Interesting story from The Buffalo News. The Buffalo Bills selected Demetrius Bell, the son of former Utah Jazz player, Karl Malone, in the 7th-round of the NFL Draft this past weekend.
Demetrius Bell was conceived while Mr. Malone was a sophomore Louisiana Tech University.
What makes this news worthy is Demetrius Bell’s mother, Gloria Bell, was 13-years old at the time.
Mr. Malone was let off the hook when Ms. Bell’s family declined to press statutory rape chargers against him.
Mr. Bell had no interaction with Mr. Malone while growing up, he didn’t even know the NBA star was his father until he was 18, at which point Mr. Malone purportedly told him it was too late for them to have a father-son relationship or share in his fortune, stating Mr. Bell would have to earn his own money.
Sidenote: Mr Malone also had twins, by a different woman while in high school. One of the twins,
It took years for Mr. Malone to claim fatherhood of the twins, and now he and his wife, Kay, fully accept them as part of their family.