So, here was some exciting front page ESPN.com news today: T.O. found a rental home in Buffalo. Renting: Smart choice for Owens, who has a tendency to move from city-to-city quite frequently. According to the article, the home is 4,500 square feet and was leased to him by area real estate agent Maureen Flavin, who even has her own webpage. T.O. seemed happy, thanking those, via Twitter, who helped him with his search.
Then, this afternoon, he tweeted this:
W/THE RELEASE OF MY POTENTIAL RENTAL @ 34 WOODTHRUSH TR, I WILL NOT B RENTING DUE 2 THE UNPROFESSIONALISM OF MAUREEN FLAVIN!!
That’s right: Owens publicly bashed the real estate agent in front of his 40,000 Twitter followers, and everyone else who reads his tweets daily, including ESPN, AP, etc, with no explanation whatsoever. Mature, as usual. And quite professional. Not to mention the irony of Owens calling anyone else “unprofessional.”
But this is the beauty of Twitter: It really is an uncensored look into the personality of athletes. (Except for Chris Cooley’s, which is written by Tanner.) And T.O. is actually a piece of shit with awful grammar, who yells in ALL CAPS and stomps around the room with his fingers in his ears when he’s upset. He must be a joy to work with. On any level.