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Terrell Owens' Ex-Coach

Wranglers Cut Him Over $$

... Nothing Else

5/31/2012 1:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Allen Wranglers are going broke ... and that's why the indoor football team suddenly dropped Terrell Owens this week -- at least according to one of Terrell's former Wranglers coaches.

The coach -- who didn't want to be named -- tells TMZ, the decision to cut Terrell this week was purely financial, and had nothing to do with the fact T.O. missed a recent team trip to a children's hospital ... as Wranglers President Tommy Benizio told TMZ.

The coach is calling BS because he says Terrell played three games after the hospital visit early this month.

Benizio also said Terrell was cut because of his performance -- but T.O.'s ex-coach tells us, Terrell was a star on the team, putting up 10 TDs in 8 games ... "a total professional since day one."

The coach thinks T.O. was the latest in a series of budget-related cuts on the Wranglers -- a culling that included the coach himself, who was let go in March.

The coach says Wranglers owner John Frankel was embarrassed about signing Terrell to an expensive contract he couldn't afford. But Benizio maintains T.O. was dropped over performance and behavior issues -- and insists money had nothing to do with it.

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17 COMMENTS

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1.

writenow    

That's the way the ball bounces. Or something like that.

772 days ago
2.

Mike44090    

I'm sure if they thought he was earning his paycheck he would still be on the team.

772 days ago
3.

I am Spartacus    

The owner wasn't see the financial returns he thought he'd get by signing TO and it wasn't getting him any media attention so get rid of him and save the money. That's what the owner was thinking. Whats the point of paying this guy if i'm not making more money off him?

772 days ago
4.

carol durante`    

Wow! Keep your head up TO. Better day are ahead!

772 days ago
5.

arkbri    

the coach who doesn't want to be named but was cut from the team in march...hmmm..that will certainly keep his secret identity secure !! lol

772 days ago
6.

Jordan    

Must be real embarassing the NFL does not want you now you are not even good enough for the low life league of indoor football.

772 days ago
7.

Tracker    

test

772 days ago
8.

KnuckleDragger    

Indoor football is to football what ping pong is to tennis.

772 days ago
9.

boz    

Kim K? I would need an 18" johnson to get near that vjayjay. Maybe that's why she prefers . . .

772 days ago
10.

boz    

Black athletes.

772 days ago
11.

boz    

'Cause of her big fat ass?

772 days ago
12.

Joao    

Not buying it... If it's true, then own it and stop hiding like a coward or liar. Who said it?

772 days ago
13.

fstblk    

Go away already t.o.!!!!

772 days ago

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