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during their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Former New Orleans Saints receiver Robert Meachem was jailed on Monday for failing to pay nearly $400,000 in child support and alimony.

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Meachem was given 30 days in jail after failing to pay $388,019 in child support for his two children and his ex-wife, according to a report in the New Orleans Advocate. Meachem and his ex-wife divorced in 2014 while Meachem was still playing for the Saints. He was making $855,000 at the time, but he hasn’t played since the 2014 season.

Meachem, 33, will be released from jail if he can come up with $100,000, the Advocate reported. If he can’t, he’ll remain in jail for the full 30 days.

He recorded nearly 3,000 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns in seven seasons in the NFL.

(h/t Pro Football Talk)

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