I remember reading a story about TO’s upbringing which was under the guidance of his mother and grandmother. It talked about how his grandmother forbade him from playing sports until he was in high school and basically sheltered him altogether. Without a male role model in his life, TO was able to manipulate his mother and grandmother in almost any situation and it led to a childhood long on getting his own way and short on discipline.
After reading that story, which also detailed his shy personality and issues making friends, I was always prone to back TO when his NFL issues began to arise but I just can’t justify his actions any more. When TO called out former teammate Jeff Garcia and basically questioned his ability to play in the NFL and his manhood at the same time, I chalked it up to immaturity and figured he would learn from it and grow out of it.
When TO later fueded with former teammate Donovan McNabb and questioned McNabb’s toughness and ability to play through injuries, I sided with TO because McNabb had developed a reputation of taking plays off and not dedicating himself to getting in the best shape he could. I also believed that McNabb enjoyed being the top dog in Philly and didn’t like sharing the spotlight with his outspoken receiver.
But when I heard TO’s latest issue regarding Tony Romo and his alleged favoritism toward friend and teammate Jason Witten, I had to draw the line. TO accused Romo and Witten of conspiring to create their own set of plays that would feature Witten and then poisoned a couple of other teammates into believing his paranoid thoughts. It just so happens that the two people TO targeted in his alliance happened to be black. Not sure if TO was trying to bring the race card in the mix or not but just the fact that he went out and recruited others with his allegations was enough for me to finally see the real TO for what he is: a spoiled, paranoid, self-serving, drama queen. Sorry TO, you’re one of the best receivers I’ve ever seen and I was in your corner from the beginning, but your latest tantrum has forced me to throw in the towel.
Let me hear what your thoughts are on TO’s latest drama.