Former Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver Terrell Owens said on Wednesday night that he is going to play and turn into co-owner for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. Odds
“It’s formal, it just went down, I’m headed back to Dallas,” Owens said in a 22-second video posted on his social network account. “That’s right, Indoor Football League, here I come. Allen, Texas, here I come. I’m going to be me.”
Allen Wranglers’ co-owner Jon Frankel recounted Owens concluded to terms Wed. night and he was in debate with the previous Dallas Cowboys player for a few weeks. Scores
Owens visited Dallas last week.
“He’s a high player, a winner, and I’m a big follower,” Frankel asserted. “I want to generate the Allen Wranglers the No. 1 attractiveness in Collin County.”
The IFL’ 14 games season starts the third week of February with training camp which begins two weeks before. The Allen Wranglers, who won the 16-team league’s Lone Star Division last season, play house games in the 6,200-seat Allen Events Center.
The Wranglers play in Allen, Texas, a suburb around a half-hour north of Dallas. Frankel recounted Owens will play in all the home games and it has not been decided whether he’ll play in road games. The Allen Wranglers’ season starts February 25 at home towards Wichita Wild.
The Indoor Football League is a 16-team league composed from groups from different states, along with franchises in Green Bay, Sioux Falls, Chicago, New Mexico, Wyoming and Nebraska.
Owens ‘ manager, Drew Rosenhaus, didn’t get back a call seeking affirmation.
“Owens has an ownership stake,” Frankel said. “This is a business determination. I’m happy everybody looks at the players’ areas. I cannot think T.O. will come out of that tunnel for the Allen Wranglers.”
Frankel said he’d like to arrange a press conference at the Allen Events Center late late next week. The reports conference would be available to the spectators.
A third-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1996 NFL draft, Owens played for 5 groups during a 15-year career. He’s second all-time in receiving yards (15,934), 4th in touchdowns (156) and 6th in catches (1,078).
Terrel Owens last played with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, catching 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. Owens underwent surgical treatment to mend a torn anterior cruciate ligament injured in 2011.
After getting over the injury, he kept a workout for NFL groups this fall. No NFL team showed up, but the videotapes of the workout routine were made available. Owens did not get a deal from a team and was hoping he would get picked up late in the 2011 season.
It did not occur, and it’s inspired him to move toward a minor league football team. The Allen Wranglers’ CEO is former Cowboys great Drew Pearson, who also met up with Owens in the past few weeks in an attempt to sign him.