There's no real timeout when you're T.O.
Urban legend says Terrell Owens is still in his driveway doing crunches in front of members of the media. The truth is, though, Owens is probably home, sipping some wine and enjoying life as an all-time NFL great.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver left behind a storied, entertaining and controversial career in 2012, last taking a regular-season snap with the Bengals in 2010. After a short wait to get into Canton, Owens is attempting to make the most of his post-career life, with several business ventures up and in the works.
Where is Terrell Owens now?
After one-year stints with the Bills and Bengals to end his career, Owens floated in free agency, retired in 2013 and eventually was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. He would reject the Hall of Fame invite, choosing to host his own celebration instead. He remains the only player ever to reject an invite to Canton.
Recently, Owens hosted a weekly football podcast alongside fellow former NFL player Matthew Hatchette titled "Getcha Popcorn Ready." Owens also had his hand in the athleisure-wear pot, planning to launch "Protoype 81."
And if you're into the wine thing, you can check out 81 Vino, Owens' brand of wine in junction with former Dodgers manager, the late-great Tommy Lasorda.
Owens also has been trying to cull boxing fights in recent years: He challenged Brandon Marshall to a fight, while also trying to get former QB Donovan McNabb in the squared circle.
If that happens, you probably should get your popcorn ready.
Terrell Owens on the Eagles
After an eight-year stint with the 49ers to start his career (and a trade/free agency controversy involving the Ravens), Owens was traded to the Eagles prior to the 2004 season for a conditional fifth-round pick and defense end Brandon Whiting.
In 14 regular season games with the Eagles in 2004, Owens had 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns on 77 receptions as Donovan McNabb's new No. 1 receiver.
In December, it would appear as though Owens' debut season with the Eagles would be cut short after he suffered a sprained ankle and a broken fibula following a horse-collar tackle vs. the Cowboys. Owens, though, would make something of a miraculous recovery and return for the Super Bowl: Grabbing nine catches for 122 yards vs. the Patriots, the Eagles would fall to New England in Super Bowl 39.
Following the Super Bowl L, Owens' Philly tenure was a little short on the brotherly love: Despite his dazzling success in 2004, the wideout had issues with McNabb, famously calling out the veteran Eagles passer for getting "tired" in the Super Bowl. He also made the switch to superagent Drew Rosenhaus in 2005, demanding a new contract from Philadelphia.
In 2005, tension between Owens and the Eagles reached a boiling point: a fist fight with Hugh Douglas, Owens' choice of wardrobe (more on that later) and a growing rift with quarterback McNabb led then-coach Andy Reid to suspend Owens for conduct detrimental to the team. He would play in just seven games in the drama-filled 2005 season after being deactivated.
Owens' Philadelphia tenure, while dramatic, was productive: In total, Owens notched 1,963 yards, 124 receptions and 20 touchdowns in just 21 games played as an Eagle.
Oh, and one really funny "Monday Night Football" pre-game skit:
Terrell Owens on the Cowboys
After Owens' release from the Eagles in 2006, the Cowboys ponied up the cash to bring the controversial wideout to Dallas.
Making good on a prophecy foretold by wearing a Michael Irvin jersey on a Philadelphia team plane after a loss to the Cowboys, the Cowboys would sign Owens to a three-year, $25 million contract.
Owens' Dallas tenure would be equally as eventful as his Philly one, highlighted by an accidental painkiller overdose that left Owens in the hospital in 2006. The wideout had been prescribed pain medication for a broken finger which, taken in junction with a dietary supplement, had caused an adverse effect, according to Owens. Dallas Police said that Owens had attempted suicide in the police report.
Famously, Owens broke down crying following a playoff defeat in 2008 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Giants, when he tried to deflect blame from quarterback Tony Romo for the loss.
Owens signed a new contract with the Cowboys during the 2008 season, but was released in 2009. He finished his Cowboys career with 3,587 yards in 47 games, 38 touchdowns and 235 receptions in that span.