Terrell Owens blames ESPN, media for his unemployment

When Terrell Owens heads down to his local unemployment office and says he’s applied for work at various NFL outposts, he’ll then blame ESPN for being out of work.

That’s what it sounds like anyway. Owens, speaking on 104.5-FM in Nashville, Tenn., blames the four-letter network and other media for him not being signed with training camps kicking off in three weeks, according to USA Today.

“People have listened to a lot of the commentaries throughout a lot of the media outlets, mainly ESPN, that has my character in question as far as things that have happened in the past,” Owens said.

"I may do 99 good things right and if I do one thing wrong, ESPN and the people on there ... make it out to be the worst thing ever.

"I think with the years that I've had, the last three to four years, I feel like I've tried to turn over a new leaf. But still they won't let go of what I did in the past."

Owens spent last season in Buffalo where he had had 55 receptions for 829 yards and five touchdowns. He’s 36 and one of the things that Matt Bowen of the National Football Post has hit on for some time is that Owens isn’t the same player he was six years ago. He doesn’t get the separation he used to enjoy coming off the line of scrimmage. Simply put, he’s not a dominant performer.

Owens says that his behavior in Buffalo last year should be evidence he’s a new man. He may have to adjust his salary targets to find some work though.

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