Terrell Owens was originally criticized for going to the Indoor Football League and playing for the Allen Wranglers. It was seen as a career low. Now, even the Wranglers can't handle his attitude.
Owens was officially released on Tuesday by the Wranglers.
Owner Joe Frankel spoke about Owens to Pro Football Talk:
“Our fans are amongst the best in the league and it is impossible to maintain a player when even our fans notice and comment on a player’s lack of effort both on and off the field,” owner Jon Frankel said. “We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community.”
President Tommy Benizio also spoke about Owens:
“It is difficult to look 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,” Benizio said. ”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 signed a deal before the season began to get part ownership in the team, but the title has now been removed. He appeared in a total of eight games for the Wranglers and caught 35 passes for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Evan Sidery is a beat writer for FootBasket. He is a fan of the Colts and Pacers. You can follow him on Twitter.