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T.O. Officially Introduced by Wranglers



    In the everlasting sports debate of what would be the most cushy gig in all of sports, there's usually a few positions tossed around in the argument: Bullpen catcher, third-string quarterback, caddie for a top golfer, etc. You get the picture.

    But there's a new job to add to the list of biggest monetary payoff for least work done in all of sports. Try 50-percent owner/50-percent player for a franchise in the Indoor Football League.

    Meet Terrell Owens, also known as T.O., also known as one of the top wide receivers in NFL history who also has a propensity to always be at the source of drama.

    On Wednesday, Owens was introduced in a press conference as the new part-owner/wide receiver for the Allen Wranglers in front of 700 people at a press conference that included a playing of the National Anthem. That's a spectacle for you.

    Owens struck a deal to get half-ownership of the team, which team officials say will mean about $500,000 come season's end. And Owens is only obligated to play in home games. Can't really say you blame him for not wanting to go to such kickin' markets like Loveland, Colo., Rio Rancho, N.M., Wichita, Kan., or Reading, Pa.

    The season begins two weeks from Saturday as Allen will look to eclipse their 2011 season in which the Wranglers made it to the Intense Conference championship where they lost to the Tri-Cities Fever.

    And while Owens will do his best to see that happen, and make more money for his pocketbook, he's also looking to pave the way to a return to the NFL after not being signed by anyone for the 2011 season.

    "It's a way for me to keep myself in shape," Owens said at the press conference. "I haven't retired from the NFL. I want to play a couple of more years. This right here will allow me to do that and to assess where I am."