Nik Pace Allegedly Wants HOW Much in Child Support?


New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards may be thinking the loss of his Super Bowl dreams is the least of his problems right about now. Nik Pace, a former contestant of America’s Next Top Model and Edwards' ex, is allegedly seeking $70,000 a month in child support payments for the child they had together in August.

Braylon filed to be recognized as the boy’s father in Georgia, but was rejected by Pace whose attorney called it a “cold, distributed movement to recompense less money” because Georgia is “traditionally less lavish with child await payments.”

Pace, 25, moved to New York after Edwards was traded to the Jets and now she is allegedly suing him for $70,000 a month child support. That is more than $800,000 a year. For one baby! Does that seem incredibly high to anyone else?


Attorneys for Edwards argue that Braylon desperately wants to be a father to his son and that he has been stymied. Pace issued a statement to the contrary last month.

At no time was Mr. Edwards refused the right to attend the birth of his son. Ms. Pace encouraged him to do so. Additionally, Mr. Edwards has yet to sign his son’s birth certificate making it impossible for his son to have his last name, Edwards as Georgia law requires. It is also completely and unequivocally false that Ms. Pace has ever requested a specified settlement from Mr. Edwards in the amount of up to $70,000.00 per month.

According to Edwards' attorney, he has tried to be there for the child and pay support, but Pace has not accepted it.

No matter what the truth is, this is an ugly, ugly battle with a child in the middle of it all. Braylon Edwards earns about $5 million a year so he can certainly afford to shell out a lot of cash. But does one baby really need $70,000?

It is hard to believe that anyone would be so greedy as to ask for that specific (incredibly high) sum of money for one baby, but stranger things have happened. Let's just hope this family is able to work things out for the baby boy who needs them both.

Do you think $70,000 is too much to ask for?

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Kristy Hinojosa

Of course it's too high of an amount to ask.  She's a gold digger plain and simple.  She probably got pregnant on purpose to take this guy for as much money as she could.  Sad world we live in that babies are used as a means to extort a butt load of money.

Ashley Castillo

I have no idea how child support works, but does the Mom have to provide proof that every penny is being spent on the child and not on herself? To be honest, providing herself with a handsome income is the only reason I can think of to ask for that much money. 

He doesn't sound like a deadbeat Dad, and it seems to me that this kid is not going to want for anything, 800,000 a year child support or no. This just makes me sad for all those women out there trying to anything from their partner, and here it appears this women is using the system to be a nuisance. 

Luv.M... Luv.My.Kidz

You know, as much as I can't stand Braylon (as a Clevelander) I can't see this being acceptable in court.

She can raise that child prefectly fine on $70,000 a year. Shit many people raise several kids on 1/8 of that income yearly. I wish this gold digger gets NOTHING but $1000 a month and good ridence! Stupid gold diggers!

I agree with another lady, it seems she might have gotten pregnant on purpose just to get money from Braylon. If this is the case, she shouldn't get a damn dime!

adula... adulation

That's excessive and it's a shame that she's using her child as a pawn in her scheme to make money without earning it.  These women really hurt us average single moms out there just trying to scrape by.



jalaz77 jalaz77

Not surprised in the least. This is really pathetic! 

starr... starrsitter

I'm really trying to figure out how I would spend $70K a year on my child (and we're living pretty comfortably), let alone a month.  That leads me to believe that the money is going somewhere else.  Just saying.

DebaLa DebaLa

*stifling yawn* Not buying the hype — I don't believe either of them. Just one more case of 'He Said She Said' in both family court, and that of public opinion. The only thing that is true evidence of refusal to acknowledge paternity, hence parental and financial responsibility, is if his signature is not on the birth certificate, given Georgia law. I suspect the facts are down the middle and he doesn't want the kid to have his name, but wants to be there for the kid in some limited way that she finds unacceptable. Whatever.

Just2... Just2busymom

$$ brings the evil in some people to the surface. 

1swee... 1sweetmommma

Wow.....I had to beg, plead, claw, and fight  to get $150 a month in child support from my ex...Who I was married to at the time of conception & birth AND whose signature is on my son's birth certificate.  He is now almost $14k in arrears, which I am now having to again fight the court system over to simply enforce. Wonder what she'll hafta do to get  $70,000, much less get it enforced....

nonmember avatar misspegotty

I don't think it's about how much money the baby needs, but how much money the father earns. I mean, if they were married and living together this baby would have a certain standard of living, and the kid should have it wether or not the parents are together.

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