If only looks and an impressive physique were enough to make anyone a responsible person, Terrell Owens (38) would be holding the torch for “best dad ever.”
Sadly, being a father, let alone a good one, requires being around for your children, paying their way, respecting their mother (Owens slept around like a dog with four of them that we know about), and saving money to ensure that you are someone the children can look up to when the looks (and, in Owens’ case, the athletic prowess from which he made his living) are gone. No one seems to have told Owens any of this when it really mattered – before he impregnated four women.
Terrell Owens went on television and tried to show the world … what did he try to show the world? That he is sorry for making $80m and spending it on everything else but his four children by four different mothers? That he is sorry that the whole world knows that he made $80m over an illustrious football career and frittered it all away? That he … that he what?
It doesn’t matter.
Owens appeared on television yesterday with Dr. Phil and three of the four women whose children he has let down. He deserves respect for that since he showed at least that he is man enough to confront his demons. Unfortunately, he still has four children aged 12, 7 (two of them) and 5 to look after. And the $80m is no longer there to help him put right the wrong he has, thus far, done by them.
Owens seems to want to try to blame his own irresponsibility on a father he didn’t know till he was about 12 despite that man living across the street. Yes, that is sad, but it is in the past, I fear. You could have thought about that and bought a condom (no, picked up free condoms from anywhere since, as a celebrity you would have had access to freebies by the ton) before you took down your pants four times to plant your seed in those women.
Okay, perhaps the first baby was a mistake. Let’s imagine that you didn’t know at the time that when you got an erection and planted your penis in a woman, she could have your baby nine months later. What of the other three, two of them brought into the world in one year and all conceived in the dying shadows of your career?
Clearly Terrell Owens needs a proper job to support his children. Stay at home dad perhaps?
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