Re: T Owens to Seahawks
posted at 8/8/2012 2:44 PM EDT
I read an article back in May after TO got cut from his indoor league team. I think it sums up the TO experience perfectly. Here is a snippet:
In a statement released by the team on May 29, the Wranglers said that Owens made it clear to them that he had no intention of participating in two upcoming road games in Nebraska and Everett that are important to the team's playoff hopes. But the tipping point was when he failed to appear for a team function at a local children's hospital.
"It is difficult to look other players on this team in the eyes and tell them that being a team player is important...that giving it your all on the field every night is our expectation, when another member of this team is not operating by these standards," said Wranglers president and co-owner Tony Benizio in the statement.
"The proverbial straw that broke the camel's back for Mr. Owens was his no-show to a scheduled appearance at a local children's hospital with other Wrangler players and coaches. It is not the desire of the Allen Wranglers' organization to disappoint fans by having our most notable player miss a scheduled appearance."
"Our fans are amongst the best in the league, and it is impossible to maintain a player when even our fans notice and comment on a player's lack of effort both on and off the field," added team owner John Frankel through the Wranglers' website. "We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community."
Typical TO. Loser and locker room cancer. Best of luck to the Seahwaks. I don't get it. MAYBE you take a chance on the guy if you are a contender. But the Seahawks are going nowhere. Why bring in that kind of headache? I doubt a 70 year old TO is really going to sell many tickets.
One of the more overrated receivers of this generation.