By Clarence Hill Jr.
Former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens announced on his Twitter account, @TerrellOwens, that he has agreed to join the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League.
Owens, 38, made the announcement via personal video that he has accepted the team’s offer of part ownership as well as play receiver.
Here were Owens’ words on the 22 second video Wednesday night: “It’s official. It just went down. I’m headed back to Texas. IFL here I come. Allen, Texas, here I come.”
Wranglers general manager Drew Pearson confirmed the aggreement via Twitter, saying Owens is coming as a player and owner.
The Wranglers announced last month that they offered Owens a compensation package worth up to $500,000 for the 2012 season, which starts in February.
Most IFL players earn $225 per game plus a bonus for winning.
The six-time Pro Bowler hasn’t played football since 2010 when he injured his knee while playing with the Cincinnati Bengals. No one offered him a contract in 2011.
Pearson successfully pitched it as an opportunity for Owens to prove to NFL teams that he is healthy again and can still play while also setting him up for life after football with a business venture.
Here is the link to Owens’ video announcement.