Terrell Owens released from IFL team
Allen, TX (Sports Network) - Upset at the shenanigans by Terrell Owens, owners of the Indoor Football League's Allen Wranglers released the former NFL wide receiver on Tuesday. His ownership stake in the team was also terminated.
Owens, who signed a contract with the IFL club in February, made it clear he had no intentions of playing in the team's upcoming crucial road games against Nebraska and Everett, according to the team.
Additionally, Owens never showed up for an appearance at a local children's hospital with other Wrangler players and coaches.
"It is difficult to look at other players on this team in the eyes and tell them that being a team player is important...that giving it your all on the field every night is our expectation, when another member of this team is not operating by these standards", said team president and co-owner Tommy Benizio. "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."
Owens, who last played in the NFL in 2010 for Cincinnati, had 10 touchdown catches for the Wranglers. The 37-year-old had surgery on his knee following the 2010 season.