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Terrell Owens visited Chad Johnson in jail

Tocho showSay what you want about Terrell Owens, but you can’t say he’s not a good friend.

The former NFL wide receiver visited his buddy and fellow former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson in jail on Saturday. Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation, which came as a result of his assault on ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. Johnson initially looked like he was going to escape without jail time, but after slapping his attorney’s behind in celebration of the initial ruling, the judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail for the disrespectful move.

Here’s what Owens had to say about visiting his homie in jail:

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Terrell Owens wants another chance, will retire if it doesn’t come

Terrell-Owens-SeahawksTerrell Owens has not appeared in a regular season NFL game since he was with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. All indications are that Owens is still in fairly good shape for a 39-year-old receiver, but three years away from real NFL game action is a very long time. Despite the layoff, TO still thinks he can help a team.

“I’m not chasing a dream,” Owens told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com on Friday. “I can still play football. If you’re a team looking for a wide receiver and don’t think I can play, tell me why. If it’s because you don’t like me, then that’s fine, but don’t tell me I can’t still play.”

There have been a number of teams who feel Owens cannot contribute at the NFL level anymore, the most recent of which was the Seattle Seahawks. Owens played for Seattle in the preseason last year but was not kept on board for the regular season. If that happens again this year, he says he will call it quits.

“If I play this year, that’d be awesome,” Owens said. “If I don’t play this year, I’m retiring. That’s just me being realistic. I want to play again. I want to go out on top with a team. I think I can still play, but if I don’t sign with a team, it would be time to retire. I have to be honest with myself.”

If teams don’t want to sign Owens for football reasons, he’s fine with that. However, it clearly bothers him that people still reference character issues when discussing his future.

“I’ve proven myself, and I can’t get a pass when I haven’t done anything off the field,” he said. “There are guys who get second and third chances for stuff they do off the field. I would say to these teams that I’m not the same guy I was five years ago. I’ve matured a lot.”

TO caught passes from Tom Brady earlier in the offseason, sparking rumors that the New England Patriots may be interested in him. The likelihood of Owens landing with the Patriots or any other NFL team is not very good at this point. I don’t know if it’s the age or the history of being a distraction, but my guess is its a combination of the two. He’s simply not worth taking a chance on.

T.O. practicing with Tom Brady at USC

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T.O. is the latest football player to join Tom Brady for offseason workouts.

Terrell Owens tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he was about to work out with Brady and Matt Cassel at UCLA. Owens must have made a minor mistake, because it turns out they were really practicing at USC.

The USC Trojans athletic department confirmed that was the case:

Brady spends his offseasons in Los Angeles where he and wife Giselle built a mansion. Though their enormous home is in Brentwood which is close to the UCLA campus (where Brady often practices), the New England Patriots quarterback has worked out across town at USC the past few days. On Tuesday the school tweeted that Brady was practicing with new teammate Danny Amendola:

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Terrell Owens signs with modeling agency

Terrell OwensTerrell Owens may not have a career in the NFL any longer, but he appears to have a future in modeling.

Owens apparently has signed with the Los Angeles branch of global modeling agency Next Management.

The information was shared on Twitter Thursday by Owens’ former personal assistant, Adrienne Williams, and retweeted by Owens who thanked her for the congratulations.

Owens even has a profile in the Los Angeles section of Next Management’s website alongside scores of other models.

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Owens’ publicist, Diana Bianchini, gave Larry Brown Sports confirmation that TO has signed with the modeling agency.

“Terrell has had a modeling contract in the past,” Bianchini wrote in en email. “Most can see why this would be a natural fit for him. NEXT approached him. He signed about a month ago and we are all very excited by this deal.”

Next Management boasts top models such as Abbey Lee, Anja Rubik, Arizona Muse, Malgosia Bela, Meghan Collison, Suvi Koponen, and Zuzanna Bijoch as a part of its roster, according to the agency’s website. They also represent superstars like Andrés Velencoso, David Agbodji, Jon Kortajarena, Marlon Teixeira, and Larry Scott on the men’s side.

