Ex-NFL WR Terrell Owens has been released by the Allen (Texas) Wranglers of the Indoor Football League after violating his contract. Owens also lost his ownership stake in the club.
Wranglers owner Jon Frankel told ESPNDallas.com that Owens was released after he refused to play in a pair of important games and also didn't show up at a local children's hospital for a team charity appearance.
"Our fans are amongst the best in the league, and it is impossible to maintain a player when even our fans notice and comment on a player's lack of effort both on and off the field," Frankel told the website. "We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community."
Owens last played in the NFL in 2010 with the Bengals. He reached six Pro Bowls during his career and ranks second all-time in both receiving yards (15,934) and receiving touchdowns (153), trailing only Jerry Rice in both categories.