Terrell Owens Gets the Pink Slip From IFL Team; Drops Rosenhaus as Agent
Terrell Owens managed to stay in football even though not one NFL team was interested in his services and/or shenanigans.
The Allen Wranglers, of Indoor Football League, not only saved a spot on their roster for T.O., but they also made him part owner in their deal with him. And if that wasn’t enough to sweeten the deal for Mr. Owens, being required to play in just homes games did.
However, as per deals in situations such as these, they wear thin, and somebody eventually gets pissed off. Whether it’s other teammates, management, ownership or all of the above, someone is not going to like: “Part Time Effort”.
"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, " said team owner Jon Frankel. "We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community.”
The Wranglers are in the midst of a playoff hunt and would now like T.O. to be a full time member of their squad. Unfortunately, some disagreement has occurred and not only are his services not wanted, but neither is his monetary investment in the team. The Wranglers have cut off all ties with the former NFL star.
Apparently Owens missed two away games and skipped out on a charity event. The Wranglers felt as though their playoff run was more important than Owens' lack of interest in attending road games. But some of the blame has to be placed on the team. They agreed to let Owens skip road games, so they weren't in the dark on why he was missing them.
Be that as it may, it seems T.O.’s dramatics are running out of industries in which to preside. And although his reality television show is not on air anymore, and he is not in the NFL or the IFL, I am positive we see T.O. before long.
The marriage between him and super agent Drew Rosenhaus is done also. T.O. has fired Rosenhaus and hired someone else to represent him and his bid to return to the NFL. I do not know if Rosenhaus was to blame for this, but T.O.'s severance check was for $50. Yes, fifty bucks! I'm assuming a court battle between the Wranglers and T.O. will ensue.
Good luck T.O., good luck.