Kordell Stewart was on Steve Harvey today to promote his book, Truth, that came out in paperback last March. Steve asked about the name of the book and then his very first question was about the ever-present rumors about his sexuality. Kordell says that back in 1998 they lost a game they should not have against the Houston Oilers. The Tuesday after the game, someone called him and said the guys on the team were saying that he got arrested in the park that weekend while having lewd acts performed on him by a transvestite. It would be inappropriate for me to write the thought I just had in my head about Porsha here, so I’ll let you guys think your own thoughts.
“First of all, when in the world have I gone to jail in Pittsburgh, because there’s no record,” I don’t care if it’s 10, 20, 30 years. If it happened, it would be documented, let alone being with a transvestite. Now, each his own, Steve. Trust me when I tell you, but the life I started and lived with my family, my father, my mother, … being on both sides of the bed reading the Bible, the thing I understood about life was that when God created the heaven and earth he created Adam and Eve. That’s all I know.”
That Adam and Eve comment is what ignorant people say about human sexuality. He should have never said that.
Kordell goes on to say that when all that happened it brought him closer to the word of God and it was then he understood what this was really, really, all about. It was about hate.
So to summarize, if that is even possible, I think that was a long drawn out way of saying that his teammates just hated him because of his skills and started spreading false stories. Okay.
Steve says he likes to listen to people’s explanations because when he went through his divorce there were a lot of things said about him that just were not true. Steve’s divorce is a whole nuther talk show. I’ll just say he got everything in the divorce including all the kids if I remember correctly and there were some issues with his ex. Steve says that Porsha stirred up the rumors again when they divorced.
Koedell responded, “You know, I loved my ex-wife, that’s old and that’s over with, Steve. You know, I have a 13-year-old kid to raise.”When Steve asks Kordell if he regrets participating in a reality show, Kordell tells him,“No, I really don’t Steve, because you know what I’ve seen of my ex as of lately, conducting herself, just imagine if we was together for five more years with two children. That wouldn’t have been good.”
Kordell says that he went out of his way to help someone. He says when they were about to get married, she was losing her childcare business (he doesn’t mention the lawsuits or the liens on her apartment). He says he wanted to be her rock to get her through that.
He says, “She came in with a tough situation and then she came out with the Atlanta Housewives show, with making five to six figures, something more than she’s ever had. So when people say I ran her off, she left with nothing…she left with a lot. So that is why I never felt the need to go out and throw mud or shade. If she wanted to talk to help herself… hey go ahead, enjoy yourself.”
Steve wanted to know what Kordell thinks about getting married again. He says, “When it comes to the institution of marriage, I think it is the highest levels in the Super Bowl of a relationship and you have that someone that you say, you know what, ‘I want to be with you for the rest of my life’ – you know, breath stink and all, I want to just be with you forever. And that breath I was smelling, was the one I wanted to be with for the rest of my life. But it got to the point where it started to get a little too stank.”
Kordell says “I want a woman Steve. I don’t want a child that’s trying to play the role of a woman. Someone that’s strong and can stand her own ground.”
Kordell says that he’s been down some rocky roads and that he is trying to learn the message in all of his experiences. Steve says he of all people knows that sometimes you have to get it wrong to get it right. He says he got it wrong twice and now he has the woman of his dreams.
So, what do y’all think of this interview?