Former Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens was doing his regular ESPN Radio Dallas spot recently, when the topic of Junior Seau’s suicide came up.
Asked for his thoughts on the tragedy, TO said he could definitely relate to Seau’s situation (via Sports Radio Interviews, emphasis ours).
“My heart goes out to his family, dude. I went through it dude, I saw his mum’s interview. Dude, that’s gut-wrenching to know a mum has to go through that. Honestly dude, I’ve been in that situation where you do feel like giving up because nobody understands the world that you live in. Nobody knows the things that you go through on a day to day basis.“
If you recall, Owens gave a revealing interview to GQ in January, saying he’s always been a social outcast and struggled holding on to relationships.
The ESPN Radio Dallas hosts then asked TO if he could elaborate on those comments about him being in a similar situation:
“I think there’s a lot of people that have been at that point. Me, other players. People look at us as invincible beings when we’re playing such a macho game. A game that we play as kids but we’re playing as grown men. And nobody understands that. Who knows what Junior was going through. Who knows.”
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