SPORTS NEWS AT YOUWAGER: BOWLING FOR DOLLARS

“It’s all about repetition. You’re only going to get out of it what you put in. I’m starting to get in a rhythm and starting to bowl a little more, so it’ll come in time. I just tried to focus on some of the things I’ve been taught and dialed in on that.”

-Terrell Owens on bowling

T. O. makes his debut as a professional bowler

Terrell Owens has found another way to stay in the spotlight. Last time YouWager herd anything about the outspoken former NFL player, he was getting booted from stadium football. Now, the man who played in 6 Pro Bowls is bowling as a pro.

At the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, the flamboyant former receiver made his official entry into the big time. Owens did not steamroll the competition this week, or make predictions about beating anyone, and he did not embarrass himself with his effort on the lanes, either. Maybe football’s ‘bad boy’ is finally growing up. Owens represented Bowlers Journal International of Chicago. He bowled 185, 129 and 161.

Owens admitted that in this sport, he’s still a rookie. He told YouWager’s source, “The first game went pretty well. I’m still new to this, so when I saw some of the guys switching balls, I felt I should switch, too. I probably should have stayed with the same ball. I ended up going back to the first ball I used and made some other minor adjustments with my feet and eyes.”

Not long ago, Owens was telling any media source that would listen, that he was out of money. Broke. Soon, word came that he might star in a new reality show. Terrell Owens is father to two sons and two daughters by different mothers. He was sued by Melanie Paige Smith, the mother of a daughter, for failing to pay child support. Owens claimed the reason he missed child support payments was because his NFL income decreased. Last year three of the four mothers told Dr. Phil that Owens did not often pay the full amount he owed, or sometimes, he simply didn’t pay at all. At one time, Owens said he was paying $45,000 a month.

Owens may now have more money that he would like anyone to know. The former player is now an owner. Owens is the owner of the Dallas Strikers, a team in the PBA League. Owens was always pretty serious about bowling, YouWager’s source says. He often demonstrated his skill at charity tournaments.

Does this mean that YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans could see T.O. on TV again? Maybe.

Sports network ESPN has announced it will air 13 taped bowling tournaments and 4 live events, with more dates to be added to the schedule. CBS will broadcast all 5 of the PBA summer events.

Owens showed some of his famous confidence when he told YouWager’s source that learning how to bowl competitively was much like training for football.

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