There is some truth to this.
T.O.’s media perception is trash. Some of that is T.O.’s doing, but a big part of it is that he has rubbed plenty of people in the media the wrong way.
Remember, Terrell Owens has never been involved in a crime or any type of unusual activity that would cause Roger Goodell to have to bring out the hammer.
T.O.’s fatal flaw has been has inability to keep his mouth shut at times, but even then a lot of the stuff he has said isn’t untrue.
There are also times when he has said something very innocent and it has been blown way out of proportion.
Meanwhile, I distinctly remember a member of ESPN saying they wanted their kid to grow up to be just like Marvin Harrison and the opposite of T.O.
Harrison almost shot someone laughing at the comment.
Here is what T.O. had to say about the situation:
Receiver Terrell Owens previously has spoken about the fact that he can’t find a job (on his $5 million per year terms) by blaming it on perceptions regarding a history of misbehavior.
He addressed the situation again during a Wednesday appearance on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, and he laid specific blame for the first time at a certain four-letter network in Connecticut.
“A lot of people have listened to a lot of the commentaries throughout a lot of the media outlets, mainly ESPN, that has my character in question as far as things that have happened in the past,” Owens said. “And I think even though I may do 99 good things right and if I do one thing wrong, ESPN and the people on there is gonna make it out to be the worst thing ever.”
But T.O. later acknowledged — again — that he has done some things in the past that he would do differently now, the closest he’ll ever come to apologizing and/or simply admitting he was wrong.
He declared that he’s “probably in the best shape of my life,” and he said he’s “ready for a call” and “to give a team an opportunity to get to a Super Bowl.”
I wonder if he will get an opportunity. I always thought he was close to being blackballed from the league and it appears that may be happening now.
Hopefully he gets another opportunity. Considering how bad the quarterbacks were on the Bills last year, he had a decent year. I don’t have any questions about whether he can still play; he just needs someone who doesn’t care about ESPN headlines.