Found February 12, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens made an appearance on the Ben & Skin show on KESN-FM 103.3 per the Dallas Morning News.  He was asked what people should expect from him playing for the Allen Wranglers in the Indoor Football League.

“I’m gonna have fun with it. I’m using this as a platform to keep myself in shape. The business end of it is something that intrigued me, being a co-owner with the team. This is me transitioning to life after football. I feel I’m physically fit and can play at a productive level to where I can play a couple of more years in the National Football League. That’s what I’m pushing for. I’m not going to give up hope just because I’m 38 and just had a knee injury."

"I think a lot of why I probably didn’t play this year, everybody keeps talking about the ‘character’ issues. The last two or three years relatively I was quiet, knowing that everybody was saying that I had a character issue, I’m disruptive, there’s a lot of hype that comes with me, they’re saying I’m a distraction here and there. That’s all hearsay. If you ask a bunch of my teammates, a lot of it is basically blown out of proportion, the media making me into a fall guy."

"Overall, will I ever admit that I was a bad teammate? Never. I wasn’t a bad teammate. Was I disruptive. No I wasn’t disruptive. I feel like I have a lot of football left and I’m looking forward to getting back to playing. I think the thing … I didn’t get picked up was that a lot of general managers bought into the fact that the media thinks that I’m this bad guy, this rebel guy, this disruptive guy that divides and messes up team’s chemistry. They won’t allow me to turn over a new leaf. They won’t allow me to be a better person."

"Anytime anything is brought up about me, they keep talking about things that happened five, six, seven years ago. Why don’t I get a pass? I’ve kind of fallen into that villain category and I can’t get out of that box.”

I do agree wth Owens that the incidents that he was involved in during his career were likely blown out of proportion, but there’s a reason they occurred and he is that reason.  In the end I don’t feel sorry for him and feel like he made his bed and it’s time for him to lay in it.

 

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40 Comments:
  • This guy works at the excuse factory. He makes excuses for his problems.
  • Really? Is T.O. serious? The man throws how many QB's under the bus (Garcia, McNabb), signs a free agent contract and a year into it wants MORE money? Teams like SF, Philly, Dallas had him and had no issue ridding themselves of this "talent". Buffalo/Cincy had no room for him either. Oh, but its all the "media"s fault. Yeah, thats the ticket...its the media. Another issue of over priced prima dona athlete not taking responsibility of his own actions.
  • It's never his fault. He does not play 100% and he was poison to many teams.
  • T.O. never asked the Eagles for more money. He asked them to honor the contract that he signed. They were not going to honor the final year of his contract because it called for a large sum of money. Basically they were going to use him for 2 years and then dump him when it came time to pay up.
  • no disrespect. T.O Wanted and asked for more money his agent On the Jay Leno show even stated "That T.O out played his contract he only made 7 million dollars last season" and deserved more money.T.O was told by the NFL and the UNION not to sign the contract with the EAGLES because it was bad and then signed it anyway and as far as dumping him isnt that how the most NFL teams work
  • Fans were tired of atheletes such as T.O. that were too busy with stupid antics to get attention, participate in reality shows, and spending extravagantly and not playing the sport, football. Everyone wants to be in Hollywood and be a star. i am turned off to atheletes that forget they are atheletes. Entourages, greed, slutty women, and then broke with nothing to show. i don't feel sorry for him.
  • Funny how some people just can't see what others see them as. You knew it was going to end this way for him because he's an attention *****, and life revolves around him.
  • Another example of an american male and more specifically a professional athlete that refuses to take responsibility for their own actions. Everyone is looking for someone to blame their actions on. You still have a choice, no one made TO act like a**. He did that all on his own.
  • Wow-Looks like TO has had too many concussions-he can't recall any of his horse crap! Poor Fellow----He needs to file a workers comp claim and get treatment ASAP !
  • T.O does get a bad rap. He emboddies all virtures we say we want in an athlete. He works hard, he practices hard and he plays hard and he never got into off the field trouble. So what he is a bit of a DIVA, thats reciever thing, he cathes touch downs. Look at every teams record after he left S.F. Philly, Dallas none these teams were better after he left, the only exception would be this past years Bengals but a knee injury derailed a Pro Bowl season last year. Name a teamate that has come out aginst him. Look at all the relevent career receiving stats, he is top five in all of them and only Jerry Rice has more TD's. Dislike him and call him what you want at the end of the day you ALL will call him Hall Of Famer!
  • Hall of Fame? PLEEAASEEEEE............Hall of self-indulgent behavior, more likely......Can't wait till he becomes one of the "Whatever happened to" people.....It can't happen soon enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • T O has the mental capacity of a dumb twelve year old .
  • Lakerlee....

    name a teammate that came out against him....

