It is just my opinion, but I think he was paid, but he just is barred from talking about. If he wasn’t paid, it would make him one of the dumbest individuals on the planet.
I know he has made some bad decisions in the past, but there was no reason to go on Dr. Phil unless he was compensated. Granted, the women on the show looked terrible as well, but they aren’t trying to get back in the NFL.
All those women want is $$$ and 15 minutes of fame. Terrell is trying to not give them the former and allowed them to have the latter.
Here is what T.O. had to say courtesy of Deadspin.
How in the world did you find yourself on TV with Dr. Phil?:
“We taped the show about three weeks ago. … I had a friend that knew somebody that worked with the Dr. Phil Show. She called me and obviously with the last couple years there’s been a lot of things going on with me personally and financially. She basically called and said they had been following my situation, because I’ve been in the news obviously with my financial situation. … With that being said, and to keep a long story short, I’ve had to cut down on everything as far as my expenses are concerned. … How I got to Dr. Phil is because the mom of my kids filed contempt because I had to cut their child support payments somewhat in half and because I didn’t work – I wasn’t playing – this past year, I have a lot going out and not a lot coming in. … She said, ‘Would you be willing to go on to kind of set the record straight about what’s going on?’ That’s kind of what I did.”
More on the situation:
“I will say, for me to be on Dr. Phil at this point in time and if I’m a deadbeat dad, why all of the sudden now am I a deadbeat dad? My oldest son is 12. Why wasn’t I a deadbeat dad 10, 11, 12 years ago? All of this basically stems and is based around the fact that their money has been cut, basically, in more than half.”
Are you broke or just not as well off as you were before? And were you compensated for the Dr. Phil Show?:
“Number one, no, I was not paid for doing Dr. Phil. I wasn’t. And the other question, no, I’m not broke. My broke, for the normal person, is not their broke. My circumstances have changed. That means I don’t make the same amount of money that I used to make. With my financial situation, people are asking how did I blow $60 million or $80 million? Those numbers are skewed. If you just kind of factor in the numbers of what I made and how many years I’ve played. Other than that, I don’t know what else to say. … I’m not an extravagant living-type person. I didn’t blow my money. My money was stolen and mismanaged. That’s a different story, but that’s why I didn’t have a problem going on Dr. Phil. I trusted people to manage my financial situation and I was taken advantage of. It’s partly my fault because I wasn’t on top of my financial situation.”
There are definitely two types of broke.
If he didn’t have to pay at minimum $25k a month on child support to the mothers, he would probably have more money to fall back on.
I believe in Child Support, but you have to be reasonable. One woman on the show has lived 7 years with no job and collected over $1 million in child support. T.O. can’t play football forever, go get a job, stop depending solely on one man to live.
Child support is “SUPPORT” not a career and some of these women don’t understand that. It doesn’t make sense if Owens is pulling in $500k a year as oppose to $5 million that he should be paying same amount of child support when he was balling.
The courts need to use some common sense in these matters.
So, does T.O. stay off TV unless someone is cutting you a check.