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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 30, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:10 am

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

Good for him.  I guess maybe his 'cult following' (lol) will go pay to watch him play.  But really though, why on earth does this dude have money problems?...I mean, he must of thought that buying that billion $ mansion and oxygen chamber (or whatever the hell it is) was going to put cash in his pocket in the long run?  Stupid.  There's no reason you can't invest in EVEN a local resturant!   If anyone at one time or another has a bank account with millions and is now broke, they deserve to be broke.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:42 am

Money problems? Bleep you, TO.

How can someone who has made as much money as TO have "money problems?"  There are millions of people working for $8 an hour or unable to find a job at all, and TO has wasted well over $20 million?  What a bleephat.  This brings a few rhetorical questions to mind.

How many times do you have to "make it rain" in a strip club?  How much does it cost to feed a hungry "posse?"  How many "homies" do you have to support to "keep it real?"  How big of a mansion do you actually need?  How many Escalades does it take to fill a 5,000 square foot garage?

What a tool. 

Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:36 am

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

"Next T.O will be appearing at The Grand Opening of Sudsies Carwash in Rialto, California.  Your Route 66 path to a sparkling clean car!"

O.P is right.

 Just quit reporting this nonsense.

Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 7:34 am

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

And the pregnancy rate among unwed mothers will increase exponentally!

Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 7:33 am

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

I hear the Wranglers are also going to sign Braylon "Hands of Stone" Edwards.

Their plan is to pair Edwards with Owens to sing the National Anthem since both are Divas.  They also figure that will set them up for the IFL Championship Game, aka the Legends Bowl, since both are legends (in their own minds).  

Since: Feb 15, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 4:10 am

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

The Allen Wranglers??? Sounds like a Division III college. Uh-oh watch out Allen, TX... T.O. will be bringing his locker room cancer to your town

Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:22 am
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:06 am

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

TO loves QBs when they throw to him, but when they don't the claws come out. He questions their masculinity, work ethic, priorities (fame seeking).
Basically, TO would throw his grandmother under the bus if she stopped throwing footballs at him. TO is a tool, a fool and everything in between. I still remember when he tried to kill himself, but failed and blamed his assistant by trying to pass it off as her who was trying to kill herself. 

TO was never a great talent with the 49ers...except for the catch he made against the Packers in that playoff game...I'm loving it.
But Vernon Davis' catch against the mighty and unstoppable Super Bowl winning defending champs (say what...what) was much better. 

TO should play for the Raiders.......if he cannot play for the Jets. TO would fit right in with those dysfunctional teams. 

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:00 am

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

whare the hell is cbs sports website link to the ifl fantasy liege draft so i can lauf when my team beets cowboysandbeers team after stuped refs call holding at the wurst possible time and he ketchee coaleye after eating wendys hamberger with no cheese fri?!  to not have ifl fantasy leige draft already set up is embasolic web desine...

Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 1:55 am

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

How do you make tens of millions of dollars and yet not have a pot to piss in a year after you leave the NFL? I hope T.O. has fun in Allen. I live in Dallas and I've never heard of the Allen Wranglers or the IFL, so that bodes well for not hearing about him again.

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