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Days After Stephen A. Smith Claims $500,000 Worth Terrell Owens Sued Him, NFL Legend Tells His Side of the Story

Published 09/24/2023, 2:37 AM EDT

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In the competitive business of world sports, there seem to have been no friends. A feud between the NFL legend Terrell Owens and Stephen A. Smith proved that previously, as the latter made bold claims a few days back. After Smith accused the $500,000 star of suing him, Owens revealed his side of the story.

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Stephen A.’s latest remarks on the incident sparked the controversy once again. So, Terrell’s words added a different perspective to the entire happening around the incident.

How did Terrell Owens respond to the comments from Stephen A. Smith?


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In a recent episode of his show, Stephen A. Smith talked about the NFL icon’s actions. He made the claims of lawsuit, saying, “He had lawyers contact ESPN, who obviously contacted me, to try and sue me”. Following this, Owens shared his perspective on the entire situation in the latest podcast episode of ALL THE SMOKE.

The drama started back in 2019 when the former San Francisco 49ers star made an appearance on the First Take. “We were talking about the Kaepernick situation,” he stated before adding, “There was a text exchange between me and him”. Terrell mentioned that Smith read the message out on air without his consent.


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It affected the public image of the 5-time First Team superstar and his reaction to it started the controversy. Reflecting on that period, he highlighted, “I had an attorney reach out to me”. Under the influence of that attorney, Owens sued Stephen A. for “copyright infringement”.

Talking about it on the podcast, the former wide receiver stated that he wanted to direct that towards ESPN. He “looked at ESPN,” for tarnishing his image over the years during his playing days. So, Stephen A. Smith only got caught up in the entire scenario. The conversation made us reminisce about the past.


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What was the outcome the last time around?

Expectedly, Terrell’s attempts failed to resolve anything, as his endeavors only made things worse. In fact, during the occurrence of the incident, Smith’s co-host Max Kellerman’s name got involved. The trio shared disagreements in their interactions on the set, as the tension in between them escalated.

Stephen A. made a laughingstock out of Owens’ efforts on his show this week. “He wasn’t getting a damn dime which he was hoping to get,” the 55-year-old stated, making fun of the sports legend. After the latest set of words from Terrell, the situation looks far from reaching a conclusion.


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Written by:

Sourav Bose


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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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Bilal Handoo