ABC News Almost Paid Balloon Boy Family $10,000: Report

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

ABC News was going to pay the family of "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene more than $10,000 for home video to air with an exclusive interview on "Good Morning America." But it decided not to show the footage and killed the story after a judge in Fort Collins, Colo., ruled before Christmas that the parents, as a part of their four years' probation, cannot profit in any way from their hoax.