Terrell Owens through the years
And so it begins...
In happier times during the early years of his career, Terrell Owens and Jeff Garcia shared hugs after touchdowns. The good feelings didn't last as T.O. would eventually leave the team and question Garcia's sexuality on the way out.
Known for his creativity, perhaps Owens' most famous celebration was when he pulled a Sharpie out of his sock and signed a football before throwing it into the stands.
Often lost behind Owens' antics is the fact that he is a talented and hard-working receiver. He even came back from a broken leg to play in the Super Bowl with his second team, the Eagles, and nearly lead them to a win.
Fallout, No. 2
Owens saw another relationship with a quarterback go sour when he and Donovan McNabb could not get on the same page. When T.O. eventually left Philly, Owens was, again, none too kind with his words toward the QB.
On to Big D
Owens joined up with Bill Parcells and the Cowboys, who were unafraid of the drama the wide receiver was known to bring with him. And drama sure did come.
Did he overdose?
All heck broke loose in 2006 when it was thought Terrell Owens tried to commit suicide. He eventually answered questions about the ordeal, saying he became groggy after mixing painkillers with supplements. He said the confusion likely stemmed from an empty bottle of pain medication found by his publicist, who was with him at the time and called 911.
Love him, then hate him
Eagles fans loved having T.O. on the team when things were good. After he left, Owens clearly became enemy No. 1.
Owens likes to say that he is misunderstood. But some fans of the NFL have a hard time believing it when he seems to find trouble and create distractions no matter where he is.
'Getcha popcorn ready'
Always the entertainer, Owens liked to tell people when big things were to come. He followed his famous popcorn line with a celebration that included the snack.
After the Cowboys lost to the Giants in the playoffs in 2008, Owens broke down as he tried to defend Tony Romo. "He's my quarterback," Owens said, as the tears rolled.
Owens plays during the McDonald's All-Star Celebrity Game held at the Phoenix Convention Center on February 13, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. He won the MVP.
Owens and actress Rashida Jones present an award onstage during the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
The T.O. Show
Owens arrives at the VH 1's Premiere Party for "The T.O. Show" on July 16, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. Early reviews and ratings haven't been very favorable.
Owens signs with the Buffalo Bills' Terrell Owens later has a cereal in his name.
Buffalo Bills' Terrell Owens signs autographs for fans during NFL football training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. on July 25, 2009.