*Terrell Owens is mulling a lawsuit against the Indoor Football League team in Texas that released him on Tuesday, claiming they breached his contract when they fired him.
TMZ is quoting sources close to T.O. who say he’s upset at Allen Wranglers execs for blasting him over skipping a team appearance at a children’s hospital. According to the source, T.O. thought he wasn’t required to attend the event by the terms of his contract — and as a result he feels the team is in breach.
The Wranglers said in their statement announcing T.O.’s release:
Due to his high profile status and his accomplishments in the NFL, the Wranglers signed Owens with high expectations of positive things for the team, the league and the community. Unfortunately, the team’s ownership does not believe that these expectations have been met . “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”, stated team President and Co-Owner Tommy Benizio. ”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.”
Read the entire statement here.
A rep for T.O. confirms he’s considering a lawsuit, saying,”Mr. Owens’ legal team is addressing the details of the Wranglers release statement.” The rep added, T.O. “played all games according to his contractual agreement and was proud to be part of the IFL and the Allen Wranglers.”
Watch his first touchdown with the team below.