Indoor Football League (IFL) team the Allen Wranglers recently cut former NFL star Terrell Owens and now the former Pro-Bowl player wants the team to issue him a public apology and pay $160,000 or face a lawsuit.
The Wranglers fired T.O. last week and took away his partial ownership in the team. At the time of the firing the team said Owens was in breach of his contract for failing to make an appearance at a children’s hospital charity visit.
TMZ is now reporting that Terrell Owens had his legal team sent a letter to Wranglers owner Jon Frankel on Friday in which they demanded a public retraction of the teams allegations surrounding T.O. and the missed event. According to Owens’ attorney’s a team publicist for the Allen Wranglers messed up the charity event date which caused T.O. to miss his scheduled appearanace.
In the lawsuit T.O. claims that the team owes his $160,000 for four games he has still not been paid for, he also claims that the team promised him 50% of merchandise revenue, a stake in ticket sales and revenue from concessions during his time with the organization.
If T.O. does not receive an official apology by Tuesday and a check for at least $160,000 he is expected to sue the Allen Wranglers.
Terrell Owens could desperately use the money, in November 2011 an arrest warrant was issued for the former NFL star after he failed to make his court ordered child support payments. Owen spokeswoman Diana Bianchini at the time claimed that her client never received the court notice to appear. Speaking recently about his money troubles Owens said he was “in hell” after going broke following NFL appearances in which he was paid $12 million per season.