His flashy plays, witty nature, and raw talent has made Terrell Owens a boarder line superstar in the NFL. The Six-Time Pro Bowler and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Alum, may have worn his talent thin in the NFL. The 6’3, 224 lb Wide Receiver has been in the league for 15 years, playing for five different teams. Owens played eight years for the San Francisco 49ers, two for the Philadelphia Eagles, four for the Dallas Cowboys, one for the Buffalo Bills, and one year for the Cincinnati Bengals.
His short stint with the Bengals in 2010 was his last year in the NFL. Two years later he made his return to football, only this time not with the NFL. In February 2012 Owens signed a six figured deal with the Allen Wranglers, an Indoor Football League team. Along with this contract he also had an ownership stake in the franchise. Owens “Me first” personality may have got the best of him while with the wranglers. In the eight games he played, he hauled in 10 touchdowns and had 35 catches for 420 yards, but the fans and the community thought he lacked passion.
Owens had reportedly refused to play in the teams upcoming road games, and also blew off an schedule appearance to a Children Hospital. This would ultimately be the tipping point, and the end to Owens days as a wrangler, as the team released him on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012.
“The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back for Mr. Owens was his no-show to a scheduled appearance at a local children’s hospital with other Wrangler players and coaches,” Team president Tommy Benizio said in a statement.
The team owner also voiced his opinion about Owens, and why he had to let him go.
“It is impossible to maintain a player when even our fans notice and comment on a player’s lack of effort both on and off the field. We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community,” Team owner Jon Frankel said in a statement to ESPN Dallas.
Owens future with the Wranglers and with the IFL ended abruptly, just like his exist with several of his NFL teams. Owens Publicist still believes he has what it takes to be in the NFL. Although Owens and his publicist are looking at the glass half-full,There is still the possibility that Owens may still have the ability to play in the NFL. But it is his personality and off the field issues that may prevent him from returning.
NFL: Is T.O.’s NFL Career Over?
Eric Mangini, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Terrell Owens being released from his IFL team.
Terrell Owens (TO) Allen Wranglers with his first Touchdown and Catch in the IFL
NFL Great WR T.O makes a great catch in the Indoor football league IFL (goifl.com) A great and competitive league. He seems humble and this could change his life. Lets see if he gets an opportunity to make the NFL again and if so what he does with it. Formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, and the San Francisco 49ers.