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Terrell Owens

DROPPED from Indoor Football Team

5/29/2012 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Terrell Owens -- once considered a lock for the NFL Hall of Fame -- has been released from the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League ... and his infamous prima donna ways are to blame.

Team president Tommy Benizio tells TMZ the decision was "performance based" -- but says the final straw was T.O. skipping a recent team visit to a children's hospital in Allen, TX.

This was T.O.'s first season with the Wranglers ... and when he announced the move to the IFL in January it was considered a huge fall from grace for a former NFL superstar.

T.O. put up 10 touchdowns in 8 games for the Wranglers, and had hoped his performance would get him back into the NFL. T.O.'s been trying to impress teams for years ... back in 2010, he flaunted his athleticism for a TMZ camera guy.

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By the way, Benizio says T.O.'s also been cut from the Wranglers' ownership group.

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RicRoc5    

I have to give all of you credit. I was sure I was gonna click on the comments and see a bunch of Racist comments, but there was none. Kudos.............now my feelings about the story, yeah T.O, you have to really get it together my man.

878 days ago
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Brent Jorgensen    

This is a bit unfair IMO. TO doesn't need to be attending team events -- as a future HOF, these indoor scrubs should be lucky he even shows up for games. This reeks of something akin to racism.

878 days ago
18.

News Flash     

Only way to get back on top is to date Kim K.

878 days ago
19.

Karmagal    

He is his own worst enemy. He has mad skills but his mouth and actions get him in so much trouble. If he would shut the hell up he would be back playing football making money and able to pay his 23 kids child supports.

878 days ago
20.

Denver    

Watch for it. Next week he'll be doing sit ups on his driveway again in front of local news cameras. Unfortunately no sports networks or team scouts will bother.

878 days ago
21.

jimi    

once a douche , always a douche

878 days ago
22.

Stormy    

People like this give good black athlete's, and people and bad name. Just glad to never have to see this guy destroy a good team again. Good Riddance bonehead!

878 days ago
23.

princesspr    

WOW! How the mighty have fallen!

878 days ago
24.

bunny    

Standing up sick children definitely is not impressing anyone.

878 days ago
25.

MikeD    

Actually, that Jump was fairly fantastic... what decade was that? LOL

878 days ago
26.

@iAMTIMWILSON    

DAMN shame! T.O. out there doing tricks now to get attention..

878 days ago
27.

Dietra    

This guy acted like such a JACKASS to people when he was in the NFL (Donovan Mcnabb, Jeff Garcia,Ray Lewis and many others) and now that his career has sunk right down the toilet, he wants everybody to feel sorry for him, not happening buddy. This is what happens when you go thru life SH-TTING on people. Had you been nicer and showed some HUMILITY there might be a few people offering to help you right now. Suck it up, Dry the FAKE crocodile tears and man up, you've got kids to support, so stop wasting time with the oh woe is me tour and look for some employment. Maybe this will teach you a lesson about how to treat people.

878 days ago
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