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T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:48 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2012 11:44 am
T. Owens has made more controversy in an upcoming GQ interview (US Presswire).

By Josh Katzowitz

Terrell Owens, with his money problems and desire to return to the NFL, has had a tough time staying out of the news in his first season out of the NFL. But late Wednesday night, Owens finally had some positive career news to share.

And now, it's official: Owens says he'll return to professional football with the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League.

In a video he posted on, Owens proclaimed the following: "Uh-oh, it's official. It just went down. I'm headed back to Texas. That's right. IFL here I come. Allen, Tx., Here I come. I'm gonna be me. Allen, Tx., I'll see you in the end zone."

As we wrote before, players only make $225 per game in the IFL, and they get a bonus for winning. Owens' paycheck, though, figures to be much larger than that, as the Wranglers put out a story on their website last month that said his compensation package could be worth between $250,000-500,000 (it seems likely Owens would have an ownership stake in the franchise if that's the case).

"I'm sure Cowboys fans and all football fans in the area would love to get T.O. back." Wranglers coach Patrick Pimmel said last month. "Terrell would be a great addition to our organization and I hope we can make this happen."

Now, the Wranglers and Owens have. But that doesn't mean Owens isn't still causing controversy of the negative persuasion.

It came to light Wednesday that Owens made an accusation in the February issue of GQ in which he’s said that before he was to read an apology to his Eagles teammates for his behavior in 2005, Jeremiah Trotter told him not to read the section that was intended as an apology to Donovan McNabb.

TO's Problems
Here’s an excerpt of the GQ article that likely will cause many more headaches in Philadelphia:
How about the decision not to publicly apologize to McNabb for suggesting in an interview immediately after the Eagles lost the Super Bowl that the quarterback had “got tired” on the field? For a moment, he is silent. Could he actually be on the verge of admitting he made an error?

“Well, I probably should have done...,” he begins, rubbing his hand along the contours of his massive shaved dome. Then he stops himself. “No. No. Listen, I was in the locker room before the press conference, and my team captain, Jeremiah Trotter, read through that apology they wrote for me. He got to the bottom part, the part where it had the stuff about Donovan, and he did this.” Owens snatches a piece of paper from the table and rips off the bottom three inches. “This is the team leader we’re talking about; he told me not to do it.”

Trotter, not surprisingly, was outraged by the accusation. In a text to the Inquirer on Wednesday night, Trotter wrote that Owens’ quotes were a “super lie.” Then, the former Eagles linebacker tweeted the following to Owens, “yo man y u lying to GQ Mag I never told u that call me ASAP!!!!!”

A few minutes later, Owens responded, “@jtrotter_54 lying about what?” Then, Owens sent Trotter a direct message with his contact information, so I assume the trail on that aspect of this story has run cold.

But Owens also had this to say in the GQ article, “To say I regret anything would be a slap in my grandmother’s face. Are there some things I might do differently now? Sure.”

Apologizing to McNabb apparently is not one of them. At the end of the excerpt, though, Owens got it exactly right. “I am not,” he says, “a tactful person.”

No, but once again, Owens is officially a professional football player. And he has all bunch of new teammates to whom he can be tactless.

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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:34 am
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Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:25 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

I'd rather read an article about "how fast the grass grows in the winter" then to hear about an over the hill, media hoar, deadbeat dad broke millionare.  Enjoy the circus Allen, TX.  

Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:19 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

I am surprise more retired players or can't make another NFL team try to join the Indoor Football League!!!Tongue out

Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:16 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

I hereby solemnly vow to never click on a T.O. story again. Band with me brothers! If we stop clicking, the irrelevance will cease!

Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:15 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

IFL?  I would have thought that T.O. would be more likely to be LFL material.

Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:03 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

This should suit him well beings how he was always about " I " so why not join the " I "FL. 49ers dumped you and for  some other teams that took a chance on you they figured out why the 49ers did as well. You may have HAD the skills but you mindset was never there for the team but rather for yourself..

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:57 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

sorry but i aint buyin that crap ...staistically? i will need proof on that one, and to try and take his numbers and project them is BS just straight up facts to back that arguement .. they may exist but i need to see them

the way i see it .. is is one super sized douche bag and every time he opens his pie hole he reconfirms that!

whats that/ rex ryan is on the line and wants to make him the J E T S team captain next year? makes sense to me!      

Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:51 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

Does anyone really think that this is big and interesting news ?
I sure don't , as in matter of fact I don't think anyone really cares what TO is doing especially if it is not NFL related. 

Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:35 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

When he was in Philadelphia he could have elected Mayor....But his Ego and his Jerk Agent Drew Rosenhouse got him out of town and started him down the path to where he now is........It is a shame because he carried the Eagles on his back in the Super Bowl which McNabb lost for them !!!

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:16 am

T.O., with more controversy, will join IFL

Child Support ain't no joke. You make babies, and you'll have to work anywhere you can get a job. Prime esample is this sad story with T.O. Say what you want about T.O., he is statistically the second best WR ever to play the game so far. That means the only person ahead of him is Jerry Rice. And to think that if he had his personal issues in check, he probably would be pressing for Rice's stats as we speak, but he might be the biggest bust that will not make the Hall of Fame since baseball's Pete Rose. A sad way to look back and think of a WASTED TALENT that "could have been" looked at in a very different light. It's his own fault as I tell my students: "No one creates your path; You succeed or fail on your own merit!"

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