"I was young and ambitious and I love women," Orlando Shaw told the local CBS affiliate. "You can't knock no man for loving women."
Speaking outside a Nashville courthouse this week, Shaw, who has long ago lost count of his offspring (or as he calls them, "siblings"), says he loves every one of his "roughly" 18 children and the 17 women who gave birth to them, even though he is a little low on liquid funds at the present time.
He does have a plan, though: "I play the hell out of the Tennessee lottery," he told NewsChannel5.
He should probably have a backup plan, just in case: Magistrate Scott Rosenberg says Shaw needs about three or four full-time jobs to "to even come close to paying the child support he owes."