T.O. Surprises With Silence as Pats Loom

Receiver leaves note saying he won't talk to media this week
By John Barley,  Newser User
Posted Oct 11, 2007 1:49 AM CDT
T.O. Surprises With Silence as Pats Loom
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens reacts during training camp in San Antonio, Friday, July 27, 2007. Owens had an MRI on his stiff lower back Monday, Aug. 6. Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said the test was precautionary after Owens didn't feel any better following treatment Sunday, when...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens is the center of attention again, this time for keeping his mouth shut. Reporters flocking to the oft-troubled wideout’s locker for their regular 30 minute Wednesday chat were instead greeted by nothing more than a laminated note, the Dallas News reports. “I will be taking all questions immediately following Sunday’s game,” read the Owens missive.

In the note, Owens cited the importance of this weekend’s matchup and blamed the “high volume of questions for the Original 81 about the other 81” for his media blackout—a reference to Patriots receiver Randy Moss, who sports the same jersey number. Owens certainly seems to be anticipating a show, appending a P.S. to his message: "Getcha Popcorn Ready.” (Read more Randy Moss stories.)

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