Terrell Owen's venture into arena football has come to an abrupt end.
The former NFL star was released by the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League on Tuesday.
"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," Wranglers owner Jon Frankel said in a statement released on the team's website. "We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community."
The decision to release Owens came after the receiver made it clear he would not play in a pair of upcoming road games as the Wranglers make a push for the playoffs.
"It is difficult to look other players on this team in the eyes and tell them that being a team player is importantthat giving it your all on the field every night is our expectation, when another member of this team is not operating by these standards," team president and co-owner Tommy Benizio said in the statement.
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