Owens is 39 and has not played in the NFL since 2010. The six-time Pro Bowler was released by the Seattle Seahawks last August after trying to make their roster in the preseason.

Owens has long been infatuated with his looks, famously uttering the catch phrase, “I love me some me!” It looks like plenty of others love them some Owens.

Terrell Owens to Titus Young: Know your role

When it comes to wearing out your welcome with an NFL team, Terrell Owens is an expert. No one would ever confuse T.O. with a quiet player who minds his own business. It’s often been said that those who can’t do should instead teach, which is why it makes sense on some level that Owens recently had a bit of advice for Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young.

Young, who has tremendous potential to go along with a growing list of disciplinary issues, went on a Twitter rant last week about the Lions supposedly threatening to cut him. According to The Detroit News, Owens recently said Young needs to fall in line with Detroit.

“He has to understand that Calvin (Johnson is) the No. 1 receiver,” T.O. said, “and being the No. 2 receiver, you have to go with the flow of the offense and when your time comes, make the plays.”

At this point, Young would be lucky if he was considered the team’s No. 4 receiver. Owens also said Young needs to “know his role.” Speaking of knowing your role, the 39-year-old Owens is hoping to play in the NFL again next season.

“I look good,” he said. “I feel good.”

T.O. may have never head-butted an opponent or intentionally run the wrong route during his NFL career, but his inability to keep quiet and do his job has led to turmoil throughout his 15-plus seasons as a pro. If Young ever wants to establish himself as a staple in the Lions offense or elsewhere, the time to start showing a little maturity is now.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Terrell Owens was reportedly ordered to work at Goodwill for missing child support

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The issues Terrell Owens has had with child support over the past couple of years have been well documented. When you take into account the fact that it was once believed T.O. could face jail time over missed child support payments, the eight hours of community service he was ordered to complete last month are nothing shy of a cakewalk.

According to court documents that were obtained by TMZ, Owens was ordered to work at a Goodwill store in Studio City, Cali. for falling behind in child support payments to one of the mothers of his children, Kimberly Floyd. His volunteer referral form showed that he completed eight hours of work between Dec. 27 and Dec. 28.

Folding hand-me-downs sure beats being behind bars.

H/T Black Sports Online

Blake Griffin says T.O. was begging Clippers for a contract

Terrell Owens has always fancied himself an excellent basketball player. After struggling to find work as a professional football player, the 39-year-old unemployed wide receiver apparently was trying to convince the LA Clippers to give him a shot.

Clippers forward Blake Griffin was a guest on “The Dan Patrick Show” Tuesday and was asked which football players could play in the NBA. That’s how T.O.’s name came up.

“Well Terrell Owens — he was at our practice facility a lot this summer, begging coaches for a 10-day contract,” Griffin said.

Asked by Patrick if T.O. has game, Griffin answered, “He can play a little bit.”

Griffin also discussed his own football career. He says he played wide receiver, and that he wonders what he could have done in the sport. Griffin says he wishes he had played football a little longer, but he’s glad he chose basketball because it’s less physically demanding.

Even though most people will view this as a joke, or another desperate ploy for Owens to get work, it must be pointed out that T.O. does have a basketball background. He played basketball for three seasons at Tennessee-Chattanooga while in college, and he won MVP in the Celebrity Basketball Game during the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend. He played in the United States Basketball League in 2002, and he even was offered a contract by the Atlanta Vision of the ABA in 2006.

Laugh at Owens all you want, but recognize that he is an exceptional athlete.

UPDATE: Owens’ publicist says T.O. never begged to play for the Clippers. “She adds It is not surprising that Terrell was at their practice facility this summer. One of his best friend’s, Jason Powell, is the head trainer for the Clippers.”

H/T Pro Football Talk