Terrell Owens, the once-NFL star receiver who has signed to play and co-own an indoor football team, is friendless and nearly broke, he told GQ magazine.
After the Cincinnati Bengals did not renew his one-year, $2 million contract last year, Owens has been suffering from financial hardship, including business ventures gone bad and massive child support bills.
The $80 million or so he made in his NFL career is almost gone, he said. Owens blames this on financial advisors who lured him into risky investments, such as an Alabama entertainment complex that cost him $2 million. He later learned the venture was illegal in the state and violated the NFL's policy of prohibiting players from investing in gambling.
T.O. also owns several properties that he thought he would be able to rent before the housing market collapsed, including a half-million dollar home in L.A. and a multimillion-dollar home that is for sale in Atlanta. Owens also pays $44,600 a month in child support for his four children, ages 5 to 12. Three of the four mothers have sued him.
The football player says he has lost trust in people and friends.
"I'm in hell. I don't have no friends," he told GQ. "I don't want no friends. That's how I feel."