Posted June 07, 2013

Terrell Owens: ‘If I don’t play this year, I’m retiring’

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Terrell Owens may retire if he doesn't sign with an NFL team this season. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GQ)

Terrell Owens may retire if he doesn’t sign with an NFL team this season. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GQ)

Terrell Owens still wants to play for a team in the NFL but says if he doesn’t play this year, he will retire from football after 15 seasons in the NFL, he said in an interview with CBS Sports. Owens, who lasted played in the NFL as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, said he still wants to play in the NFL and believes he can still be an effective wide receiver next season.

Owens was invited to Seahawks training camp last summer but was cut just after three weeks in camp. Owens said he’s “not chasing a dream” and is “being realistic” when assessing his professional playing career. Owens said he has matured and he’s “not the same guy” he was five years ago. Owens said he has been working out with Chad Johnson in hopes of getting Johnson “straight” while attempting his own comeback in the NFL.

“That’s just me being realistic,” he said. “I want to play again. I want to go out on top with a team. I think I can still play, but if I don’t sign with a team, it would be time to retire. I have to be honest with myself.”

 

Owens recently said he would be open to trying to join the PBA as a professional bowler after appearing at the Geico PBA Summer Swing. During 15 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals caught 1,078 passes for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns.


28 comments
Markus
Markus

T.O. didn't play last year?

rodp236
rodp236

Where's the violin music with the fat lady singing?

dbum
dbum

i just cant get over what could have been if heda finally kept his mouth shut in philly. him and mcnabb where awesome to watch for that one season. i think he coulda had peyton manning throwing him balls and hed still would have complained. im not going to purely hate on the guy though, he was awesome in his prime and fun to watch. just way way to full of himself.

101philosopha101
101philosopha101

Future 1st ballot HOF.


I say try to go play for your old buddy Andy in KC!

Flipclipper
Flipclipper

Of course he could always join the CFL in Canada where all the NFL flunkies flock to.

beirutwedding
beirutwedding

TO was obnoxious. But he was just a football player. And he was a BRILLIANT football player for years. Why is everybody so angry at him?

flfantasymaker
flfantasymaker

You stupid idiot, the NFL retired YOU two years ago!

Irish dude
Irish dude

another washed up pro player who thinks he's still got it. TO do us all a favor and go away. you were always out for yourself 

VirakChan
VirakChan

Yes, TO, a career in bowling is more realistic than another season in the NFL...

bcrd500
bcrd500

Someone needs to tell Owens that he retired in 2010.

jbc123
jbc123

Two old sayings come to mind. "Don't let the door hit you on the way out", and  "How can we miss you when you won't go away".

BudO'Neill
BudO'Neill

! You are Retired Drama King & behind on your Child Support too! Don't Go Away Mad--Just Go Away

Alan18
Alan18

News Flash T O ...you haven't played in 3 years....YOU ARE ALREADY RETIRED!!

IdDoHannahStorm
IdDoHannahStorm

"Owens said he has been working out with Chad Johnson in hopes of getting Johnson “straight” while attempting his own comeback in the NFL."

I see TO showing Chad tape of everything he did off the field, then saying "Don't do that" as his way of helping Johnson onto the right path

rjoseph50
rjoseph50

" He's not retired already?"


- Donovan McNabb


tukwilatommygun
tukwilatommygun

good retire already.  now go join oj in jail by hawking your ring, then steal it back at gun point.    oj needs some company but it looks like he is eating good.  fat sob.

David G
David G

@101philosopha101 No way he is 1st ballot NFL HOF.  Burned too many coaches and teams.  He might get in as a senior nominee.  His mouth will keep him out for a long time.

riley8
riley8

@beirutweddingI can answer you in one word: selfish.  The guy always looked after #1 and was never about the team.  He was a great player but fans recognize the great team player as opposed to the egomaniacs.

DeniseWilbur
DeniseWilbur

@jbc123 i agree but wasnt it  dont let the door hit you where the good lord split ya!  lol  either way as long as hes goes away i am happy!!  i hate TO

beirutwedding
beirutwedding

@tukwilatommygun This comment in particular brings up an interesting point. Why all the vitriol for TO? Seriously? He was amazing when he was good, he turned many quarterbacks into Pro Bowlers and helped several teams make the playoffs. He played out of his mind in the only Super Bowl he ever went to. AND he never got busted for beating up his girlfriend, for drug use (performance enhancing or otherwise), for breaking ANY crimes or laws, for cheating, nothing and yet, people hate his guts as though he did something to them personally. I mean, you're comparing him to OJ Simpson??? OJ? A two-time murderer who got away with it? Why? How? 

 TO just had a big mouth. Why's everybody hate him so much? I mean, really? 

ChickenWolf
ChickenWolf

@David G @101philosopha101 Hes second all-time in receiving yards, third all-time in receiving touchdowns, sixth all-time in receptions. Hard to see him not getting in.

101philosopha101
101philosopha101

@riley8 @beirutwedding wtf r u talking about? He played the SB with the Eagles with a broken leg injury.  That's selfish? Gtfo with your idiotic bs.  If you don't like the guy then say it.  Selfish lol, he's egotistical, not selfish you moron. 

 Some of you simpletons need to be able to unknot your panties and not get so emotional and sensitive over a guy who was egotistical but great at the same time.

riley8
riley8

I can answer you in one word: selfish.  The guy always looked after #1 and was never about the team.  He was a great player but fans recognize the great team player as opposed to the egomaniacs.

ChickenWolf
ChickenWolf

@David G @ChickenWolf @101philosopha101 I didnt say first ballot. Stats are a major factor but definitely not the only one. Some stats are so good that you have to put the guy in. I forgot to mention in that last post, hes also fifth all-time in total touchdowns. When a guy has stats that staggering you have to put him in. If character is that important why are guys like lawrence taylor, Chris Carter, micheal Irvin, Bill Parcells, warren sapp in? do you feel the same way about randy moss?

David G
David G

@ChickenWolf @David G @101philosopha101 Simple logic says he will not be a first ballot HOF in the NFL.  His mouth pretty much guaranteed that.   Eventually he might get in.  There is more to the HOF than stats.

RobertM
RobertM

@101philosopha101 @riley8 @beirutwedding Could not have said it any better. Thank you! All haters are losers by default The dude was a baller of the highest magnitude. His personality has nothing to do with anything. How about this list of NFL stars with difficult/obnoxious/terrible personalities: Brett Farve, Deion Sanders, Jim Brown, Vince Lombardi, Dan Marino, Bill Parcells, Bill Bilichek, Fran Tarkenton, Lawrence Taylor, Bart Starr, Bill Romanowski, Joe Klekko, Joe Namath,  Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Cutler, John Riggens, Joe Theismann, and almost every top flight WR in last 25 years. Again, all haters are losers by default and need to get a life and learn to appreciate people that can do things that you couldn't on your best day of dreaming accomplish.

beirutwedding
beirutwedding

@riley8 I hear you. I do. Just seems like a lot of us have lost perspective. Selfish football player does not equal double murderer.