Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, who was released earlier this week by the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, is considering legal action against the Wranglers, TMZ.com reported Thursday.
The Wranglers released Owens on Tuesday, stating on its website that he was dismissed because he missed a scheduled team appearance at a hospital and because Owens said he would sit out two upcoming road games. The team gave Owens a $50 buyout for the 50 percent ownership stake Owens had in the team.
Owens has retained lawyers and is considering suing the Wranglers for breach of contract, according to the report.
Owens claims his contract stated that he didn't have to play in road games unless certain financial conditions were met. He said his missed appearance at a children's hospital was the fault of the Wranglers' publicist.
"Mr. Owens' legal team is addressing the details of the Wranglers release statement," an Owens representative told TMZ. "(Owens) played all games according to his contractual agreement and was proud to be part of the IFL and the Allen Wranglers."
When Owens was released, the Wranglers notified him that he had 48 hours to vacate the house the team had arranged for him to live in, according to TMZ.com, based on sources. The team also requested that he return the 2012 Jeep Cherokee the Wranglers had provided for him.