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Terrell Owens NOT Coming To XFL

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Terrell Owens, the controversial Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver, will thankfully remain on the sidelines after a few hours of online chatter about the 45-year-old being placed on the XFL Draft list. His name was apparently on the fifth list of players entered in the XFL Draft Pool but an updated version was later released without his name.

The XFL Draft is taking place on October 15-16.

MuscleSport Media has reached out to the XFL Media Relations Department for clarification and will update this article as necessary upon receiving a reply.

Owens has not played in an NFL game since 2010 when he suited up for his fifth team, the Cincinnatti Bengals. The mercurial wideout then had an odd eight-game stint as a player and part owner of the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League in 2012. But a few months later, the rest of the ownership group sacked T.O and he was given his release for “showing a lack of effort both on and off the field.” He later was signed as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks but was cut before the regular season began.

Originally a third round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in 1996, Owens starred for eight seasons before a messy and convoluted divorce took place. He then joined the Philadelphia Eagles and was best remembered for his stint for playing in Super Bowl XXXIX after rehabbing and rushing back from a broken leg. His performance was warrior-like and he had nine receptions for 122 yards in a loss to the New England Patriots. His tenure in the City of Brotherly Love, however, ended much like it did in San Francisco with controversy and selfish behavior.

The Dallas Cowboys tried their hand at wrangling in Owens and he lasted three seasons there before finding himself once again on the open market. One season each in Buffalo and Cincinnatti capped off a productive but controversial career filled with public negative statements about teammates, a suicide attempt that he denied, spitting in the face of an opponent and flamboyant touchdown celebrations – including one disrespecting the Cowboys star mid-field logo – that resulted in numerous penalties and fines.


Even with all of this baggage, Owens was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year due to his career statistics and accomplishments (six-time Pro Bowl, 1,078 receiving yards, nearly 16,000 receding yards and 153 touchdowns).

Sure, the XFL needs to make a splash and garner some headlines, but Owens is only a splash in a toilet bowl and not the type of personality that the new league needs.

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