Posted May 04, 2013

Ex-NFL receiver Terrell Owens debuts as semi-professional bowler

(Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

Terrell Owens rolled a 475 in three games at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championship this week. (Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

Spurned by the NFL, 39-year-old Terrell Owens has turned pro in a new sport: bowling.

Owens, the league’s second-leading receiver all time by yards, made his semi-professional bowling debut this week, rolling games of 185, 129 and 161 for a 475 series at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championship, according to NFL.com.

Owens also owns the Dallas Strikers, one of eight teams in the new Professional Bowlers Association League.

His last NFL stint came before the 2012 season, when he was released by the Seahawks. He has not appeared in an NFL game since 2010.

From NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling:

He recently decided to take his game up a notch, working with several coaches and PBA bowlers.

“I have a lot of stuff going on right now, but there happened to be a break in my schedule,” Owens told Bowl.com. “I wanted to experience this tournament, and the experience was good. I’m really into bowling, and I like it a lot.”

Owens worked out with Tom Brady at USC last month. A couple weeks later, he made it clear that he’s keeping himself in shape “just for any opportunity that may come about.”


6 comments
sport.norcal
sport.norcal

So he pissed away $80 million already, with multiple homes in foreclosure, multiple kids with multiple women. Naturally he blames OTHER PEOPLE for bad investments, yet now he owns a bowling team?What a tool. 

David G
David G

Please stop reporting on him unless you are going to report as much on somebody relevant, like Paul Hornung.

 

AndrewCraig
AndrewCraig

Finally a sport I could beat T.O. at!!

leet793
leet793

Maybe he can bowl doubles with Andrew Bynum.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

I agree, Art. He's an outstanding athlete (although VERY hard to take) and may end up doing well. But he has a way to go.

Art Shapiro
Art Shapiro

More power to him, but bowling 129 is not an auspicious start for someone hoping to be on a professional team.

 

Art