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T.O. to Wranglers

I Want an Apology

... and a LOT of Money!!!

6/3/2012 11:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Terrell Owens
has given the Allen Wranglers an ultimatum -- issue a public apology and cut him a check for the more than $160k he claims they owe him ... or he'll take them to court ... a source close to the football star tells TMZ.

As TMZ first reported, Owens has been considering filing a lawsuit against his former Indoor Football League employers ever since they 86'd him last week. Owens claims they breached his contract when they cut him loose for allegedly skipping a children's hospital visit.

According to our sources, T.O. and his legal team fired off a letter on Friday to Wranglers owner Jon Frankel. We're told T.O. wants a public retraction regarding the team's allegations that T.O. missed the event on purpose -- because T.O. claims the team privately acknowledged a team publicist mixed up the dates.

As for the money ... our sources say T.O. claims he is owed $160,000 (or 4 game checks) the team still has not paid him. T.O. also claims the team owes him 50% of merchandise, tickets and concessions from his time with the team.

We're told if the apology and the money don't come by Tuesday, T.O.'s next step will be to sue.

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