Terrell Owens surprised by release; legal team looking into it
Terrell Owens was surprised by his late-season release from the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, and his legal team is looking into it. The receiver’s rep issued the following statement in response to the release on Tuesday:
It is unfortunate that the IFL Wranglers released Mr. Owens today in the manner that they did. Mr. Owens played all games according to his contractual agreement and was proud to be a part of the IFL and the Allen Wranglers. He was happy to be playing back in Texas and put a national spotlight of interest on the league like never before.
Upon his release today, Mr. Owens said, “I appreciate the opportunity that Mr. Frankel gave me and wish the Allen Wranglers all the best moving forward.”
Mr. Owens’ legal team is addressing the details of the Wranglers release statement that they shared with the media today. We cannot comment further on this.
Mr. Owens remains positive and is focused on a return to the NFL.
What many people don’t realize is that Owens’ contract with the team said he was only obligated to play in home games and that opposing teams had to pay him to play in away games. Considering that information, the explanation that T.O. was released for violating his contract because he wouldn’t play in two road games seems misleading. It appears that the Wranglers were dissatisfied with Owens and just wanted him gone, so they released him today. If T.O. has the money to fight it, I imagine his legal team would find some objections with what happened.
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