bill-swift - June 2, 2012
If there is one thing that America loves more than its heroes, it is being able to watch every single painful step as they crumble and fall from grace. So thank you Terrell Owens for being so willing to make sure the nation is entertained.
The former NFL receiver's latest fall came recently when he was cut from an indoor football team, the Allen Wranglers. When the news broke we knew we could count on one thing--T.O. would find some way to blame this latest issue of his on someone other than himself.
Sure enough, he has done just that.
The team cut him after he failed to show up for a charity event at a local children's hospital. In the process T.O. lost the car the team gave him, the house he was living in, and got a massive $50 severance check. The team was also not happy that Owens refused to travel to a couple of away games that could be pivotal to the team making the post season.
Owens is claiming that he played in every game that he was contractually required to play in, and that he was not required to attend charity events like the one the team has cited as a reason for letting him go.
The team said that they let him go because he was in breach of contract. TO is claiming that it is not him that is in breach, but the team. As a result he may consider suing them.
Does anyone else see the train wreck coming? The only thing that could make this fall from grace any better is if MTV paid T.O. and Jose Canseco to do a reality show together so we wouldn't have to miss a second of the train wreck in action; on second thought, VH1 might be better suited for it.
(This clip never gets old.)