Terrell Owens has always been an island of sorts. His brash personality and self-absorption routinely alienated his teammates during an NFL career that teetered between terrific and toxic, leaving him to fend for himself. Now, at 38 and out of football, he’s lonelier than ever, and running out of money. In a GQ profile, Owens comes across as wounded, broke and desperate. When people text him to ask where he is, he replies back: “I’m in hell.”
Owens earned around $80 million during his NFL career, but has found himself in deep financial trouble, despite never spending lavishly. In the February edition of GQ, Owens admits to trusting the wrong people, who in turn cost him a lot of his fortune.
What do you think? The obvious answer is “no”. I think Terrell Owens, unfortunately, should be a cautionary tale for every professional athlete out there. It’s just hard to find sympathy for the guy, and harder to buy into what he’s actually saying. Hopefully, someone will learn from his nonsense. I don’t feel bad for the guy being broke, but saying he has no friends is kind of sad man..