... is going on here?! This shit makes me want to puke.
Demetrius Bell, a seventh-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills, found out post-high school graduation that NBA legend Karl Malone was his father. Malone denies Bell as his child and Bell doesn't care to know his father. Fair right? Hell f***ing no, especially since Malone, who was 19 at the time, got Bell's mother pregnant when she was 13.
Bell is the son of Malone, but the Mailman had no role in Bell’s success except passing along athletic genes.
The two have had very little contact during Bell’s life. His mother, Gloria Bell, reportedly was only 13 years old and Malone a college sophomore at Louisiana Tech when Demetrius was born. Malone might have served jail time had her family asked the district attorney to file criminal charges.
Bell didn’t even know Malone was his father until after graduating from high school. When they finally met, Malone told the 18-year-old Bell it was too late to be his father, and that Bell would have to “earn his money on his own.”
In a 1998 story in the Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune, Gloria Bell said, “Demetrius is ashamed that his dad doesn’t claim him. But I’ve told him it is not his fault.” [Source]
Thirteen. What in the flying f**k was going on? Seriously, wasn't that statutory rape? He could have done time.
I'm appalled. Not because Malone fathered an illegitimate child -- I mean, damn ... this is Athletes AND Procreation -- but because he was 19. A damn adult. She was barely a teenager. I know a lot of thirteen-year-olds who look grown as hell but there is absolutely no justifiable reason to go all R. Kelly on some little girl. Do we not have any decency? This s*** ain't normal. It's sick.
That's why, even though I abhor LeBron James, I can never be on Team Deshawn Stevenson. Dude provided brandy and penis to a fourteen-year-old girl back in 2001.
The 20-year-old Stevenson surrendered to police Tuesday night and was charged with statutory rape. He was released on $5,000 bail. According to court records, Stevenson admitted to the girl's mother in a tape-recorded telephone call that he had sex with her daughter.
Stevenson, a backup guard who went directly to the NBA from high school last year, is charged along with former high school teammate DeShawn Anderson, 19. A hearing was set for July 6.
The girl told police the two and another former teammate took her and a 15-year-old girl to a motel June 6 after buying a bottle of brandy.
According to the report, both girls said they got drunk on alcohol served by Stevenson. The 14-year-old said she had consensual sex with Stevenson and later passed out, while the 15-year-old said she had consensual sex with Anderson, the report said. Also in the room at the time was Richard Millsap, a former high school teammate of Stevenson and Anderson, whom the 15-year-old said did not participate in the sex.
Everyone left the motel together and the girls were dropped off at the 15-year-old's house. The 14-year-old's mother, who was worried because her daughter was late, found her at her friend's house and picked her up. The mother called police after her daughter told her what had happened.
The mother later confronted Stevenson in a telephone call that was recorded, the police report said, and Stevenson admitted he had sex with the woman's daughter and said Anderson had sex with the other girl. Stevenson also admitted providing the alcohol.
The 14-year-old and her family have known Stevenson and Anderson for four years. [Source]
I guess it's a Utah Jazz thing ...
Dad Karl Malone a footnote in Demetrius Bell's life [The Buffalo News]
Recorded conversation [CNNSI]