Terrell Owens’ football career may be over but his TV career is not. He’s part of the cast of a new TV movie  on the Uplifting Entertainment Network called My Dad Is A Soccer Mom that debuts this weekend. It’s about a football player who’s cut from a team who decides to take an interest in his daughter’s soccer team because he doesn’t know what else to do. Along the way, of course, he finds value in being a present parent to his daughter. Lester Speight and Wendy Raquel Robinson star.

“I play this guy that is kind of synonymous to the guy Marion whose starring in the movie,” Owens says. “I come in this brash type of guy whose going to somewhat replace this guy who has talked himself out of a contract. Obviously there are some similarities [to his own life] but it’s a great movie.”

“This guy finds himself in somewhat of a dilemma that’s going to benefit him in the long run. I think this show may ring a bell for a lot of African-Americans around the country. I’m a dad and I can relate to playing football and having children and trying to juggle. I think a lot of men find themselves in that dilemma about being a dad. It’s not just being a dad; it’s being a father.”

Owens says his Father’s Day was awesome. The former NFL player, now 40, is father to four children – Terique, Dasha, Atlin and Kylee by four different women. Despite making over $65 milliion in his career, Owens has struggled financially while trying to build a film and TV career.

“I don’t really like a lot of gifts. I don’t need anything material or anything like that. The best gift is really establishing a relationship with my kids now.”

Owens, who appeared on Iyanla: Fix My Life, had a troubled relationship with his own father, which came out on the show and may have been responsible for some of his documented issues on the football field. He says that things have improved.

“We’re in a situation where we kind of know where we are now. It’s definitely a better situation that it was in years past. As I grew up, we’ve talked more. He’s taken the time to pick up the phone to ask me what am I doing, how am I doing and I’ve done the same. So many years have passed by and I don’t think that I can ever get back what I lost. I’m just trying to establish a bonding relationship with my kids now based on what I didn’t have. It’s probably something that I got from not really having that relationship with my dad.”

Personal relationships aside, if he was still on the football field, could he take brash Seattle Seahawks receiver Richard Sherman?

“Absolutely,” he says with a flash of that old T.O. brashness. “You think I’m going to say no?”

My Dad Is A Soccer Mom airs on Saturday at 7 p.m. on the Uplifting Entertainment Network. 

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4 thoughts on “Terrell Owens Finds Real-Life Similarities In New TV Movie

  1. Linda on said:

    Now that Owens is getting paid again–maybe he can catch-up on that arrears child support to his babies mommas!!!!!

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