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Report: T.O. may sue Allen Wranglers

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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.

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58 Responses to “Report: T.O. may sue Allen Wranglers”
  1. buffaloturner says: May 31, 2012 3:30 PM

    Can we please stop giving this clown media attention. Hes more washed up then my laundry

  2. geeeeemen says: May 31, 2012 3:31 PM

    Allen Wranglers is the pseudonym Brett Favre uses when he texts woman pics of his junk.

  3. tommyf15 says: May 31, 2012 3:36 PM

    A player suing a team AND it’s Terrell Owens?

    This thread is going to be great. Massive amounts of outrage, indignation, hurt feelings, bad jokes, and cliches. My day is made.

  4. napoleonblownapart6887 says: May 31, 2012 3:37 PM

    This is pathetic. TO looks like the kid who cried foul in pick-up basketball because he got swatted by someone smaller than him

  5. jimmysee says: May 31, 2012 3:44 PM

    The dude is totally a piece of work — and with each move shows each NFL team why it made the absolute correct decision not to deal with him.

    He should be required to wear a t-shirt that says “Here Comes Trouble.”

  6. blacknole08 says: May 31, 2012 3:45 PM

    After seeing him on Dr. Phil, I don’t blame the Wranglers for cutting ties. The man is a walking train wreck.

  7. gmen4life33 says: May 31, 2012 3:48 PM

    Giants need to sign him lol. Just for entertainment. Watching him play against Dallas and Philly twice each would be fun.

  8. 6thsense79 says: May 31, 2012 3:49 PM

    Suing a minor league pro team for airing out your bad behavior is not a good way to show NFL teams you should be on their roster.

  9. markdamack says: May 31, 2012 3:51 PM

    Now, I’m no T.O. fan….and I don’t know if anyone is…really..

    However, I heard an interview on 106.7 the fan in DC, with the owner of the Wranglers…this was right before the T.O. move became official, and he flat out said “Terrell doesn’t have to play in away games, according to his contract”

    Now the whole not showing up at the kids hospital or whatever, I don’t know anything about that in his contract…but hell, guy might have a case here…I don’t care, as long as he’s never a Cowboy again.

  10. xxwhodatxx says: May 31, 2012 3:55 PM

    Well when your’re a washed up bum like TO ya gotta get some change any way you can.

  11. snap0179 says: May 31, 2012 3:55 PM

    Good luck trying to find an attorney who will accept sit ups in the parking lot as fair tender for services rendered!

  12. peachyc39 says: May 31, 2012 3:57 PM

    C’mon cut him a break. He has to figure out some way to pay that back child support. lol

  13. mjkelly77 says: May 31, 2012 3:59 PM

    “Mr. Owens’ legal team is addressing the details of the Wranglers release statement.”
    _____________________

    I can just picture an old school shyster with a cigar stub sticking out of his mouth.

  14. dahoen says: May 31, 2012 4:00 PM

    “After seeing him on Dr. Phil, I don’t blame the Wranglers for cutting ties. The man is a walking train wreck.” — says the guy watching Dr. Phil!

  15. jetsyanks7 says: May 31, 2012 4:03 PM

    Who else thought Allen Wranglers was a person?

  16. baxterbix says: May 31, 2012 4:04 PM

    “Mr. Owens’ legal team is addressing the details of the Wranglers release statement,”

    Let’s hope that team cuts him too.

  17. EJ says: May 31, 2012 4:06 PM

    The Wranglers knew that they were literally owned (partly) by T.O. and just wanted any way out of it. They weren’t getting the payoff they expected by signing him and probably figured they could find a way to make some of that money back, they found it.

  18. granadafan says: May 31, 2012 4:17 PM

    TO has 10,000 reasons for staying in the IFL!

  19. biggestredmiami says: May 31, 2012 4:19 PM

    T.O.= Talented Obstruction. Seriously this is becoming more and more of a sad story. Not sad as in feeling bad for him, but in the way this guy has fallen and has never taken an ounce of responsibility for his problems.

  20. daaabears says: May 31, 2012 4:22 PM

    A dude with no money suing a franchise with no money. Perfect! If I’m a lawyer, I get paid up front.

  21. drudema says: May 31, 2012 4:24 PM

    Brilliant idea. Use what money he has left paying lawyers to sue the one group of people who gave him a shot. A shot that his ego destroyed.

    this guy needs to fire the lawyers. Take whatever money he has left and set aside whatever he needs to complete his education so he can get a job. And every penny that is not crucial to getting his education has to go towards his children. Time to grow up and be responsible. You have now burned every single bridge.

