Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens made an appearance on the Ben & Skin show on KESN-FM 103.3 per the Dallas Morning News. He was asked what people should expect from him playing for the Allen Wranglers in the Indoor Football League.
“I’m gonna have fun with it. I’m using this as a platform to keep myself in shape. The business end of it is something that intrigued me, being a co-owner with the team. This is me transitioning to life after football. I feel I’m physically fit and can play at a productive level to where I can play a couple of more years in the National Football League. That’s what I’m pushing for. I’m not going to give up hope just because I’m 38 and just had a knee injury. I think a lot of why I probably didn’t play this year, everybody keeps talking about the ‘character’ issues. The last two or three years relatively I was quiet, knowing that everybody was saying that I had a character issue, I’m disruptive, there’s a lot of hype that comes with me, they’re saying I’m a distraction here and there. That’s all hearsay. If you ask a bunch of my teammates, a lot of it is basically blown out of proportion, the media making me into a fall guy. Overall, will I ever admit that I was a bad teammate? Never. I wasn’t a bad teammate. Was I disruptive. No I wasn’t disruptive. I feel like I have a lot of football left and I’m looking forward to getting back to playing. I think the thing … I didn’t get picked up was that a lot of general managers bought into the fact that the media thinks that I’m this bad guy, this rebel guy, this disruptive guy that divides and messes up team’s chemistry. They won’t allow me to turn over a new leaf. They won’t allow me to be a better person. Anytime anything is brought up about me, they keep talking about things that happened five, six, seven years ago. Why don’t I get a pass? I’ve kind of fallen into that villain category and I can’t get out of that box.”
I do agree wth Owens that the incidents that he was involved in during his career were likely blown out of proportion, but there’s a reason they occurred and he is that reason. In the end I don’t feel sorry for him and feel like he made his bed and it’s time for him to lay in it.