Terrell Owens should be on an NFL team

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Terrell Owens PopcornI can only imagine the vitriol that this headline stirs up in the hearts of fans around the country,  From San Francisco, to Philadelphia, down to Dallas and back.  Terrell Owens has left a legacy.  While most people can not stand T.O., it is based on the past and not present.  Does this mean that T.O. is a better person, a changed person at this point in his life?  No, not necessarily.  But he could be.

We have seen all the trash that has circulated through the media over the last several months regarding the future Hall of Famer.  Articles decrying his character as a deadbeat dad of multiple children, a washed up star battling depression (even contemplating suicide), to a man who squandered a fortune.  Most of us fail to find sympathy for the man who once said, “they love to hate me”.  The money that he has made and squandered is perplexing and appalling to the average American who struggles to get by.  Forgetting the narrative that suggests Owens was the victim of a crooked financial adviser and greedy baby mamas, we want him to reap what he has sown.  After all, he has lost more than most of us ever have the chance to ever find.  How could we want him to receiver anymore second chances?  It’s not like we get second chances.

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It’s a natural human response.  Especially to one whose antics clearly revealed extreme levels of narcissism, anger, and a general disregard for other human beings not named T.O.  But what is it that “the player” has done to be so reviled among athletes?  Has he ever been arrested for a DUI?  When has he ever been charged with assault?  What drug did Terrell ever get convicted of possessing or trafficking?  When was the last time T.O. failed the league’s substance abuse policy? How many times has Terrell manipulated league drug tests?  When did he ever say, “I play when I want to play,” or ask, “for who, for what”?  How many animals has he harmed?  Has he ever been accused of taking someone’s life? Read more here…

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