Hard dick and bubble gum. That’s all Mike Tyson is offering Terrell Owens. Now run and tell his homegirls Moses and Keith that.
Iron Mike held no punches when discussing T.O.’s tumble from glory on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia with Mike Missanelli. Read excerpts from the conversation below.
Last month, Owens was released from the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers with a mere $50 severance pay. In the now legendary words of Sweet Brown, ain’t nobody got time for that.
Mike Tyson on Terrell Owens’ recent appearance on Dr. Phil and his financial woes:
Well, listen, I can only say about myself. It took a good 18, 20 years for me to go broke, but he got broke pretty quick. It happened quick! We saw him, heard about him signing this contract, but from what you told me, he busted his whole bill. That can happen man when you take liberties for granted.
If he thinks people should feel sorry for T.O. for his fall from grace:
No, we should have no sympathy for him, he’s a grown man. We should be jealous and pissed off he has so much goddamned fun. Shoot! That’s what we should be jealous about. Listen, this is one thing. When you’re living that life you think you’re a big boy — and this is one thing I learned when I was rolling like a big boy — I said ‘don’t worry about it, I can handle it, I’m a big boy.’ Big boys have big responsibilities and big circumstances.
If he thinks the upbringing he and T.O. experienced played a role in the kind of quick rise and fall:
Oh, man, he’s not even in my same league as far as getting blood sucked. He’s not even in my league. But we’re talking about this issue, so, yeah, they’re out there. But in order to get your blood sucked, you have to be in position to want to suck some blood too. Even the con cons the con because he wants to con somebody.
If he thinks T.O. made a mistake by making an appearance like that where he had to have known he’d face criticism:
I don’t know, I don’t know why he would want to do that because that’s just a bomb waiting to explode right there. But I don’t know. He did the right thing he believed for the circumstances. All I know is he did what he thought was best for him, and I know he’s not feeling good about himself right now, but you get over it and life goes on.
Does he know Owens?
I don’t know him. I know he can’t be broke because he’s a bad guy. He’s broke because he didn’t know what was going on.