She had never spoken publicly about their four-year marriage, which she claims failed because he had a roving eye.
Phil" show is considered the most successful new daytime series in a decade, serving up insta-consults to quarreling siblings and boyfriends with roving eyes.
"When I confronted him about his infidelities he didn't deny these girls and told me that it had nothing to do with his feelings toward me, to grow up, that's the way it was in the world," Mc Call said.
"I understand that in any relationship there are two sides to the story," she said.
And that sports was a vehicle for him pursuing that.
I think that was a major motivating factor for him." Mc Graw, who went on to play football at the University of Tulsa, has credited sports for keeping him on the right path in high school. Teachers had to sign eligibility cards each week, confirming that each player was doing well in his studies.
"He had a physical presence that you wouldn't miss," said Charlie Chamblin, a digital printing salesman in Overland Park who knew the couple in high school. He was just a regular guy." "He wasn't the one that had his hand up all the time," said Warman, a registered nurse at Providence Medical Center.
Classmates remember that the Mc Graws at one time lived in an apartment complex next to the school.Mc Call said they eventually moved into a split-level house not far from where she grew up on Buena Vista Drive in Roeland Park.In the school's alumni directory, he's still listed at that address.Mc Call said Mc Graw asked her to move to Lubbock, where he had taken a job at a health spa.In November 1970 they returned to Roeland Park to get married in Mc Call's childhood church. Mc Graw, who has been married to his second wife since 1976, has admitted that as a young man, his entrepreneurial efforts in everything from health clubs to motivational seminars often came at the expense of his second family.In the fall of 1968, she moved to Springfield to attend Southwest Missouri State and he went to play football at Tulsa.