Andre Rison calls legal troubles 'big nasty hurdle'

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

FLINT, Mich. -- Ex-NFL player Andre Rison, who is accused of violating his probation in a child support case, says he will turn himself in after a judge in Michigan signed an arrest warrant for him.

Rison told the Detroit Free Press he is a good father and that his legal troubles are a "big nasty hurdle."

The warrant signed Tuesday by a federal judge says Rison recently tested positive for marijuana and failed to keep up with minimum support payments. Rison said he has used marijuana candy to deal with post-NFL injuries.

In 2013, the Flint, Michigan, native was ordered to pay at least $1,000 a month.

Rison was a star Michigan State receiver and played for seven NFL teams from 1989 to 2000. He has lately been a high school coach in Flint and Ann Arbor.