Bad Grades? Former Steeler Greg Lloyd Has a Remedy

Remember when Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd was one of the most feared defensive players in all of football? For the better part of the 1990s, quarterbacks were terrified of his hulking 6-foot-2, 235-pound frame.

Apparently, his son – a prized college football recruit – was terrified of him, too.

She says it’s scary because Greg Lloyd’s father was accused of sticking a gun in his son’s mouth in 2001. Two trials in 2004 ended in hung juries and a third was not pursued.

Scary because Rhonda Lloyd’s former husband was accused, and pleaded no contest in 2004, to simple battery for pointing a gun at his estranged wife’s head in 2002.

He has not spoken to his father since 2002 and says he has no relationship with the man. According to press accounts of his testimony at the first trial, Greg Jr. said his father put the barrel of a Glock semiautomatic pistol in his mouth because he allegedly was upset about his 12-year-old son’s grades in school.

Who says athletes aren’t role models?

UConn Recruit Rises Above Fear Of All-Pro Dad (Hartford Courant)

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