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Terrell Owens has always been an island of sorts. His brash personality and self-absorption routinely alienated his teammates during an NFL career that teetered between terrific and toxic, leaving him to fend for himself. Now, at 38 and out of football, he’s lonelier than ever, and running out of money. In a GQ profile, Owens comes across as wounded, broke and desperate. When people text him to ask where he is, he replies back: “I’m in hell.”
Owens earned around $80 million during his NFL career, but has found himself in deep financial trouble, despite never spending lavishly. In the February edition of GQ, Owens admits to trusting the wrong people, who in turn cost him a lot of his fortune.
What do you think? The obvious answer is “no”. I think Terrell Owens, unfortunately, should be a cautionary tale for every professional athlete out there. It’s just hard to find sympathy for the guy, and harder to buy into what he’s actually saying. Hopefully, someone will learn from his n...
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A fantastic profile on Terrell Owens by GQ. Some great quotes from Owens including this one: “I don’t have no friends. I don’t want no friends. That’s how I feel.”
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Last we heard from free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens, he was hosting open workouts in front of zero NFL GMs and he most recently signed with and purchased part of an Indoor Football League team. But apparently NFL teams shouldn’t take that as a sign that he’s done with his pro career. In fact, Owens is more than ready to play in the NFL...
Chad Ochocinco, Randy Moss, and Terrell Owens all have a few things in common. They’re all guys who used to be extremely talented wide receivers, and they all were problematic as teammates.
Ocho’s the only one of the group left playing in the NFL, and he’s struggled this season only contributing to the Pats in a limited fashion. Luckily Chad says he’s been leaning on the...
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Former NFL wide receiver, reality show “personality“, sidekick to Chad Ochocinco, popcorn lovin’, “That’s my Quarterback” crying, sunglasses wearing, oh so sexy stomach Terrell Owens has no friends. Actually, not only does he not have any friends, he’s also almost broke! So yeah, I find it sort of crazy and a little bit upsetting that someone with a personality as...
There is a story by Nancy Hass in GQ about Terrell Owens. Ms. Hass may not be as widely known as some other sports writers, but she does have an entry in the 2011 edition of Best American Sports Writing. This story is worth reading in its entirety.
Here are some of the salient points from that story:
T.O. has had no offers from NFL teams – - not even lowball offers – - subsequent...
Chad Ochocinco's first year as a member of the New England Patriots hasn't gone the way he probably envisioned. Sure, Ochocinco escaped the Cincinnati Bengals and will make his first Super Bowl appearance next Sunday when the Pats play the New York Giants, but the star wide receiver hasn't made the impact he was expected to make. In order to handle the stress of a subpar...
Couldn’t help but be captivated by Chad Ochocinco during our chat yesterday. Since he hasn’t spoken much this year, it’s easy to forget just how engaging he is. Let’s just say Ochocinco provided a wealth of material for my story in today’s paper.
Toward the end of the conversation, he dropped this tidbit about being able to keep his sanity thanks to having the constant...
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Terrell Owens In GQ: I’m In Hell [TPG]
Five biggest losers entering Super Bowl XLVI [Yahoo!]
Could Kellen Clemens Be Back In St. Louis For 2012? [Turf Showtimes]
Position analysis: Defensive line [ESPN]
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