Terrell Owens Says He’s Terrified As A Black Man In America, Scared Of Police
Terrell Owens says the Hall of Fame, TDs and the millions of dollars he’s earned mean nothing … because he’s a black man in America – and he’s scared for his life.
TMZ Sports spoke to the 46 year old NFL legend … and as you might expect TO was visibly shaken by the latest police shootout on Jacob blake in Kenosha, WI.
“As brothers of black men, we are now being killed at an alarming rate,” Owens tells us bluntly.
“That’s why we black people are scared. Honestly, I really didn’t think about it until I drove today, how honestly it’s scary being a black man in America, especially if you come in any type of meeting with law enforcement. “
Sure, TO is one of America’s tallest – and most recognizable – athletes … but he says these days that doesn’t provide him any comfort or protection.
“There were times when obviously I knew my status or what you have can get me out of a situation,” Terrell said.
“But, I’m sure if I get pulled over I’m sure my heart will probably beat 90 miles an hour. Especially considering everything that has happened since the murder of George Floyd.
Owens ended the conversation by explaining that right now the cops need to be better in the future.
“Our law enforcement agencies are failing us in front of our very eyes, my brother. It’s a scary time to be a black person in America. There’s no doubt about it.”
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