Terrell Owens speaks out after on-camera confrontation with neighbor


PHILADELPHIA — NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens talks about an argument he captured on camera with a woman in his Florida neighborhood.

Owens posted video to his Instagram account of the heated exchange on Thursday night.

In the video, the woman says she told Owens to slow down as she drives around the neighborhood. Owens says he wasn’t speeding and drove to his mailbox.

Owens kept his camera rolling as they went back and forth with an officer at the scene.

In the video, Owens explained that the woman had called the police and that he would wait for them to come.

In addition to speeding, Owens, a longtime NFL receiver with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, was accused by the neighbor of nearly hitting her with his car and harassment.

In the video, the woman can be heard saying to the officer, “He drove through the stop sign.”

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“There is no stop sign, what are you talking about?” says Owens.

The woman continues: “I asked him to slow down. He got out of his car and started harassing me. He put his car in park.”

Owens replies, “Okay, because you’re going to yell at me and tell me I almost hit you, and I didn’t.”

The woman says, “But you didn’t have to get out of your damn car.”

Owens says, “You didn’t have to talk to me like that.”

Then the woman made this statement: “You are a black man approaching a white woman.”

The Hall of Famer nicknamed TO spoke exclusively to “Good Morning America” ​​about the incident.

“This could have ended very badly. I don’t know where it could have gone if the police had come in and they actually believed her on something she said I (did) or what have you. We’ve had it a number of other times too Owens said.

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Owens shared his views on the racially charged statement.

“If the tables had turned, I’d probably be in jail right now or something of that magnitude, honestly. And only the statement she made came out clearly from her mouth, the comments, exactly it was ‘a black man a white woman,” says Owens.

In the video, Owens speaks to his camera and says, “I’ve seen it. I’ve seen it. But this is firsthand… I’ve seen it on TV. I’ve seen it on video, but I haven’t seen it yet. never participated in anything like that.”

Owens now urges the woman to face the consequences.

He retweeted a petition calling for jail time for making a false police report.

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Owens believes that accountability is important here in the wake of other recent high-profile incidents in which police, under dubious pretenses, are calling on black Americans for mundane things like walking, napping, sitting at a Starbucks, and even birdwatching.

In that infamous case of the birdwatcher in Central Park, the woman was charged with making false declarations.

Owens says he is grateful for the way the police handled his situation.

“I just want to commend the Broward Police, those police officers who came, because this could have gone all the way to the left if they hadn’t come in and handled the situation the right way,” Owens said.

TSWT News contacted the woman involved for comment; she didn’t answer their calls.

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