Terrell Owens is a wanted man after a California judge issued an arrest warrant for him earlier this week. The warrant stems from Owens’ failure to appear for a child support hearing on Oct. 24.

Owens claims he was not trying to shirk his responsibilities as a father. In fact, quite the opposite. Owens says he failed to show for the Oct. 24 hearing becasue that was the day he was holding his public workout session trying to impress NFL teams to show he has recovered from ACL surgery.

Owens tried to reschedule the court date to no avail, leading to the arrest warrant after he simply didn’t show up the hearing.

In the meantime, Owens is reportedly taking care of the bench warrant.