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Former Philadelphia Eagles WR Terrell Owens Could Go to Jail

Terrell Owens has received a great deal of criticism over his career in the National Football League.

He’s played a large role in ruining the many teams that he has played for throughout his time in the league, which includes the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys.

He never ruined the Buffalo Bills or the Cincinnati Bengals but it’s hard to ruin a team that isn’t good to begin with.

One thing can be said about him though and that is that he has never received the off-the-field publicity that players such as Randy Moss, Albert Haynesworth, and Michael Vick have.

That’s all changing though.

According to a report by WSBTV.com, free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens owes about $20,000 in child support payments. He did not show up to his child support hearing in Fulton County on Thursday. His hearing was rescheduled for next Thursday, July 19th, and if he misses that hearing, he could go to jail for the first time.

Now, in my opinion, there’s about a 99 percent chance that Owens doesn’t end up in jail, perhaps higher. That’s how it always happens with these high-profile athletes.

If Donte Stallworth can kill a man while driving drunk and serve just 24 days in prison, and if Roger Clemens can get out of going to jail after lying under oath about using steroids, then there’s no way that Owens will go to jail for failing to pay child support payments. I would love it if he did though.

This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for Eagles Central and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.