    Brian Dawkins, McNabb, Hugh Douglass, John Runyan.......and about 12 other Eagles that applauded when he left.

    Never will he make HOF.....it takes character, integrity and class...and unfortunately for T.O. Blaming Others for his own actions....not cutting it.....a really good talent ...gone bad.
  • I imagine TO actually beleives he was a good teammate...
    Too bad for him, the coaches, other teammates, owners and fans saw it differently
  • There are at least 4 QB's who have a different opinion. And, there are several bus drivers who ran over players who Owens threw there. Those drivers will tell a different story.
  • T.O. says that no teammates ever talked bad about him. I guess when Jasen Witten wanted to kick his butt when he was with the Cowboys that did not count. You see Witten did not come out and complain about T.O. He kept it in-house but definitely checked T.O.s behavior. What a crock of bs?
  • Who is Jason Witten? Don't you play the game to win? T.O. said I can't help you win if I am not getting the ball. Lakerfan4life is way off base when talking about Owens. He worked harder than anyone else teams where he played. T.O. can be compared to Kobe Byrant. Both felt that they worked their butts in the off season to improve and they wanted and demanded the same from their teammates.
  • You really have to ask who Jason Witten is. A division one player who played in the SEC. Go and do some research before you open your trap. T. O. played at UTC a much smaller division 1 school and he really didn't do anything in college. Witten was drafted in the 3rd rd 69 pick overall in 2003. T.O. was drafted in 1996 also in the 3rd rd but 89 overall. You ask any of the 32 G.M.'s who they'd want on there team and you'd get a Witten over T.O. 100%. There are reason as to why no team picked up Owens this year and he ended up sitting. No G.M or owner wants to see a reciever going off on there QB during the game. T.O wore out his welcome in the NFL and he won't be getting anymore big paydays. The best think that he can do is retire and go away. God help us if he gets into the HOF. That is one speech that I'll be sure to mute the T.V.
  • it's amazing how the media can make or break a career, T.O.is one of the best recievers to play the game but all everyone wants to remember is he time in philly and cowboys. all he's every did was ask/talk about his QB to get them to prepare for the game like he did. Ask yourself, at your job if you gave 110% everyday and your co-workers only put in 75% would you fuss about it or go on like everything is fine? looking at the ones he talked about haven't done nothing; one can't win (cowboy killer),one face the truth now talks about the game and the other can't keep a starting job!
  • You are partially right. T.O. had the skills of the best receivers in the game. The problem is, it takes more than skills if you are a cancer to the team. Five teams took a chance on his skills and five teams came to the decision that in spite of his talent he wasn't worth it. And we are talking about some well run programs here. There were some teams in desperate need of receivers this year, but not one of them wanted to add his skills AND attitude to the mix. Hmmmmmm
  • if you were a GM and had the nerve to sign T.O. if you had any sense you would be on pins and needles singing what have I done to myself. I would bet the farm that T.O.s attitude change would not last 6 games unless he has caught 15 TDs and 50 passes. a couple of bad games and he is off...

    a great team mate will seek to hold a team together and encourage them even in bad times... this is why a GM will keep a vet on the way out for an extra couple of seasons... to add to the mix... T.O. as good of an athlete as he was is poison for team chemistry...
  • so it doesn't matter what he said about Garcia when he played in San Fran.
  • You're right T.O. You weren't a bad teammate. You were a cocky arrogant showboating big-mouth who destroyed three teams single handedly. To the media. Stop giving this child ink. He is an immature crybaby.
  • Just more kucka from the mouth of Terrill. Typical T.O. though, always blaming somebody else. He still hasn't figured it out and obviously never will. It's your mouth Terrill, it's your mouth; and all of us are responsible for what comes out of it. What a moron!
  • Yes TO because Owners and GMs never do their own due dillignece. They just read the paper and watch TV and make all thier business moves on that information alone. They NEVER EVER talk to ex-teammates and coaches to ask about a player. Dumb is too generaous a word to describe this moron.
  • Drama....T.O. thats all you have.....
    Playing the victim and blaming others and you think your a good teammate....??
    remember with the Eagles pumping iron on your front lawn making a media circus while your team was coming off a super bowl appearance....... T.O. I hope all the players on your Indoor team are exactly like you.....then you will identify the issue....but by then...it will be too late for you.
  • Lakerlee....

    name a teammate that came out against him....

