Terrell Owens’ NFL comeback doesn’t look like its heading in the right direction. The former Pro Bowler has just been released by the Indoor Football League team the Allen Wranglers.
But T.O. wasn’t cut because of a lack of talent. CBS Sports reports that team president and co-owner Tommy Benizio released Owens after he failed to show up at a charity event at a local children’s hospital.
”The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back for Mr. Owens was his no–show to a scheduled appearance at a local children’s hospital with other Wrangler players and coaches… It is not the desire of the Allen Wranglers’ organization to disappoint fans by having our most notable player miss a scheduled appearance.”
Team owner Jon Frankel added that T.O.’s teammates, Wrangler fans, and the team’s owners all got tired of Owens lack of dedication.
“Our fans are amongst the best in the league and 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. We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community.”
NFL.com reports that Owens was signed to a six-figure contract and was given a 30% stake in the team. Owens wasn’t required to play in all road games but was expected to play in key match-ups.
According to the statement released by the team, T.O. had made it clear “that he had no intentions of playing in the team’s upcoming crucial away games in Nebraska and Everett.”
If not to further his football career, Owens could have use a few six figure paychecks. The athlete recently said that he was going broke and talked to Dr. Phil about his inability to pay child support.
Do you think Terrell Owens will ever make it back to the NFL?