IFL's Allen Wranglers Release Terrell Owens, Take Away Partial Ownership

Terrell Owens' career was criticized for going to the Indoor Football League and play for the Allen Wranglers. Now, the Wranglers can't even handle his attitude.

Owens was officially released Tuesday by the Wranglers.

Owner Joe Frankel spoke about Owens via Pro FootBall Talk:

“Our fans are amongst the best in the league and it is impossible to maintain a player when even our fans notice and comment on a player’s lack of effort both on and off the field,” owner Jon Frankel said.  “We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community.”

President Tommy Benizio also spoke about Owens:

“It is difficult to look other players on this team in the eyes and tell them that being a team player is important . . . that giving it your all on the field every night is our expectation, when another member of this team is not operating by these standards,” Benizio said. ”The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back for Mr. Owens was his no-show to a scheduled appearance at a local children’s hospital with other Wrangler players and coaches.  It is not the desire of the Allen Wranglers’ organization to disappoint fans by having our most notable player miss a scheduled appearance.”

Owens signed a deal before the season began to have part ownership of the team, but the title has been removed with his release. He appeared in eight games for the Wranglers and caught 35 passes for 420 yards along with 10 touchdowns on the season.

Owens looked he didn't take the Allen Wranglers organization seriously and paid the price for it.

It seems like it's time for Owens to hang it up. Taking the horrible dip to the IFL made many people question him and now there are more people are against him.

Please T.O., for the sake of your Hall of Fame career, please retire and keep your legacy intact.

Evan Sidery is a beat writer for FootBasket. He is a fan of the Colts and Pacers. You can see more about him by following him on Twitter. 

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