Get your gavel ready.
The man who always finds someone else to blame for anything and everything that happens to him is now (surprise, surprise) blaming someone else for the latest negative turn to his football career.
Receiver Terrell Owens, cut earlier this week by the Allen Wranglers of the IFL, is considering a lawsuit, according to TMZ.com. Owens apparently is unhappy that the team criticized him for failing to show up for an event at a children’s hospital, calling it the “straw that broke the camel’s back.”
He also reportedly received a $50 severance check, and the Wranglers booted T.O. from the house in which he had been living at the team’s expense. They also took back at 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee he’d been driving. (A Grand Cherokee? Randy Moss wouldn’t let his dog drive that car.)
“Mr. Owens’ legal team is addressing the details of the Wranglers release statement,” a representative for Owens told TMZ, adding that T.O. “played all games according to his contractual agreement and was proud to be part of the IFL and the Allen Wranglers.”
Owens’ contractual rights will be driven by (duh) the language of his contract. He may try to assert other claims arising from the public effort to paint him as a bad guy.
At least he can’t blame the media for this one. But he may nevertheless try.