Friday, May 02, 2008

When You Were 19 Would You Have Had Sex With A 13 Year Old?

For those of you who read this and are not football fans (no, not soccer) the NFL draft was held last weekend. In the 7th round of the draft, a player was taken by the Buffalo Bills. His name is Demetrius Bell.

The thing that makes Demetrius worth talking about is the fact that his father is Karl Malone. Karl Malone was one of the most successful NBA players of all time. When Karl Malone attended Louisiana Tech, and was a 19 year old college sophomore he began having sex with Demetrius' mother. When she got pregnant with Demetrius she was 13 years old.

Yes, it was statutory rape, but at the time in Louisiana the parents could decide whether or not to press charges and chose not to do so. I have no idea why they didn't, but the fact is that a star college basketball player was having sex with and got a 13 year old girl pregnant. Was she even a teenager when they started having sex?

When I read the article that pm sent me and that was first reported by the Buffalo News I was almost as disgusted as when I read about the dad abusing his kid for 24 years. People ask what is wrong with the Miley Cyrus photos. I don't think it is the actual photos themselves as much as it is what the people who control her life are trying to convey. Do they want 25 year old guys to think she is sexy and hot? Do they want guys thinking of her in a sexual way? Although none of them will probably get with Miley Cyrus, what about the other 15 year old girls who now think it is perfectly acceptable to dress like Miley and to flash their bra to the world. Who is going to protect those girls from the guy who can't get with Miley but sure has a chance with this other teenage girl. That to me is the issue, and why we need to do a better job of protecting our youth.

As for Karl Malone, Bell was never told Karl Malone was his father until after he graduated from high school. When he first met Malone, Karl said, that it was too late for Karl to be his father and that Demetrius would have to earn his money on his own. Nice first thing to say dad. Just think the reason that your kid wants to know his dad is so he can mooch money off of you.

“All of that’s behind me right now,” Bell said, referring to the absence of his biological father. “I feel good I made it this far. Nothing against him, but I feel good at this time. If he would’ve been there, yeah, it would’ve been good. But if not, it’s even better. Everything is a plus right now.”

Good for you Demetrius. I hope you make the team and do something your dad never did. Win a championship.


captivagrl said...

that's sad. i hope he had some decent men in his life.

p m said...

A least the son seems well adjusted. I'll never respect KM again, though

jax said...

thanks Karl you really delivered some bullshit there Mailman.
i am not even touching no pun, the 13 year old thing after yesterday.
lol..seriously even i know thats wrong.

Sylvia said...

At least the son grew up well (mentally). As for the father wouldn't call that pervert a father.

Reese said...

Did the mother get any child support while Karl was raking in big bucks in the NBA? The kid might not have known who dad was, but was mom getting any checks from Karl?

The son sounds as though he somehow managed to emerge from this mess with a level head and appropriate sense of priorities. I hope he has a stellar career and ends up with one of those huge, gaudy Super Bowl rings.

sheetrock said...

Sorry ENT, but this story doesn't come close to making me as sick as the "24 year lock up daughter-dad incest- produce 7 kids" story.

Is this a sad story, yes, but certainly pales in comparison.

Marnie said...

Enough with "not MY daughter!"-gate

Laviolett said...

I think you hit the nail on the head regarding the Miley story. What struck me about the photos was the "heroin-sheik" look. In Montana there are Meth ads and the photo reminded me of those.

mngddess said...

It would be nice if Demetrius could sue for back child support. Not his mother, Demetrius. Karl should be ashamed of himself for telling his OFFSPRING that he's on his own..

And sadly, 13 yr olds having babies is not only somewhat common, it's encouraged by the parents! My sister is an emergency room nurse and she heard the mother of a 14 yr old who had lost her child not to worry, because "she could have another on right away!"

These are the times I truly believe in mandatory sterilization for idiots.

lainiekazan said...

If Demetrius' mother -- or her mother, while she was a minor -- received public assistance, I'd think Malone could be sued for the back support by the State of Louisana.

Watch Karl come running when Demetrius wins the Super Bowl and then gets a sportscaster job.

melissa said...

Good for you Demetrius. I hope you make the team and do something your dad never did. Win a championship.

ouch. and I just lost all respect for malone. who I used to like. fuckin a.

selenakyle said...

YEAH! You tell 'em, Ent. Frickin deadbeat dads. Who are millionaires. Disgusting.

Judi said...

There's no mention here of $ support but I'm thinking that KM did pay it - and it also served as hush money.

p m said...

when I read the original story, there was a mention that no money was ever exchanged. No child support.


The Dude Abides said...

Actually, the original articles said that Bell's mother was 13 when she gave birth to Bell...meaning that there's about a 75% chance that Bell was conceived when she was 12. Pretty sick for Malone. I guess Kobe knew that there was a little more to Malone's "I'm hunting little Mexican girls" comment to Kobe's wife than innocent flirting. No wonder that comment ended the Malone-Bryant friendship.

IndigoBiatch said...

This just makes me sick and pisses me off on so many levels.

So Karl Malone is a pedophile, huh?

Demetrius Bell is better off without him. When he makes it big, wins a Super Bowl ring, and makes his money off of endorsements, and Karl wants to come back into his like and play Daddy, he can kick him to the curb.

What comes around goes around.

I hope those people involved with that show "To Catch a Predator" have Karl's house staked out, because you don't do that kind of crap just once. I'll bet money there's more skeletons like this in his closet.

IndigoBiatch said...


In the above post I meant to type

"come back into his life".