To borrow from Terrell Owens one time over her head publicist Kim Etheredge, Terrell had 25 reasons not to put himself in harm’s way this offseason. Yet, Terrell Owens the reality television star just couldn’t stay out of Terrell Owens the football star’s way.
As it stands, Owens is 25 catches away from passing Marvin Harrison on the all time list for second place to Jerry Rice. And this is not just any second place, this is second place to the best to ever run a route and arguably the greatest football player of all time. This is second place to the same guy that Owens looked up to and even indirectly implied that he was better than once.
Because of Owens penchant for the spotlight and annoying reality television shows, the debate has shifted from what team could Owens help this season to whether he is a first ballot hall of famer.
Although I personally believe that Owens will return for another go round, his antics make the situation a lot more complicated than just an injury.
Here’s hope that the doubt that Owens detractors have adds fuel to his rehab fire. In the event that Terrell Owens the football player never suits up for another team, the blame can be found by searching your local listings for Terrell Owens the VH1 star.