Allen, TX: The Allen Wranglers announced today the release of Terrell Owens, the most highly anticipated player in IFL history. This decision comes as the team enters the late portion of the season with aspirations of earning a spot in the playoffs and making a solid run for the United Bowl. Owens joined the team in February and recently made it clear that he had no intentions of playing in the team’s upcoming crucial away games in Nebraska and Everett.
Due to his high profile status and his accomplishments in the NFL, the Wranglers signed Owens with high expectations of positive things for the team, the league and the community.
Unfortunately, the team’s ownership does not believe that these expectations have been met . “It is difficult to look other players on this team in the eyes and tell them that being a team player is important…that giving it your all on the field every night is our expectation, when another member of this team is not operating by these standards”, stated team President and Co-Owner Tommy Benizio. ”The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back for Mr. Owens was his no – show to a scheduled appearance at a local children’s hospital with other Wrangler players and coaches. It is not the desire of the Allen Wranglers’ organization to disappoint fans by having our most notable player miss a scheduled appearance.”
Team owner Jon Frankel said “Our fans are amongst the best in the league and it is impossible to maintain a player when even our fans notice and comment on a player’s lack of effort both on and off the field. We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community.”
Additionally, Owens will no longer participate as a team owner.