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Ex-Browns RB Jamal Lewis arrested in Georgia

4:18 AM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
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JONESBORO, Ga. -- Former NFL running back Jamal Lewis has been released from a Georgia jail after he was arrested for allegedly not paying child support.

Clayton County sheriff's spokesman Capt. Brian Crisp says the 32-year-old Lewis was charged with child abandonment, a misdemeanor. Crisp says Lewis was released on bond shortly after midnight Wednesday. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Lewis was booked in the Clayton County jail around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

An arrest warrant alleges that Lewis had no contact with his son for more than a year.

Lewis filed for bankruptcy in April, listing $14.5 million in assets and $10.6 million in debts.

Lewis retired in 2009 after nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. In 2003, Lewis ran for 2,066 yards -- the second-highest total in NFL history.

The Associated Press

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