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T.O. tells Dr. Phil he squandered $80 million, can’t see his kids

Terrell Owens

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2010 file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) looks on from the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Owens’ agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed Tuesday, June 28, 2011, that the 37-year-old star receiver tore his anterior cruciate ligament, had surgery in early April and “will be playing at the start of the NFL season.” (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)


Terrell Owens is the guest on today’s episode of Dr. Phil, and it doesn’t sound like life is going well for the former NFL wide receiver.

Although Owens has made $80 million, he told Dr. Phil that he has squandered most of it, and Owens is joined on Dr. Phil’s couch by three women who have had children with Owens and say he hasn’t made his child-support payments. Owens says he can’t visit his kids, who live in different cities, because his travel schedule is too demanding.

After the taping of the show, Dr. Phil said that while Owens insists he’s a good guy who has been misunderstood, the mothers of his children don’t seem to see it that way.

“He wants to tell people he’s not the person the media has depicted him of being,” Dr. Phil said. “I’m not sure he made a lot of progress with these women.”

Owens says he’s not done in the NFL and is ready to play this season. He last played in 2010, when he caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns for the Bengals.