    Brian Dawkins, McNabb, Hugh Douglass, John Runyan.......and about 12 other Eagles that applauded when he left.

    Never will he make HOF.....it takes character, integrity and class...and unfortunately for T.O. Blaming Others for his own actions....not cutting it.....a really good talent ...gone bad.
  • You are a hot mess - great players keep their mouths closed - they don't do reality tv - they do tv when they know their careers are over - do you think while playing Aaron Rodgers has a reality show??????? No!! Shut up and Play. Thats why no Coaches showed up at your try out - quit surrounding yourself with yes men - no great agent whould let you do this crazy stuff - he would care for you - not want to get paid
  • How could the press hurt you - you are the one that opened your mouth - you wanted the attention of the reporters. The most ridiculous thing I've seen in history of sports was you crying because of your love of Romo - please tell me you want to take that back, PLEASE. You cryed because you were freakin rude to all the QB you played for - no wonder they didn't throw you the ball. So you Cryed to prove to the press you had changed - NOT
  • Good luck to playing football for $200 a game!! If even that
  • If T.O. was always a great teammate, then why did he need to "turn over a new leaf?"
  • "Overall, will I ever admit that I was a bad teammate? Never. I wasn’t a bad teammate. Was I disruptive. No I wasn’t disruptive. I feel like I have a lot of football left and I’m looking forward to getting back to playing. I think the thing … I didn’t get picked up was that a lot of general managers bought into the fact that the media thinks that I’m this bad guy, this rebel guy, this disruptive guy that divides and messes up team’s chemistry. They won’t allow me to turn over a new leaf. They won’t allow me to be a better person."


    The above paragraph seals the deal for me on T.O. once again. Talent he was one of the best. But he was given so many chances. He should have gotten his arse kicked a few times on his own sideline. He is still not dealing with reality and unfortunately people are still telling him he was okay to be an arse. he is paying for that now...
  • This is why a gm or head coach cannot believe or trust this guy.
    TO says he was not a bad teammate and he was not disruptive. he further states that 'they won't allow me to turn over a new leaf'. If TO was never a bad teammate or a disrutptive force on a team, why would he have to turn over a new leaf?
  • Who is TO kidding, this coming from the same TO who called Freddy Garcia, what gay when there were in SF, this the same TO who ripped Mcnabb after the superbowl lost in 2005, this the same TO who was doing push ups in front of his home before he went on to Dallas. TO please play arena Football and just go away.!
  • How many chances doese T.O need. He got a second chance in Philly He got a third chance in Dallas he got a forth chance in Cincy and a fifth chance in Buf.He says nobody gave him a chance. come on T.O wake up and take responsibility for your own actions
  • Oh right terrell, cuz you being a narcisstic, egotistical douche bag had nothing to do with it in the first place? quit bitching your career is OVER, go out to your driveway and set up videocams and fake microphones and lift weights and pretend the world gives a **** about you.. Iam loving the fact nobody will touch you I cannot believe i used to be a big fan of you when u were rockin midnight green even had a 250 dollar authentic eagles jersey which on back should have read BLOWENS, oh yea the jersey got stolen btw, i dont miss it much honestly..but your self absorbed image and selfishness has come back to bite you in the ass.. hurts dont it? i bet you wish you could go back in time and change.. oh wait u already admitted u wish u coulda done things with donny mac.. well your a day late and a dollar short homeslice.. now, go cry yourself to sleep in your hyperbaric chamber which is useless as you nowadays..
  • T.O. is dilusional at best. Here's his biggest problem its being reported in Hollywood that he's broke as a joke and is seeking to have all of his child support payments slashed to the 4 baby's mama's. Anytime that your out boning all of these women and your not using any kind of protection your asking to get your burned. Well T.O. is both an idiot and a moron. Not only does he have 4 babies by 4 different women he allowed other people access to his money who claimed they were financial people. Well once again you never let that happen. You can get advice from these people but you never let them have the access to your money. All T.O. is just another athlete that is broke and he won't be getting any network jobs because of his antic's on the field and off the field. I did hear that MacDonalds is hiring. Good Luck with that job T.O.
  • piece of GARBAGE
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