Panthers LB Jon Beason said he’s sorry about his comments concerning Terrell Owens, in which he objected to the receiver’s possible presence in Carolina.
Beason told NFL.com users Thursday that there is “no way” the Panthers would sign T.O.
“There’s no way T.O. could be a Panther,” Beason said. “Based on the fact that our ownership and coaches believe that the locker room is important and based on T.O.’s history, for whatever reason, he’s been a distraction in the locker room.”
That was a pretty strong rebuke. However, Beason took to Twitter on Friday to apologize.
“I have to apologize for my comments regarding TO,” Beason wrote. “I personally would want him on our team in Carolina. He’s been a great WR for a very long time and will without a doubt be a hall of famer.
“I was asked if I “thought” the panthers would bring in TO … If asked would I win the lottery I’d reply with the same answer … NO. In my mind both probabilities are unlikely. I never said I wouldn’t take TO in carolina. He’d be a great addition opposite steve smith.”
The original question in the chat was, “could t.o. ever be a carolina panther?”
Maybe the Panthers are one of the teams negotiating for T.O.
The receiver’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN (via the Baltimore Sun) that he is currently negotiating with five teams, with one aggressively entering the bidding.
One of those teams will not be the Ravens, according to Rosenhaus. The agent did admit the Ravens were in the mix before they acquired Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Cardinals and re-signed Derrick Mason this offseason.
Former Patriots great Tedy Bruschi also believes New England isn’t one of the teams in the mix for T.O. Bruschi even said he would take off his shirt and do sit-ups in his driveway if Owens ever played for the Patriots, as he said it wouldn’t happen.