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Former America’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 runner-up Erika Nik Pace is suing New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards for $70,000 a month in child support payments for their son Braylon Edwards Jr., who was born in August 2009.

The 25-year-old model lived in Atlanta at the time of her son’s birth but moved to Manhattan in November and insists that the case be litigated through the New York court system. Edwards filed with the state of Georgia in June, declaring himself to be the legal father.

Pace’s lawyer, Raoul Felder said, “Braylon had tried to get the case litigated in Georgia because they are traditionally less generous with child support payments. It’s a cold, calculated act to pay less money.”

Edwards’ attorney Randy Kessler said, ” Braylon is a proud father who has loved and supported his child since before he was born.”

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