The former Cowboys dud and Bengals waste really thinks there is sitcom potential about his life.
Considering how much garbage litters an already over-saturated TV landscape, he's probably right. But considering how most TV shows flop, he'll quickly learn there isn't an audience for T.O. TV.
T.O. is likely going to learn who countless pro athletes do in a very hard fashion - once their careers are done, most of us no longer care and have moved on to the first round pick out of Georgia.
I covered T.O. in his few years with the Cowboys, and no one I ever covered could create something out of nothing like this guy. As a reporter, he was great because he would talk and willingly stick his foot in his mouth. He would say anything, and routinely contradict himself within the context of one interview. Genius.
What I learned with T.O. is that he's like a lot of pro jocks who can enunciate very well, they tend to confuse that ability with intelligence. T.O. can enunciate pretty well. And he's not a complete idiot. No guy who learns to last as long as he has in the NFL is a total dope. That actually takes brains. Seriously.
But what T.O. is getting ready to do will be the hardest thing he's ever done, which is to live without ball. His entire identity is ball. Unlike a Keyshawn Johnson who is smart and planned for life without ball long before he was done I am guessing T.O. has done nothing to prepare for this transition.
His football career is likely over. Maybe one more year. But I am guessing he's surrounded himself with people who tell him how funny and smart he is, thus giving him the idea he can be a TV sitcom star.
He will be just another guy looking for something to do without ball.
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