It seems as though former America’s Next Top Model contestant Nik Pace is suing Braylon Edwards of the New York Jets for child support. Earlier this year, Nik publicly announced the birth of her son via Essence but the father of the child remained a secret.  According to The NY Post, She is asking for atleast $70,000 a month in support:

Edwards fathered a boy with the 25-year- old beauty, who was a finalist on Tyra Banks‘ show in 2005, and she gave birth to Braylon Jr. in August in Georgia. Edwards, who makes about $5 million a year, immediately filed in Atlanta to be recognized as the father — but was shocked when Pace objected and sued for child support in New York. Pace’s lawyer, Raoul Felder, told Page Six: “Braylon had tried to get the case litigated in Georgia because they are traditionally less generous with child support payments.

Pace is believed to have known Edwards for a few years, but they never had a serious relationship, friends say.

But Edwards insists he’s just trying to do the right thing by his child. “Nik’s main home is in Georgia, she is registered to vote in Georgia, and she gave birth in Georgia, which is why he immediately asked the courts in Georgia to recognize him as the dad,” a source said. “She only moved to New York in November after he was traded to the Jets. He wants to be part of the child’s life, but she wouldn’t even tell him where or when the child would be born so he could be there. He wants to provide for his son. He has been paying support since the birth.”

Edwards’ lawyer, Randy Kessler, said, “Braylon is a proud father who has loved and supported his child since before he was born. He filed in June to declare himself the legal father and she objected.”