Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has probably been called “n*gger” at least once in his life.
For starters, he grew up in Alabama. He’s also built like a field slave and is probably one of the darkest athletes in sport’s history (no offense T.O.)
But seriously, he’s dark.
Anyway, Owens recently hurled a cup of coffee at a guy who called him a “f***ing knuckle-running, spear-chucking, monkey-ass looking motherf*****.”
TMZ Sports obtained video of a portion of the altercation between Owens and the alleged victim, a white male named Arman.
T.O. was in a Brentwood, CA Starbucks Tuesday when the 28-year-old heckler started screaming his name. An annoyed Terrell warned the douche bag to quiet down. The guy claims Owens intentionally tripped him as he walked past. Naturally, this made the situation worse.
Fast forward to T.O. getting into a Mercedes to leave, and then the loud talker began to shout racially-charged obscenities. One witness heard, “F*** you, Terrell Owens.” Another witness claims the guy said, “Bitch ass n*****.” According to cops, Terrell allegedly got out of the car and threw a paper coffee cup at the guy.
The 28-year-old called the cops and the paramedics, claiming he was injured. When cops arrived, they noticed there was no evidence of coffee on the man’s clothes … and no evidence of “injury.”
TMZ sports spoke with Arman, who first denied using the n-word. But when video of the confrontation was brought to his attention, he said he never put an “r” at the end … “I use that word and it’s very much accepted in the black community.”
He added, “I just wanted to make him mad and sad. I’m Middle Eastern and Muslim and not KKK.”
Arman, who denied throwing a cup at T.O., said, “There’s freedom of speech but there’s not freedom of attack. He kicked me in the Starbucks.”
Police are investigating. Seriously?