Ex-NFL player Andre Rison, who is accused of violating his probation in a child support case, says he will turn himself in after a judge in Michigan issued a warrant for his arrest.
The Flint native maintains that he’s a good father and his legal troubles are a “big nasty hurdle.”
“I’m just tired. Here I am, being looked at like a hardcore criminal. … I’m trying to do the right thing,” Rison told the Detroit Free Press. “My mistake was made years ago, and I’m still under this microscope. It’s very frustrating.”
The warrant signed Tuesday by a federal judge says Rison recently tested positive for marijuana and failed to keep up with minimum support payments. Rison said he has used marijuana candy to deal with post-NFL injuries.
“I hurt every day,” he said.
Rison, who famously dated late TLC member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, played for seven NFL teams from 1989 to 2000. He has lately been a high school coach in Flint and Ann Arbor.
In 2013, he was ordered to pay at least $1,000 a month toward a total of $300,000 in restitution. Rison told the Free Press he makes $9,000 per year as an assistant coach and collects $3,300 per month in disability benefits from the NFL.
(Photo Source: Lisa Rison Twitter)