Terrell Owens tell’s GQ magazine that he’s broke, has no money or friends, and feels like he’s “in hell” after letting other people control his finances.
The potential Hall of Famer, who had gained the reputation for causing friction in locker rooms and allegedly not being a team player, blames the media for being vilified, and not given him the chance to prove that he’s a changed person.
Owens tells GQ, “I think people change, but the media, they never allowed me to change. They never allowed me to be a better person.”
After the Bengal’s decided to not re-sign Owens after the 2010-11 season he suffered an ACL injury, after rehabbing the injury Owen’s held his own work out for NFL teams to see that he had play making abilities, after no teams called to offer him a contract for the 2011-12 season. However, not one NFL team sent a scout to his work-out.
He now says after having agent Drew Rosenhaus recommend people to him to take care of the $80 million dollars he made in his 15 year career, he is broke, saying they always told him, “you worry about the football, we’ll worry about everything else.” He added: “In the end, they just basically stole from me.”
Owens also owes about $44,600 in monthly child support to 4 different women he has had children with. Owens says he has no friends left blaming feelings of distrust and bad investments, and those who text him to find out where he is, he responds, “I’M IN HELL.”
Alas. all is not over for Owens as it was just announced last week that Owens had accepted a deal with Indoor League team the Allen Wrangler, that was believed to be a 6 figure salary and a co-ownership of the team.
Owens has “Hall Of Fame” numbers that include, 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns on 1,078 receptions.