Beason disses T.O. until he puts it on Panthers' management
Here is the beauty of a thing such as the live chat Carolina Panthers linebacker Job Beason did on NFL.com this afternoon: There’s no being misquoted.
There’s also no being taken out of context. There’s none of that. So it is what it is when Beason disses Terrell Owens for being a problem in the locker room, the exact image Owens has been trying to dispel the last few weeks as he seeks employment. What you have here is one Drew Rosenhaus client firing on another Drew Rosenhaus client.
“There’s no way T.O. could be a Panther,” Beason wrote in the online chat. “Based on the fact that our ownership and coaches believe that the locker room is important and based on T.O.’s history, for whatever reason, he’s been a distraction in the locker room.”
So, digest that first before you move on to the apology Beason later dispersed via his Twitter account, one that was re-tweeted by Rosenhaus.
"I have to apologize for my comments regarding TO,” Beason tweeted. “I personally would want him on our team in Carolina. He's been a great WR for a very long time and will without a doubt be a hall of famer.
“He's been a great WR for a very long time and will without a doubt be a hall of famer. In my mind both probabilities are unlikely. I never said I wouldn't take TO in carolina. He'd be a great addition opposite steve smith.”
So, instead of throwing T.O. under the bus, now Beason is throwing Panthers management and the coaching staff under the bus. After all, they are the ones that put a premium on the locker room.
What’s interesting is the Panthers would easily be identified as one of the top teams in the league with a need at wide receiver. Owens has said he wants to play for a contender. Coincidentally, Rosenhaus has made it clear that interest in Owens is heating up at just about the right time.
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