It’s been an odd month for receiver Terrell Owens. From another reported drug overdose that was — or wasn’t — a suicide attempt to a public workout for NFL teams that no NFL teams attended to his quarterback from 2010 claiming that the Raiders wouldn’t sign T.O. because there’s no other receiver whom the Raiders can afford to lose to the Raiders signing receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh and cutting receiver Derek Hagan to T.O. suing an attorney who allegedly coaxed him into investing $2 million into a failed electronic bingo hall, Owens has seen better collections of days.
But the man who despite developing a reputation for being a troublemaker has never gotten in trouble off the field finally has. According to TMZ, a bench warrant has been issued for Owens’ arrest after he failed to show up for an October 24 child support hearing in California.
Per the report, Owens claims that the hearing conflicted with his public tryout. Apart from the fact that the workout occurred not on October 24 but on October 25, life often requires some rock-scissors-paper-style prioritizing. In this case, going to court when required to do so is Gibraltar, and a voluntary public workout that can easily be rescheduled is a left-handed pair of kindergarten safety scissors.
Owens apparently contends that the support obligation at issue is based on income he was earning several years ago while playing for the Cowboys. But that’s no excuse for blowing off the hearing. As he soon will learn.