T.O. showing model behavior

Published On March 8, 2013 | By Arielle Aronson

Terrell Owens was a model of the perceived “spoiled football player” on the field; he once spit on an opposing player, gallivanted in the end zone by performing flamboyant touchdown dances and was well known for numerous disagreements with authority figures. But in his post-NFL career, Owens will be looking to be a more literal type of model.

According to Owens’ formal personal assistant, Adrienne Williams, the six-time Pro Bowler signed a contract with Next Management model agency recently. Williams announced the news by congratulating Owens via Twitter, and he then retweeted her well wishes.

The agency lists Owens on its website under its Los Angeles models. Owens’ publicist, Diana Bianchini, confirmed Owens’ new work commitment to Larry Brown Sports and said the football player has experience modeling in the past.

“Terrell has had a modeling contract in the past,” Bianchini said in an email to Larry Brown Sports. “Most can see why this would be a natural fit for him. NEXT approached him. He signed about a month ago and we are all very excited by this deal.”

We haven’t heard of Owens modeling previously, but he has wandered into the spotlight many times off the field. In the summer of 2009, he starred in a reality show about his life, The T.O. Show. The show aired for three seasons on VH1. Owens has also appeared on Dr. Phil where the mothers of three of his children accused him of being a deadbeat dad.

The 39-year-old Owens last played football during the 2010 season for the Cincinnati Bengals. He tried to return to the NFL in 2012 when he signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks, but they released him at the end of August.

So what do you think of T.O.’s modeling contract? Is he model material? Let us know in the comments below.


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Arielle Aronson is a sports writer and recent graduate from Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Print Journalism Magna Cum Laude. Arielle has a passion for sports cultivated from growing up with two older brothers. She also enjoys playing the piano, reading and traveling.