T.O. Considers Legal Action Against Wranglers
ALLEN (CBS SPORTS) - On Tuesday, Terrell Owens was released by the Allen Wranglers, the IFL team that signed him earlier this season and made him part-owner of the franchise. ”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,” team president and co-owner Tommy Benizio said in a statement. “It is not the desire of the Allen Wranglers’ organization to disappoint fans by having our most notable player miss a scheduled appearance.”
The statement also indicated that Owens “recently made it clear that he had no intentions of playing in the team’s upcoming crucial away games in Nebraska and Everett.”
And so T.O. has again worn out his welcome, this time for a team in the Indoor Football League. But it gets worse. According to a TMZ report, the Wranglers notified Owens in writing that he had 48 hours to vacate the house they gave him to live in during the season, as well as return the 2012 Jeep Cherokee. Also, the team allegedly wrote him a $50 million check as a buyout for his 50 percent stake in the team.
Apparently, Owens said his contract allowed him to skip away games, and he’s blaming the missed hospital visit on the team’s publicist. Perhaps all that explains this report — T.O. is considering legal action against the Wranglers for breaching the terms of his contract.
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