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.”