WEIRD WEEK FOR LLOYD'S SON
The child of former NFL linebacker Greg Lloyd is in for a strange few days. On Wednesday, Greg Lloyd Jr. will sign a letter of intent to play college football at Connecticut.
On Saturday, Lloyd will become 18, and a protective order preventing his father from having any contact with him will expire.
"I can't protect him anymore," his mother, Rhonda Lloyd, told the Hartford Courant. "That's a scary thought for me."
"I'm living great without him in my life," Greg Jr. said. "I don't have to be scared every day. That's much better than the way I was living back when he was around."
The elder Lloyd was accused of sticking a gun in his son's mouth in 2001, apparently due to the child's school grades. Two trials on criminal charges arising from the incident resulted in hung juries. The issue did not go to trial a third time.
The younger Lloyd isn't interested in rekindling a relationship with his father. "If he said he wanted to try again, I would say no," Greg Jr. said. "It's too late for that."
Lloyd was an All-Pro for the Steelers in the 1990s. He pleaded no contest in 2004 to pointing a gun at his wife's head.