Here we go, yet again! Former NFL great Terrell Owens, who was considered a shoe-in for the NFL Hall of Fame, has been kicked to the curb by the Indoor Football League‘s (IFL) Allen Wranglers, according to Washington Post.
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In a statement that was released by the team’s owner, Jon Frankel, Owens refused to play in two critical road games. He was also reportedly a no-show at a scheduled children’s hospital event. Owens’ reluctance to take part in his obligations resulted in not only his firing but also the loss of his ownership stake in the team.
Frankel told ESPN NFL:
“Our fans are amongst the best in the league, and 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,” Frankel said. “We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community. It’s disappointing and unfortunate,” Frankel said of releasing Owens, “but [he] could no longer be tolerated by the Wrangler Organization.”
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When Owens, who was in dire financial straits before he signed on with the IFL, played for the NFL, he was heavily criticized for his arrogance and disrespectful attitude toward both players and coaches, causing him to be traded often.
Watch Owens being cut by the Wranglers here:
For example, in 2008, he was released from the Dallas Cowboys and spent the following season with the Buffalo Bills. Afterward, Owens signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, who did not bring him back for their 2011 playing season. When no team in the NFL would take Owens on and he was down and almost out on his luck, the Wranglers took a chance on him.
Now, he has burned that bridge as well.
Reality show anyone? Been there, done that. Owens starred in his own VH1 reality series, “The T.O. Show” in 2009. It lasted for two seasons then went kaput. Unfortunately, the show made Owens’ demise public, underscoring his money problems and end of career.
Watch “The T.O. Show” trailer here:
Now what’s left for the man who only recently went on the “Dr. Phil Show” with three of his baby momma’s to get browbeaten about his non-relationship with three of his children?
Will he try to tackle his child support issues, foreclosed homes, or concentrate on an acting career that could very well be headed south if you caught his stint on the VH1 TV drama “Single Ladies” or the film “Dysfunctional Friends?”
And the plot thickens for Mr. Owens….