To say that former NFL star Terrell Owens has been experiencing some tough times recently may be an understatement. His 1-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals wasn’t renewed, leaving Owens without a team this past season. And his personal troubles have seemed to continue to mount.
Last year, several of the mothers of his 4 children took him to court over failed child support payments. A warrant for his arrest was issued due to a missed court date in one of the support cases.
On that day, Terrell was holding tryouts for NFL teams to take a look at how he has recovered after he tore his ACL in the off season. No teams showed up.
That, along with money troubles, now have Terrell saying he is broke (he made nearly $80 million during his NFL career), friendless, and “in hell.”
GQ magazine recently sat down with him for its February issue to discuss his supposed suicide attempts, his past, and how exactly he ended up in his current situation.
On top of it all, a few months ago Owens says that a friend, “a guy who I’d helped when his grandmother passed,” had slowly drained one of his accounts of more than $270,000. The bank eventually returned the money, he says, but “it pretty much destroyed whatever trust in people I had left.”
He never had many friendsâ€”teammates never called him to party, he says, wrongly assuming that he was “too big” to socializeâ€”and now, “I don’t have no friends. I don’t want no friends. That’s how I feel.”
T.O. recently signed a contract to play for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. Click here to read the rest of the feature story here.