Terrell Owens Workout: No NFL Scouts Show Up (VIDEO)
In early October, Terrell Owens announced that he would be ready to return to the NFL in a month or less. True to his word, he does appear to be ready.
But is he wanted? It sure doesn't seem like it.
On Tuesday, Owens' agent Drew Rosenhaus orchestrated together a personal workout for the 37-year-old wide receiver at a high school outside of Los Angeles. The NFL Network was there to cover it. ESPN's Rachel Nichols and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice were there as well. But Owens -- who put his impressive physique on display as he worked out shirtless -- didn't have nearly as much luck luring scouts as he did with media members, as there was not a single representative from an NFL team was in attendance.
"It's not a problem. I feel confident," he said when asked what he thinks about how no scouts showed up. "God has put me in a situation to be here today to show people that with hard work, you can come back from anything. Again, I don't need all 32 teams out there regardless if there were none here. I just need one."
Steve Wyche of NFL.com reported that the Tennessee Titans are the frontrunners for Owens at this point. But, according to Wyche, the only reason Owens held the workout was because Tennessee wouldn't commit to a private session.
Is it possible that the entire NFL has finally had it with Owens. Bill Reiter of Fox Sports seems to think so, writing that he "is officially a joke."
It's also possible that teams feel they haven more than enough film on the likely Hall of Fame and opted to steer clear of yet another media circus with Rosenhaus as the ringmaster and Owens as the loosed lion.
Or maybe, despite Rosenhaus' claims, Owens just isn't ready. Jerry Rice said he looked "winded" and "not in football shape."
Although Owens has proclaimed himself ready to play, will he be ready to call it quits on a Hall of Fame career if no one comes calling?
Here are several other memorable moments when T.O. has commanded the spotlight.
The Driveway Workout
After getting in a heated argument with Eagles coach Andy Reid and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2604695#Eagles" target="_hplink">getting sent home</a>, Owens decided to do his workout on his driveway.
"That's My Quarterback"
After a disappointing playoff loss to the New York Giants, <a href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/541161/terrell_owens_cries_during_press_conference.html" target="_hplink">Owens started crying</a> after the game when some started blaming Tony Romo.
T.O. Calls Out ESPN Reporter Ed Werder
Terrell Owens Denies Suicide Attempt
T.O. was rushed to the hospital in September of 2006 and the police report included the words "suicide" and "depression." But Owens held a press conference denying that and said it was all a misunderstanding. At the 7:25 mark, his publicist says the infamous line: "Terrell has 25 millions reasons why he should be alive."
"Just Going With The Plays That Are Called"
Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco discuss Sarah Palin running for president.
Upset After Thanksgiving Loss To Jets
Owens got a little upset after <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/gameflash/2010/11/25/4095_boxscore.html" target="_hplink">Cincinnati's 26-10 loss to the Jets</a> on Thanksgiving. He was held to just three catches for 17 yards.
April Fools Joke
Owens recently fooled Stephen A. Smith into thinking he was retiring.
Terrell Owens held a personal workout for NFL scouts to attend.. but nobody showed up by the NFL Network and ESPN.