He earned $80 million dollars....and it.....flew away. $44,000 per month in child support for 4 kids in total with four different women. "Ghetto Chile?". I wonda where da money goes. Arrogant, selfish, and a showboat. Broke at 38. We can only grin.
Friendless and Nearly Broke, Terrell Owens Says ‘I’m in Hell’
(Peter Yang /GQ)
Terrell Owens, the former NFL star receiver who has signed to play for and co-own an indoor football team, is friendless and nearly broke, he told GQ magazine. “I’m in hell,” Owens, 38, said he tells people who ask about his well-being.
After the Cincinnati Bengals did not renew his one-year, $2 million contract last year, Owens has been suffering from his financial shortcomings, including ventures gone bad and child support for his four children, he said.
The $80 million or so he had made in his career is almost gone, he said, but not because he lived a lavish lifestyle.
In a profile story in GQ’s February issue, Owens said his financial advisers lured him into risky investments such as an Alabama entertainment complex that cost him $2 million. He later learned the venture was illegal in the state and violated the NFL’s policy of prohibiting players from investing in gambling, he said.
He also owns a slew of properties that he thought he would be able to rent before the housing market tanked, he said. He has a home in Los Angeles that cost him $499,000 and a multimillion-dollar home that is for sale in Atlanta. The home in New Jersey for which he paid $3.9 million was sold in late 2010 for $1.7 million, he said.
Owens also pays $44,600 a month in child support for his four children, ages 5 to 12. Three of the four mothers have sued him.
The football player laments about losing trust in people and friends. When people text and ask where he is, he answers, “I’m in hell.”
“I don’t have no friends,” he told GQ. ”I don’t want no friends. That’s how I feel.”
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Living beyond your means and true value to society.
No sympathy here.
Let the Festival of Schadenfreude begin! (Claps hands, dancing girls appear from the wings holding platters of roasted swan)
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
Payback (which doesn't always happen) is a bitch.
Awesome post. Thanks.
$80 million almost gone, but he "didn't live lavishly" according to the article. I'm a little confused.
Owens really was a showboat on a team - a team sport. One of many things he did that made me cringe was after scoring a touchdown a few years ago he pulled a mobile phone (or fake mobile phone) out of his uniform and pretended to make a phone call.
Hey, asshole it's a team sport. The guy is a jerk.
the never-was crowd sharpening their blunt instruments to have a go at a has-been. charming, utterly charming.
Imodium can't stop me.
^ Isn't it? Horrifying. I read the whole thing thinking that there was going to be some kind of awful scandal revealed. But no! He was successful once. And now he isn't.
i'd like to see the short, stunted, genetically-defective poppies dug up, and the earth where they grew, salted. that'd be you.
Ya don't like it - don't read it.
It' ain't what I read in da papers - it's what T.O. (T.O. is his nikname) said to da cameras.
Slappin' you on both sides, now.
Never done jack sh*t? No, I haven't. I'm a regular guy - just like you.
OK, here is a list of T.O's antics. You asked for it, you got it Toyota!
And please tell us, which antic listed below if your favorite. Then we'll have a poll.
Wide receiver Terrell Owens has made his mark in the NFL as one of history's greatest receivers, but his impact on the league hasn't always been on a positive note. About Football has put together this timeline featuring some of Owens' more infamous antics during his NFL career.
- 2000 - During an October contest in Dallas, Owens celebrated scoring a touchdown by running to midfield of Texas Stadium and posing on the star logo of the Cowboys. He later repeated his actions following another TD and was blindsided by the Cowboys' George Teague.
- 2001 - After blowing a 19-point lead in Chicago and losing in overtime, the disgruntled receiver accused head coach Steve Mariucci of protecting good friend Dick Jauron, head coach of the Bears
- 2002 - In an October contest on Monday Night Football in Seattle, Owens pulled a 'Sharpie' marker out of his sock after catching a TD pass. He then proceeded to autograph the ball and hand it to his financial adviser sitting in an end zone luxury suite rented by Shawn Springs, the CB he had just beaten on the play.
