They Call Him “The Big Unit” For a Reason
From the The Smoking Gun:
MARCH 27—Sure, Randy Johnson may earn $16 million annually pitching for the New York Yankees, but that hasn’t stopped the baseball star from trying to legally nickel and dime a woman with whom he had a “secret” child out of wedlock. The All-Star athlete, 42, last month filed a court petition—a copy of which you’ll find below—seeking a rebate for $750-a-month day care payments he has provided over the past eight years to the mother of the pair’s 16-year-old daughter. The child was born in September 1989, but it wasn’t until nearly nine years later that Johnson and Laurel Roszell, 46, entered into a custody/support agreement and the so-called Big Unit began making payments. In an interview, Roszell told TSG that she chose not to seek financial support until 1997 and that Johnson has met their daughter once, while she was still hospitalized following her birth. Asked if Johnson, whom she lived with early in his Major League career, has ever acknowledged their daughter, Roszell replied, “Nope. Nothing. Never.” She added that she broke up with Johnson midway through her pregnancy and that the girl was the star’s “dark little secret.”
Useless trivia: Randy Johnson and I used to go to the same hair stylist when I was a kid. We did not share the same haircut, howeverŚmine was actually worse.