Wed Jan 04 04:42pm EST
It's probably very difficult for an NFL player to hear someone tell him that his career is probably over. It's probably even harder for that news to come from a man carrying a gavel and wearing a robe.
That's what happened to Terrell Owens on Wednesday, though, as Judge Marc Marmaro got all judgmental on him. Owens was in court in an attempt to reduce his child support payments because he's broke. Here's what went down, according to TMZ.
T.O.'s lawyer made it clear -- his client is a man without a team and therefore a man without a paycheck. The judge went one step further, telling T.O. his prospects for a comeback are bleak.
Judge Marmaro said, "His NFL career seems to be over. I mean no disrespect." T.O. nodded his head in acknowledgment.
What a sad head nod that must've been. The news had to come from a judge.
The judge wasn't totally heartless, though. He did offer a little bit of support to Owens, telling him that Kurt Warner made a run to the Super Bowl after a stop in the Arena League.
Of course, he left out the part about Kurt Warner not being 38 years old at the time, coming off a catastrophic knee injury, or being saddled with the label of a malcontent team-killer. The stories may not be totally similar.
The judge has not yet ruled on whether or not he'll lower Owens' child support payments. Lowering the boom on his NFL hopes was enough for one day.
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