Terrell Owens Defends Deadbeat Dad Accusation
May 21, 2012
Football star Terrell Owens made an appearance on Dr. Phil earlier this month to defend against accusations of being a deadbeat dad, and at Sunday night's Sports Spectacular in Los Angeles, The Insider's Kevin Frazier got the superstar athlete to open up.
"Dealing with those types of issues, it's personal, it's real, it's true, it's authentic and it's unfortunate, but it's one of life's lessons that I had to learn and endure along the way," said Terrell, who pointed out that he went on Dr. Phil to talk about himself because, "I don't have anything to hide."
On Dr. Phil, Terrell said he has four children with four different women, and he's accused of being behind on child-support payments.
"I've been a great dad to my kids, regardless of what the speculation may have been," he told Kevin, acknowledging that with his career it's hard to juggle work and family life, and he's made some "poor choices."
Another hardship in the headlines: his Miami Beach condo is in foreclosure. Terrell tells Kevin he can take the tackles, bumps, and bruises -- but you can't knock him out of the game. The record-setting wide receiver last played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, and he's eyeing a return to the game, ideally with the 49ers or the Raiders.