Now you have got to be kidding me. Terrell Owens is playing the “I overslept” card on the public when it comes to why he recently missed a meeting and was fined $9500. Owens spoke for the first time Monday about the incident, as per usual, refused to take any blame about it. “I think everybody has overslept, you know, once or twice in their life,” Owens said. “It was not something I purposely tried to do. It’s something that I will try to make more of an effort, a better effort, to get here on time. Other than that, it’s really not a big issue.” Not a big issue, unless you are Terrell Owens and is known for being the biggest knucklehead in all of the NFL.
Of course leave it to team owner Jerry Jones, the man who insisted that the team go out and get Owens, to come in the pick up the pieces. “From my standpoint, it’s all good,” Jones said. “Apart from him not being on the field and getting repetitions, has it in any way affected relationships on this team, teammates on this team, relationships between me and Bill, me and the coaching staff, Terrell and Bill, Terrell and the coaching staff? Zero impact there.”
Thanks Jerry, thanks for coming in and making the save once again for the player that you are going to have to be the mouthpiece for each and every time that he messes up. You can tell the damage control that was being done in Big D, as today on the Dan Patrick show former troublemaker himself Michael Irvin was speaking on behalf of Owens, saying that the media was blowing the whole situation out of proportion. This coming from a player that had to make more than one public apology for his actions when he was a player.
Back to Owens. He was again not on the practice field on Monday, missing his 20th practice with a tender hamstring. He won’t play Thursday against the Vikings, and the opener vs the Jags looks in doubt. Let’s see now if the poor injured Owens and his coach, and the team owner can all have a cup of tea and get along. I for some odd reason think this is unlikely to happen.