- 2002 - After scoring a touchdown in a December contest with the Green Bay Packers, Owens celebrated with a pair of Pom-Poms borrowed from a 49ers cheerleader.
- 2003 - Following a bumpy season that included several sideline tirades by Owens, he and the team decided to part ways.
- 2004 - Owens’ agent failed to meet a free agency deadline in March, making him ineligible to become a free agent. Because they retained his rights, the 49ers then traded him to the Baltimore Ravens, but Owens refused to report to his new team. He expressed his desire to play in Philadelphia, and filed a grievance, claiming he should be granted free agency. After a series of negotiations, a deal was worked out between the three teams which sent Owens to Philadelphia where he signed a seven-year, $49 million deal against the advice of the players’ union.
- 2004 - In an interview with Playboy magazine, Owens hinted that ex-teammate Jeff Garcia was gay, a claim he later recanted.
- 2004 - In a November contest with the Baltimore Ravens, after scoring a touchdown, Owens openly mocked Ray Lewis by performing the middle linebacker’s trademark celebration dance.
- 2004 - In a Monday Night contest later that month, Owens appeared in a controversial skit to kick off the network’s presentation of the game which resulted in an FCC investigation.
- 2005 - Owens hired agent Drew Rosenhaus in April and announced he was not happy with his contract. He also tells CNBC that, despite making $7.5 million in 2004, he needs a new contract to “feed his family.”.
- 2005 - After hinting that he might hold out of training camp, Owens shows up with a bad attitude, refusing to acknowledge the media or speak to his teammates. After a confrontation with head coach Andy Reid, he was suspended for one week.
- 2005 - During an interview with ESPN's Graham Bensinger on November 3, Owens took shots at the Eagles franchise for not publicly recognizing his 100th touchdown catch. During the interview he stated the Eagles showed a "lack of class". He also suggested the Eagles would be better off with Packers QB Brett Favre instead of Donovan McNabb.
- 2005 - On November 4, Owens issued a half-hearted apology through the media, but failed to deliver comments regarding Donovan McNabb, which head coach Andy Reid insisted he include.
- 2005 - Owens was suspended November 5 by the Eagles for the club's contest against the Washington Redskins on November 6.
- 2005 - On November 7, Owens' suspension was stretched to four games, and head coach Andy Reid added that Owens would not play for the remainder of the season.
- 2006 - On March 14, the Eagles cut Owens just one day before he was due a $5 million roster bonus.
- 2006 - On July 5, Owens released a tell-all book revealing his side of the story associated with his time in Philadelphia.
- 2006 - On July 13, Owens claimed he was misquoted in his autobiography. Owens blamed the use of the word 'heroic" in association with his return for Super Bowl XXXIX on his co-author.
- 2006 - On August 3, Owens missed the first of 14 consecutive days of practice because of a hamstring problem despite an MRI two days later revealing no major problems. After returning to practice for several days, Owens claimed he re-aggravated the injury because his coaches pushed him back to the playing field too soon. This time he didn't return to practice until August 29.
- 2006 - On August 10, while still out with an injured hamstring, Owens drew attention to himself by wearing the silver and blue uniform of Lance Armstrong's Discovery Channel pro cycling team while riding a stationary bicycle on the sidelines.
- 2006 - On September 26, Owens was taken by ambulance to Baylor University Medical Center for what was thought to be a suicide attempt. The following day, Owens denied trying to kill himself, claiming a mixture of pain pills and supplements caused him to be "out of it" when talking to emergency respondents
- 2006 - On October 11, Owens had a run-in with receivers coach Todd Haley. After being chastised for showing up late for practice (he later explained he was in the bathroom), Owens and Haley tangled during a meeting later in the day.
- 2006 - On December 16, in a victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Owens spit in the face of cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
aside from what anyone may or may not have done, you're not like me. i've not quite reached (retched?) your level of bottom feeding for ego cookies just yet. maybe i will, but it's not a good bet.just like you.
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