  22. jameslongstaffe says: May 31, 2012 4:25 PM

    Well, I don’t know the contract & i don’t really care… not showing up at an event for a children’s hospital where he would have been the big star? It would have made those kids’ day & he let them down. That says it all about him & any other player that acts like a jerk. C’mon man

  23. laeaglefan says: May 31, 2012 4:26 PM

    If T.O. is in such dire financial straits, then where is he getting the money to pay his “legal team”?

  24. duranteangel says: May 31, 2012 4:26 PM

    People bring a whole new meaning to kicking a man when he is down! I forgive you Terrell and I hope to see you back on the field real soon!!!!

  25. realitypolice says: May 31, 2012 4:28 PM

    If they violated the terms of his contract, he should sue.

    Or isn’t he entitled to the same rights as every other American?

  26. covercorner says: May 31, 2012 4:32 PM

    $50 can buy a lot of popcorn.

  27. fraleyr says: May 31, 2012 4:35 PM

    the guy cant make time for his own kids. why would you expect him to go to a childrens hospital lol

  28. 4512dawg4512 says: May 31, 2012 4:42 PM

    And he SHOULD sue them! Its about time something goes in his favor! Go get em’ T.O!

  29. tommyf15 says: May 31, 2012 4:58 PM

    jimmysee says: The dude is totally a piece of work — and with each move shows each NFL team why it made the absolute correct decision not to deal with him.

    The NFL always dealt with Terrell when he was good. Now he’s 38 years old and coming off a torn ACL.

    Why is it so difficult to understand that, after a sensational career, Owens isn’t playing in the NFL for one reason only- he’s old and he isn’t good anymore.

    Either that or you also think Joe Montana and Troy Aikman also aren’t playing due to “character issues”.

  30. seahulk9 says: May 31, 2012 5:09 PM

    thats a good way to make 250.00$ t.o.

  31. bigjim50010 says: May 31, 2012 5:09 PM

    Who is T.O.’s legal team? Hupy and Abraham?

  32. ajwwr82 says: May 31, 2012 5:14 PM

    “He also reportedly received a $50 severance check”

    I’ve honestly never laughed so hard as I did when I thought about him looking at a $50 check in his hands, all ticked off HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  33. frankiemontana says: May 31, 2012 5:15 PM

    Drew Brees read the contract and now wants an explanation

  34. pftcensorssuck says: May 31, 2012 5:23 PM

    Well ….. that went well.

  35. toolkien says: May 31, 2012 5:29 PM

    They say third time’s the charm Terrell.

  36. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 31, 2012 5:32 PM

    I know TO has brought SOME of the negative attention on himself, but I honestly don’t see what he’s done since Philly that makes everyone hate him. He was ok in Dallas. Bills fans don’t hate him, and as a Bengals fan I thought TO was an ok guy albeit self centered. The media just roasts him every chance they get. He obviously has depression issues. I hope he turns his life around for his kid’s sake.

  37. rajbais says: May 31, 2012 5:44 PM

    People, T.O. is NOT always blaming others!!!! If you look at all his interviews the contrary shows up!!!!

    Also, I am not surprised that he is considering legal action!!!

    It’s just that when employers have these sanctimonious speeches that make them look extremely moral you know that they are full of crap!!!!

    Look at Keith Olbermann and Current TV, Al Davis and Mike Shanahan, and many others!!!

    Employers just do the “I am holier than thou” speech because of PR and to likely influence the employee to not get paid!!!

  38. upperdecker19 says: May 31, 2012 5:49 PM

    Do you even need 2 forms of ID to cash a check for that amount?

    $50? Does agent Drew Rosenputz get a 10% cut of that (sweet way to make 5 bucks).

  39. wuznotsobad says: May 31, 2012 6:03 PM

    Of course he’s going to sue! Don’t be accountable for a contract you signed, don’t take responsibility for your own actions, and then sue over the inevitable consequences – it’s the new American Way for losers everywhere! Go get ‘em, TO, show the new generation of kids how it’s done, you role model, you! And don’t let your apologists down by citing things like being expected to live up to your commitments, showing personal integrity, or behaving with any other outdated concepts of character! YEAH!

  40. exibitsman says: May 31, 2012 6:04 PM

    he will end up working at the NFLN with the three STOOGES. SAPPS, IRVINS, and SANDERS each one dummer then the next. CMOM MAN.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. manonthemoon4 says: May 31, 2012 6:10 PM

    (A Grand Cherokee? Randy Moss wouldn’t let his dog drive that car.)

    Mike you sound lame when you try to be funny. The 2012 grand cherokee is a great suv. You sound pathetic trying to take a shot at a great american made suv. I guess we cant all be driving around in bentleys like you, huh mike?

