The 38-year-old six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver signed on to play and co-own the Wranglers in January with the hope that his star power would create buzz for the 16-team IFL. In eight games, Owens caught 35 passes for 421 yards and 10 touchdowns, but failed to live up to his billing as a promoter for the team and the league.
Owens failed to show up for a scheduled appearance at a local children’s hospital with players and coaches and the team says he planned to skip two upcoming road games.
This is definitely sad news for an increasingly troubled man. Let’s hope he rebounds nicely with some weird reality show on Spike.
[H/T: The Washington Post]