During a recent appearance on Dr. Phil, Allen Wrangers receiver Terrell Owens said that he belw threw most of the $80 million that he earned playing in the NFL. But during a radio hit on 790 The Zone in Atlanta today, Owens said he isn’t broke.
“I’m not broke,” Owens said. “My broke, for the normal person, is not their broke.”
“My circumstances have changed,” Owens said. “That means I don’t make the same amount of money that I used to make. With my financial situation, people are asking how did I blow $60 or $80 million? Those numbers are skewed. If you just kind of factor in the numbers of what I made and how many years I’ve played. Other than that, I don’t know what else to say…I’m not an extravagant living-type person. I didn’t blow my money. My money was stolen and mismanaged.”
My question is, if he isn’t broke then why hasn’t he paid his child support? Why hasn’t he seen his kids? Is he not broke-broke but broke enough to be a responsible adult and parent? I’m confused.
Owens also told 790 The Zone that he wants to return to the NFL.
“I really want to take it there. My thing is, just let me have an opportunity to go out on my own terms…I know I can play.”
T.O. might be better than the third or fourth option on some teams but this isn’t someone to feel pity for. Not the way he treated former teammates Jeff Garcia and Donovan McNabb, as well as former offensive coordinators like Greg Knapp. I realize Owens is a fiery competitor but when he was at the top of his game he didn’t make it easy on his teammates to be around him.
Sorry, T.O., but going on your terms may never be an option for you.