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Why Owens not giving the media much

Posted by Chris Brown on September 29, 2009 – 3:31 pm

Terrell Owens took the time to explain on a Sporting News radio show why he gave short unopinionated answers after Buffalo’s loss last Sunday to New Orleans. And to be honest I can’t blame the guy at all.

He explained that he’s being much more guarded with his answers because he doesn’t want his comments being spun into a locker room controversy where the team is affected by it.

“As you saw (last Sunday), it was obviously … [the media] took some more than initiative to try to get me to kind of go down the wrong path,” Owens told the ‘Two Live Stews’ radio show. “I know the last two teams that I’ve been on, I felt like I left those teams prematurely due to media interviews that I’ve done and things kind of taken out of context and they created sort of a media whirlwind in the locker room and things kind of went downhill from there. I’m just trying to do the best job I can do as far as answering the questions and trying to be a better teammate and not try to throw people under the bus.”

Personally I think it’s probably the best approach for him to take if he wants to avoid controversy. He’s such a magnetic figure that whatever he says is analyzed intently and picked apart for every little nuance, from his tone of voice, to his body language, etc. It comes with having celebrity status.

It’s obvious the last thing Owens wants to be is a catalyst for problems in Buffalo’s locker room, knowing what the prevailing opinion is among fans about Owens as a teammate. So in his case saying less helps him and his teammates more.


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