Receiver Terrell Owens previously has spoken about the fact that he can’t find a job (on his $5 million per year terms) by blaming it on perceptions regarding a history of misbehavior.
He addressed the situation again during a Wednesday appearance on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, and he laid specific blame for the first time at a certain four-letter network in Connecticut.
“A lot of people have listened to a lot of the commentaries throughout a lot of the media outlets, mainly ESPN, that has my character in question as far as things that have happened in the past,” Owens said. “And I think even though I may do 99 good things right and if I do one thing wrong, ESPN and the people on there is gonna make it out to be the worst thing ever.”
But T.O. later acknowledged — again — that he has done some things in the past that he would do differently now, the closest he’ll ever come to apologizing and/or simply admitting he was wrong.
He declared that he’s “probably in the best shape of my life,” and he said he’s “ready for a call” and “to give a team an opportunity to get to a Super Bowl.”
Owens acknowledged that he has made no visits, but he claims that teams are interested. He also mentioned that injuries will happen once camps open.
He also reiterated that he’s willing to be a No. 2 wideout, and he continues to insist that was his role in Buffalo last year — even though he had 55 catches for 829 yards while Lee Evans had 44 receptions for 612.
We’re told that, for now, nothing is happening. One league source predicts that things could get interesting as teams begin to gather for preseason practices.