So Pace had the case moved to the Big Apple.

"We had the case dismissed in Georgia and moved [it] to New York because this is where Nik lives," attorney Raoul Felder told Page Six. "We served Braylon in the past week. He can run, but he can't hide."

The 26-year-old athlete earns about $5 million a year and will be an NFL free agent next season. A source close to Edwards told Page Six that the football player wants to do right and provide for his son.

"Braylon is a proud father who has loved and supported his child since before he was born," Edwards' lawyer, Randy Kessler, added. "He filed in June to declare himself the legal father and she objected."

Edwards and Pace saw each other for a few years, but the relationship never developed into anything serious, according to Page Six.

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