Apparently not even the Indoor Football League (IFL) can tolerate Terrell Owens‘ antics.
Owens was released from the Allen Wrangles of the IFL, a team which Owens also possessed an ownership stake in; for what they’re calling a “lack of effort both on and off the field.”
A statement released by Wranglers president and co-owner explained the reason for his release in further detail:
“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.”
Terrell Owens was said to be refusing to play in upcoming road games against the Nebraska Danger and Everett Raptors. When he originally signed, he was under the impression that there was an agreement that he wouldn’t have to play in all of the team’s rod games. The exact details of the contract are not known at this time.
During a time of financial turmoil for Owens, one would have thought that holding onto this job would probably be a good idea. Currently, Terrell Owens is struggling with child support payments for the four children with four women he admits to having; foreclosed homes and a public appearance on “Dr. Phil” where the mothers of his children voiced their concerns to Dr. Phil.
Fulfilling his contractual obligations to the Allen Wranglers might have at the very least been an indication to NFL teams that Owens has gotten his act together. At this time, finding a new employer will likely be exceptionally difficult for the former NFL star.
Check out this clip from Terrell Owens recent appearance on Dr. Phil: