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Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens is reportedly looking for his lost memorabilia after a storage unit he rented in Georgia was auctioned off.
According to TMZ Sports, Owens failed to realize the payments on the Atlanta storage unit had lapsed and — as anyone who watches “Storage Wars” knows — the unit and all its contents were then sold at auction. When TMZ contacted Owens about the story, he was surprised to hear he’d lost a number of items he kept there, including autographed helmets and shoes, old playbooks and a bust of Owens himself.
Luckily for Owens, this story may have a happy ending. TMZ got in touch with the buyer, who works at Jan’s Used Furniture in Griffin, Ga. They said they’re “more than willing” to return the items to T.O.
Since retiring from the NFL in 2012, Owens has mostly focused on entertainment ventures. For a while, he hosted a podcast called “Time Out with T.O.” Recently, he appeared in a promotional trailer for “The Predator” movie.
He’s also, more seriously, admitted to major financial troubles. In 2012, T.O. told GQ that the estimated $80 million he earned as a player was “almost all” gone. He admitted in 2017 that he may have placed too much trust in his financial advisors, along with living beyond his means.
“I took it for face value and I got burned,” Owens told NerdWallet. “I can’t blame them totally because I had some responsibility in that myself, because I should’ve been able to really manage my finances just as well as they were doing.”
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