Judge suggests T.O.'s career is over
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marc Marmaro was obviously one of the few who actually watched Terrell Owens' televised October workout.
And like many NFL general managers, Marmaro's critique was to the point Wednesday when he heard the wide receiver's request to reduce the amount of child support he has to pay in two of his four ongoing paternity cases, TMZ reported.
"His NFL career seems to be over. I mean no disrespect," the judge said to Owens' lawyer in court, later adding that maybe there was a chance the six-time Pro Bowl receiver could make it back to the big time via the Arena Football League.
The cash-strapped 38-year-old has been selling off assets at a loss recently in a bid to cover his sizeable debts. He has requested that his child-support payments be reduced because of his lack of income.
Marmaro said Wednesday he needed some time to consider the request before making a decision.
After being confronted by a TMZ cameraman outside the court, Owens reacted angrily on Twitter, posting "@TMZ Where do u draw the line? My grandmother passed yesterdy,2day I go 2 court & as I'm leaving u stick a camera n my face! It's hard enuff."
Owens held a televised workout in California in October, hoping to convince an NFL team to sign him after suffering an offseason knee injury.
But the exercise failed and it later emerged he missed a court date regarding his child-support payments because of the well-publicized session, only adding to his off-field problems.
Owens has played for five teams in 15 seasons. He amassed 983 yards and nine touchdowns for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, moving into second on the all-time receiving-yards list behind Jerry Rice at 15,934.