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Owens is indeed considering IFL offer

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: NFL player Terrell Owens attends NBA All-Star Saturday night presented by State Farm at Staples Center on February 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

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When a report surfaced Thursday that former NFL receiver Terrell Owens had been offered a job by the Allen Wranglers of the IFL, many believed it to be a publicity stunt.

It’s not.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Owens is considering an offer that, according to the Wranglers’ website, would pay him in the range of $250,000 to $500,000 for one season of football lite.

Owens is considering the offer despite the fact that the Wranglers’ G.M., former Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson, has spoken about Owens in negative terms, as one reader with a better memory than yours truly has pointed out.

For example, Pearson compared an outburst from then-rookie receiver Dez Bryant to the kind of behavior that Owens would exhibit. “I think it was more the T.O.-type emotion,” Pearson said of Bryant’s conduct in November 2010, via “I think that emotion was more individually oriented or individually based.”

Apparently, the Wranglers aren’t worried about the downside of any T.O.-type emotion; if they can land a fish like Owens and sell tickets and generate buzz because of it, the only emotion that will matter will be the feeling that comes with swimming in cash.