Raptors’ Bosh Accused Of Being A Deadbeat Dad

From what I can remember, Chris Bosh’s career in the NBA has been a mostly positive one. Since joining the league in 2003 after being taken fourth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Draft, he’s been able to play well on the court while staying out of trouble off of it. Usually the only time we see him mentioned in non-basketball stories is when he’s recording YouTube videos to campaign for the All-Star game. Well, now Bosh probably regrets that video.

It was at that All Star Game in New Orleans in which Bosh may have gotten himself into a bit of trouble. According to documents filed in court on Monday, Bosh got Allison Mathis pregnant after buying her fertility drugs, then when she was seven months pregnant, Bosh allegedly dropped her like a bad habit. Now she’s suing him for what he owes.


The court documents, filed in Maryland on behalf of Bosh’s former live-in girlfriend, Allison Mathis, who is seeking child support and sole custody, allege that in early 2008 Mathis and Bosh planned to get married. According to the filings, whose allegations have been denied by Bosh, they made a consensual decision to have a child together and Bosh, who is earning a salary of $14.4 million (U.S.) this season, paid for a fertility drug to hasten the process.

Not long after Mathis conceived – at last year’s NBA all-star weekend in New Orleans, according to a sworn affidavit signed by Mathis – the couple moved into a jointly owned $1.6 million home in Frisco, Tex.

But upon Bosh’s return from the Beijing Olympics in August of last year, the player signalled his intention to, according to the complaint, “move on” from the relationship. With Mathis seven months pregnant it is alleged Bosh stopped supporting her financially and attempted to have her removed from their home. Without money to pay for her obstetrician appointments, let alone a means of transportation to attend them, Mathis, according to the documents, suffered “breakthrough bleeding and a constantly upset stomach” while utility companies threatened to disconnect her electricity, gas and water.

Mathis then returned to home to Maryland where she gave birth to Trinity Meyers on November 2nd after needing an emergency C-section. And Trinity’s only seen her father twice since being born - both times in a hotel room when Bosh was in town to play the Wizards. The documents also allege that Bosh contested that he was the baby’s father, but a DNA test showed a 99.97% probability that the child is his.

There’s also the fact that on January 7th, the day of Bosh’s alleged first meeting with his daughter, there’s an entry on his Twitter page that says “I’m on top of the world right now. I’ve seen the new light!

Oh, and if Ms. Mathis’ name sounds somewhat familiar to you, that’s because it is. You may remember last January when LeBron James claimed the inspiration for leading a comeback against the Raptors in a game in Toronto was the trash-talking he received from Chris Bosh’s girlfriend. Mathis was that girlfriend. She’s costing Bosh more than games now.