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04-30-2008, 11:01 PM

Dad Karl Malone a footnote in Demetrius Bell’s life
If you’re a fan of NBA great Karl Malone, you might change your mind when you start reading this column.

If you never heard of Buffalo Bills rookie offensive tackle Demetrius Bell, you’ll be rooting for him when I tell you his story.

Bell was a seventh-round draft pick and two-year starter at Northwestern State, the same Louisiana school that produced cornerback Terrence McGee.

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.”

04-30-2008, 11:15 PM
WOW....Wonder if they could/would still press charges??

04-30-2008, 11:38 PM
What an ***!

05-01-2008, 08:06 PM
As a man, there's nothing lower you ca ndo than abadon your kids. I wasa big Karl Malone fan growing up, but I really don't respect him anymore. The writer absolutes kills the Mailman with this line:

Here’s hoping Bell has a long and prosperous NFL career. He might never be as great in his sport as Malone was in his, but Bell has already surpassed his father as a man.

05-02-2008, 11:25 PM
Abandon the girl, okay.

Abandon a child - no excuse.

05-09-2008, 08:55 AM
I read this story on espn.com. I must say it was sad yet uplifting because this kid was drafted by the Buffalo Bills and will make it on his own. Just goes to show you that all the money in the world cannot buy class. Lost all respect for Malone

05-11-2008, 02:19 AM
And this isn't the last of it, he's probably going to end up the father of many of Kobe Bryant's children.