Jamal Lewis, former Baltimore Ravens RB, arrested, charged with child abandonment

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis (right) (Photo: Keith Allison/flickr)

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - 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.