It was reported by multiple sources on Monday that Terrell Owens, former 49er, Eagle, Cowboy, Bill and Bengal, suffered a somewhat mysterious torn ACL this offseason that will likely keep him out six months. Unsurprisingly as he is 37-years-old, it has been reported since that Owens is contemplating retirement.
Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com wrote today that, according to a few unnamed NFL sources, Owens has been discussing the idea of hanging the cleats up in NFL circles--whether he will do so in public, of course, is another matter altogether.
“I expect Owens to publicly state his career will go on and there will be no retirement but I can tell you Owens has told several people in the NFL that he has indeed considered retirement,” Freeman writes. “Again, that doesn't mean he will, but he's told people in the sport he's considering it.”
While we find it hard to imagine that Owens will bounce back from such an injury at his age, to become anything even approaching the force he once was, it is hard to imagine as well that Owens will quietly step away from the game under these circumstances.
It’s just not his style.
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