Dwight Howard isn’t a deadbeat dad

At least according to his former girlfriend and the mother of his child, Royce Reed. In a story about athletes having children out of wedlock that aired on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Reed was featured talking about what it’s like for a woman to have a child with a pro athlete.

As we all remember, Howard took a lot of heat locally for having a child out of wedlock after he entered the league as a very outspoken Christian.

Normally we stick to on-court news, but since the story features both Howard and Scott, I thought it would be worth a watch.

While Dwight’s personal life is his personal life, it’s nice to know that he’s done a nice job taking care of his responsibilities off the court, unlike some of the other players featured in the piece.

You can watch the entire report here below.

After the segment, former Magic star Dennis Scott gave his opinion on the temptations that pro athletes can face off the court. Also appearing on the three-person panel is friend of OMD, Shannon Owens, a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel.

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