Demetress Bell

About Demetress Bell

Who is it?: American Football Player
Birth Day: May 19, 2003
Birth Place: Summerfield, Louisiana, United States, United States
Birth Sign: Gemini
Position:: Offensive tackle
Born:: (1984-05-03) May 3, 1984 (age 33) Summerfield, Louisiana
Height:: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:: 311 lb (141 kg)
High school:: Summerfield (LA)
College:: Northwestern State (LA)
NFL Draft:: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 219
Games played:Games started:: Games played: 40 Games started: 35 Player stats at NFL.com 4035Player stats at NFL.com
Games played:: 40
Games started:: 35

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Demetress Bell was bornon May 19, 2003 in Summerfield, Louisiana, United States, United States, is American Football Player. Demetress Bell is a former American football offensive tackle, who played for Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles. He started playing softball while he was studying in Summerfield High School as his institution did not have a football team of its own. Besides softball, he also tried his hand in basketball and performed sufficiently well to earn a scholarship for representing Northwestern State University. He represented Northwestern State University in college-level basketball competitions and meets, participating in a total of 88 fixtures spread over three seasons. Of the four National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) players who played both in football and basketball in Division I in 2006-2007 season Demetress was one of them. Following the end of the 2006-07 Season, Bell decided, once and for all, to focus on a ‘gridiron football’ career, and consequently, stopped playing basketball for good. His professional career as an American football player took off when he was selected by Buffalo Bills—the team representing the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. He played for Buffalo Bills for four consecutive seasons but had to eventually withdraw from the active roster owing to a knee injury. Thereafter, he represented Philadelphia Eagles for one season and was later on contracted by Dallas Cowboys as a practice squad member.
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Biography/Timeline

1989

In 1989, Malone was also sued over the paternity of twins Daryl and Cheryl Ford, also of Summerfield, Louisiana. Similarly to the case with Bell, the Ford twins' case was ultimately settled out of court and without Malone offering confirmation that he was the twins' Father. In 1998, after knowledge of the two paternity suits became public, Malone did acknowledge his paternity of the Ford twins, and he has since maintained an active relationship with them Despite the ongoing estrangement between Bell and Malone, Bell has reported that he is very close to the Ford twins, who acknowledge him as their brother.

1996

Karl Malone has never offered public confirmation that he is the Father of Demetress Bell. However, laboratory blood tests prepared for the Bell family's 1996 paternity lawsuit against Malone reportedly pointed to an over 99 percent probability that Bell's Father was either Malone or a brother of Malone. Malone initially refused to respond to the lawsuit, but eventually reached an out-of-court settlement with the Bell family over the issue. The Bells received a single lump sum payment of a confidential amount, with no on-going child support for Demetress. In speaking later about the settlement, Malone's attorney asserted that it had not included an official court determination of paternity, and noted that Malone "had a lot of brothers".

2003

As a young teenager, Bell played more softball than he did Malone's sport of basketball. He did not play organized football at all during that time. Eventually, during high school, he took up basketball and played well enough to receive a scholarship to Northwestern State University, where he played in 88 games over the course of the 2003–04, 2004–05, and 2006–07 seasons. Bell was one of only four NCAA athletes to play both basketball and football in Division I in 2007. After the 2006–07 season, he decided to give up basketball to concentrate on his development in football.

2005

Bell's high school had not fielded a football team, so prior to his attending Northwestern State, he had never played organized football. In the fall of 2005, he red-shirted the basketball season and began playing for the school's football team. He was initially placed in the position of defensive end. The following year, injuries struck the team's offensive line, and he was moved to the left tackle position. He earned second-team All-Louisiana honors that season.

2007

Bell made a bigger name for himself in his senior season of 2007, having focused solely on football. Remaining on the offensive line, he was named an All-Louisiana and an All-Southland Conference first-teamer. He also became an Associated Press All-American.

2008

In 2008, The Buffalo News published a story about Demetress Bell that included the claim that he didn't know who his Father was until after he graduated from high school. However, in a 1998 article in The Salt Lake Tribune, when Bell was 14 years old, his mother spoke of his shying away from anything to do with Malone because his feelings were hurt by Malone's refusal to acknowledge him.

2009

In 2009, citing the quality of Bell's performance in the Bills' off-season and pre-season training camps that year, then-Bills head coach Dick Jauron installed Bell as the team's starting left tackle for the 2009 regular season. After earning mixed reviews over the first half of the campaign, including an extremely high number of penalties against him, Bell's year came to a disappointing conclusion when he suffered what would prove to be a season-ending knee injury in a Week 10 game against the Tennessee Titans.

2012

On April 4, 2012, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Bell to a contract that could be worth up to $34.5 million over five years. On February 6, 2013, Bell was released from his contract.

2013

On July 21, 2013, Bell was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. He was released by the Cowboys on August 31, 2013.

2014

Although Malone was 20 years old at the time that the 13-year-old Gloria Bell was impregnated, she said that her family chose not to pursue Criminal charges against Malone over the relationship. According to Bell, with Malone being a neighbor — Summerfield's population is only a few hundred — her family did not wish to see him jailed, especially since he would then be unable to provide any support for Demetress at all.