Originally posted by glorydayz:
I personally don't like it how T.O cries about not having a father, and talks about how his grandmother had to raise him.
Then he turns around and hasy 4 kids with 4 different women and he doesn't even know one of the children!
He knows exactly what the kids are going through, he is a trip.
He will committ suicide soon, as this all seems like an act of hopelesness on his part and that is sad too.
He only identifies as a football player and that is gone, poor kids.
These kids don't only need $, they need a father.
As despicable as his behavior has been both on and off the field, I feel sorry for him. He is symptomatic of a problem that is nearly epidemic in America; children growing up in an environment where there is not a full-time father figure in the home. Having lacked that influence in his life, as is all-to-often the case, he has replicated what he grew up with. So while that does not excuse his behavior, it underscores a change in direction that needs to occur in America. Sadly, I don't see it happening.
Every time you walk through a mall, every store display is blatantly selling sex. Even stores that cater to the middle-school age level have filled their windows with soft porn. Over the last two weeks, Hollister has been bagging customer purchases in a bag with an image of a shirtless young man/teen with his pants down so low he obviously had to shave to prevent showing public hairs. Abercrombie and Victoria's Secret make the same appeal. The message is clear: "Looking sexy is everything." If you aren't sexy, you have nothing to offer.
Without strong parental influence and counseling, kids grow up believing that ultra sexy is the only way to look and gain peer acceptance. Nothing, or very little is left to the imagination, and when they act out what they see advertised, we see Terrell Owens situations all over the country. Yet, when people complain they are accused of "censorship." Get used to Terrell Owens and the many other celebrities with multiple children that they have dumped on society, it is going to be with us for a long time unless people begin to be more responsible parents.