Mike Tyson knows a little something about the perils of stardom and fast money. He recently weighed in on Terrell Owens child support and financial issues:
On T.O.’s recent appearance on Dr. Phil and T.O.’s financial woes:
“Well, listen, I can only say about myself. It took a good 18, 20 years for me to go broke, but he got broke pretty quick. It happened quick! We saw him, heard about him signing this contract, but from what you told me, he busted his whole bill. That can happen man when you take liberties for granted.”
If he thinks the upbringing he and T.O. experienced played a role in the kind of quick rise and fall:
“Oh, man, he’s not even in my same league as far as getting blood sucked. He’s not even in my league. But we’re talking about this issue, so, yeah, they’re out there. But in order to get your blood sucked, you have to be in position to want to suck some blood too. Even the con cons the con because he wants to con somebody.
If he thinks people should feel sorry for T.O. for his fall from grace:
“No, we should have no sympathy for him, he’s a grown man. We should be jealous and pissed off he has so much god*****d fun. Shoot! That’s what we should be jealous about. Listen, this is one thing. When you’re living that life you think you’re a big boy — and this is one thing I learned when I was rolling like a big boy — I said ‘don’t worry about it, I can handle it, I’m a big boy.’ Big boys have big responsibilities and big circumstances.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. To whom much is given, much is required. Terrell is still holding on to his NFL dream, and of course you can understand that. It’s what he’s done for the bulk of his life, it’s what created his riches. But now it’s time to switch up. I know it seems as if everyone is piling on Terell. He’s fired his agent, Drew Rosenhaus in an attempt to reposition himself for a comeback but with his recent issues with the Allen Wrangles, what team is willing to take a chance on a troubled 38 year old wideout?
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