Pathological narcissist and former football player Terrell Owens is 40 years old and hasn’t played a regular season game since December 2010, but he still believes that he can play in the NFL.
T.O. told ESPN that he may have had his troubles off the field, but at least he didn’t kill anybody:
“You look at some of the stuff guys are doing now, domestic violence, players killing players, just everything… They’re putting them in rehab and keeping them on the team. I never had those issues. It’s disappointing.”
Among the other absurd highlights of his interview, Owens compared himself to Jerry Rice:
“Jerry (Rice) played until he was 42. At 39, I ran a 4.43 40-yard dash.”
T.O. also blamed the media for his inability to sign with an NFL team:
“No doubt there’s not a question that I can still play… but perception, media portrayal is so negative. Anytime there’s a rumor that a team is interested in bringing me in, there’s all this media attention, and the negative things they have to say are more than the positives. It’s not about what I can bring to them. It’s about stuff I did 5, 10 years ago.”
The last team to give Owens a shot was the Seahawks in the 2012 pre-season.
In two exhibition games Owens struggled to get open and caught two passes for 41 yards. He was cut late in August when the rosters had to be shaved to 75 players.
While he probably won’t make an NFL roster any time soon, it’s good to see that T.O.’s career as a comedian is taking off nicely.