Friday, May 02, 2008
Karl Malone Fathered Child With 13 Year Old
Why is this so disturbing to me. I guess because although not a fan of Karl Malone's antics on the court, I have admired over the years his talent as a basketball player. This week, however, the buzz around Malone has nothing to do with fouls or free throws. Instead, the hot topic is the child Malone fathered with a 13-year-old girl named Gloria Bell.
I should add that Malone was 19 years old at the time. However, these are the athletes that condone the behavior of other athletes (while hiding there own secrets).
Now 19 years later emerges Demetrius Bell. Demetrius who was sent to the Buffalo Bills in a 7th round draft pick. Malone does not acknowledge his son. He is lucky the parents of that 13 year old girl did not seek prosecution of him at that time. I think for me more importantly then even fathering the child, is the fact he has not been in this young man's life. (Does the name Dennis Rodman come to mind?).
Bell was quoted as saying, “I feel good I made it this far. Nothing against him, but I feel good at this time. If he would’ve been there, yeah, it would’ve been good. But if not, it’s even better. Everything is a plus right now.”
I wish him all the best on the start of a bright future
I also wanted to add a couple of other news sources, including BET, have mentioned the story, but I have been unable to find it mentioned in Sports Illustrated or on ESPN or ABC or TNT or Fox or any of the other media outlets that cover the NFL or the NBA. Who are they protecting? A raptist?