Terrell Owens who has had two cases where he almost overdosed on medication, probably can give a better perspective on the Junior Seau tragedy that most.
While he claims both incidents were accidents only he really knows that.
He has spoken in the past about dealing with depression and the burden of losing almost $80 million over the years. Now, he is out of football, trying to get his finances in order while hoping for another shot in the NFL.
Here is what T.O. had to say.
“We just lost an icon in the football world with Junior Seau. Nobody knew what he was going through. Last night I was up late going through my Twitter and I saw the interview with Marcellus Wiley who was a great, dear friend of Junior. Nobody knew, nobody knows what people go through, man. Nobody knows. It’s unexplainable. My heart goes out to his family, dude. I went through it dude, I saw his mom’s interview. Dude, that’s gut-wrenching to know a mom has to go through that. Honestly dude, I’ve been in that situation where you do feel like giving up because nobody understands the world that you live in. Nobody knows the things that you go through on a day to day basis.”
On being at that breaking point:
“I think there’s a lot of people that have been at that point. Me, other players. People look at us as invincible beings when we’re playing such a macho game. A game that we play as kids but we’re playing as grown men. And nobody understands that. Who knows what Junior was going through. Who knows.”