  42. mj1818 says: May 31, 2012 6:14 PM

    The amazing part is that he still wonders why no NFL team wants any part of him…

  43. 2sloweggroll says: May 31, 2012 6:23 PM

    The (sucker punches) comments littered in this article and many of the other articles on site bring the level of journalism down to that of a teenagers blog about Justin Bieber (heart-throb) and the newest flavor of Starburst (yum).

    This site is full of great stories and interesting insight from around the league, but putting (duh) in article to take a shot T.O. is liking picking on the kid with downs syndrome at school.

    Try upgrading the professionalism

  44. Deb says: May 31, 2012 6:24 PM

    Won’t he have a hard time arguing how proud he was to play in the IFL when all he did while there was talk about getting back into the NFL?

  45. ripster65 says: May 31, 2012 6:59 PM

    hey toosloweggroll…in case you haven’t ever heard of t-zero, he’s always loved to be in the spotlight! Why stop now?

  46. ripster65 says: May 31, 2012 7:08 PM

    since when do players care what thier current contracts state?

  47. mogogo1 says: May 31, 2012 7:15 PM

    Nothing says “My career is over” like threatening to sue a team for cutting you. The phone will never ring again, TO. Might as well tell the agent to take a permanent vacation.

  48. garyman1 says: May 31, 2012 7:18 PM

    This should help him land that backup role in the NFL…

  49. gbmickey says: May 31, 2012 7:26 PM

    Isnt this site Pro Football Talk? Whats with the Ifl and a career malcontent?

  50. realitypolice says: May 31, 2012 7:30 PM

    Deb says:
    May 31, 2012 6:24 PM
    Won’t he have a hard time arguing how proud he was to play in the IFL when all he did while there was talk about getting back into the NFL?
    ======

    Why would he have to argue that?

    Just because his rep said it in a press release, that doesn’t mean he was contractually obligated to be “proud” to be there.

    I can’t believe the people on here assuming that he broke his contract without hearing one shred of evidence, or knowing any specifics whatsoever about the case.

    Did I miss the part of the Constitution where it said that rich and famous people were not entitled to the same rights as the rest of us?

  51. upperdecker19 says: May 31, 2012 8:04 PM

    “realitypolice says:
    Did I miss the part of the Constitution where it said that rich and famous people were not entitled to the same rights as the rest of us?”

    Nope. You didn’t miss it. Unfortunately for TO, he used these rights to the fullest extent. Thus, he’s no longer rich (well, $50 is a lotta cash to some), and debatably famous (if becoming a punchline before our very eyes makes you famous).

  52. imaginesuperbowlwin says: May 31, 2012 9:22 PM

    Fifty bucks? “Straight cash, homey!” LMAO

  53. knicksjetsyankees says: May 31, 2012 10:43 PM

    Lol did u guys not see t.o last 2 years he was a stud

  54. Deb says: May 31, 2012 10:53 PM

    realitypolice says:

    Deb says:
    Won’t he have a hard time arguing how proud he was to play in the IFL when all he did while there was talk about getting back into the NFL?
    ======

    Why would he have to argue that?

    Just because his rep said it in a press release, that doesn’t mean he was contractually obligated to be “proud” to be there.

    I can’t believe the people on here assuming that he broke his contract without hearing one shred of evidence, or knowing any specifics whatsoever about the case.

    ———————————————–

    I have no idea what you’re ranting about. The article said he’s considering suing the Wranglers for cutting him. So I’m not assuming he broke his contract. Nor do I care. Just making the point that he can’t have been that proud to be there since he was constantly saying he’d rather be somewhere else. You’re taking my use of the word argue–and my entire comment–far too seriously. Get a grip.

  55. craigmaitland says: May 31, 2012 11:45 PM

    My favorite part of all of this is that he is refusing to talk about it because of advice from a lawyer. Where was that same lawyer 7 or 8 years ago? If this selfish dummy would have learned to keep his mouth shut then he could have been talking about canton right now and not about him getting cut from a bush league arena team. Maybe it’s bad Karma to wish ill on anyone but seeing T.Os life completely fall apart brings joy to my heart.

  56. maximusprime107 says: Jun 1, 2012 3:47 AM

    He’s high as a kite if he ever thinks he’s getting back in the NFL

  57. rabbdogg says: Jun 1, 2012 8:20 AM

    idiots…his contract states he doesnt have to play in any road games…they say they cut him for missing 2 road games and a team appearance at a childrens hospital…they probably threw the hospital part in there to sway the idiots to their side…they know the haters would come to their side automaticlly

  58. knicksjetsyankees says: Jun 1, 2012 11:43 PM

    Why do u all hate on T.O top 5 wide out of all time.

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