Karl Malone's powerful man juice has now spread beyond the world of professional basketball and into the world of professional football. It's widely known that one of former NBA great Karl Malone's bastard children is budding WNBA superstar Cheryl Ford (who was born the same year as his daughter with his current wife), but now the world will get to know another creation of Karl Malone's super DNA, new Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Demetrius Bell.
Unfortunately for Bell, he didn't get the chance to reconnect with his dead-beat father like Ford did. While Ford currently enjoys a dad-daughter relationship with Malone, Bell tried to connect with Karl and got this response:
"It was too late for him to be his father and that Bell would 'earn his money on his own,'"
Damn Karl, that's cold. Besides playing football at a reasonably high level, Demetrius was a decent ballplayer too, taking Northwestern State to the NCAA tournament in 2006 and beating Iowa. He also shares his father's proclivity for finely trimmed beards. I guess Karl didn't think he was was enough of a prospect to earn his attention or something?
Maybe he should have tried to contact him before he was 18 like Ford did so he could get some child support money...or maybe he had the mistake of being conceived while Karl Malone was actually married to his current wife? Oops, tough luck kid...don't try to take no money from the Mailman now. You earn that on your own since you're an adult, no child support for you son. Good thing you got into the NFL, boy.
Either way, Karl Malone, for your promiscuity and your blatant disregard for the holy sacrament of marriage, the use of birth control, and the responsibility for the care of all of your children (even the ones you want to forget about) you sir, deserve to be nominated for father of the year. The Deuce's hat is off to you Karl, but really, true congratulations goes out to Demetrius Bell for making it to the pros without any of that asshat's help.