In sports, we have all heard that teams will give players more chances if their talent is greater than their trouble. Well one of the most iconic "troublemakers" has been current unemployed receiver Terrell Owens. Terrell Owens has had run-ins with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys. It hasn't all been trouble with T.O., in the final years of his career with the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals he has been very productive and has been radio silent causing no trouble at all. The general consensus about Terrell Owens is he is a troublemaker, a cancer, and will be a distraction in the locker room but here are my thoughts on why T.O. should have another chance.
In recent weeks we have heard about the stories of Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito, and Ray Rice. I am not going to go in detail with these three men but I will give you a quick description of what they did. Jonathan Martin is accused of quitting on his teammates because he couldn't handle fitting in with his teammates. Richie Incognito has been in trouble off the field before but what he is accused of is bullying Jonathan Martin all the way to his breaking point. Ray Rice has been in the news recently for allegedly upper cutting his fiancé knocking her out inside a casino.
Even with all of these troubles these players could get cut and when they do, all of them will get signed by another team. Teams don't care if someone is a criminal or not all they care about is can they play. T.O. has never had any off the field issues and even with his advanced age he is still very productive. To think that Ray Rice will get another chance right away (assuming the Ravens cut him) for knocking out his fiancé must make you think T.O. did something unthinkable.
Terrell Owens can still be a productive receiver for a good or even a bad team. It's a shame that someone will probably never get another chance in the NFL but someone who is labeled as a bully and a racist, or someone who knocked out a female will get another chance. If Aaron Hernandez were to get out of his charges he would get an NFL job before T.O. and he has been linked to multiple murders.
Tell me what you think should Terrell Owens get another chance in the NFL?
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