Terrell Owens to Arena Football?
Terrell Owens has recently had financial difficulties with paying child support and even had to have one of his homes foreclosed according to TMZ. He hasn’t been able to find a job in the NFL despite putting up decent stats last year with the Bengals (That’s why you have to treat everyone with respect, because in the end it’s gonna bite you in the a**). After Braylon Edwards was released by the 49ers, Owens vied for a late season signing but it doesn’t look like a homecoming is happening any time soon which is why ESPN is reporting that Mr. Owens may be considering arena football (Yes, you read that correctly):
Terrell Owens is close to agreeing to a mid-six-figure contract to play with the Allen Wranglers in suburban Dallas, according to the Wranglers general manager Drew Pearson and owner Jon Frankel. The deal would also include an ownership stake of “likely 50 percent” for Owens, Frankel said.
The team’s website announced that an offer, which includes a compensation package of $250,000 up to $500,000, has been extended to Owens. Owens’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was unavailable for comment. A source close to Owens said the two parties have had talks, but didn’t say if they were close. “They want him,” the source said.
Frankel said he had detailed discussions with Jason Rosenhaus, Drew’s brother and business partner, on Thursday morning.
The 38-year-old Owens’ attempts to extend his NFL career have been unsuccessful this season. No NFL scouts attended his nationally televised workout earlier this fall despite the fact that he had 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns for the Cincinnati Bengals last season.