Terrell Owens Exposes San Francisco 49ers For Systemic Racism
Terrell Owens recently exposed the San Francisco 49ers organization for the systemic racism he experienced as a player.
Speaking to the media, Owens admitted that he was not treated well by the organization that ultimately went on to be the last one Colin Kaepernick ever played for.
“To me, that was systemic racism,” he said.
“I experienced it when I was in San Francisco under coach Mariucci. I experienced it. Trust me, I experienced it.”
The Hall of Famer also shined a light on why he was denied the opportunity to keep playing in the NFL even though he still had the skills to do so.
“I could’ve still continued to play but because I was outspoken, because of who I was, I wasn’t allowed the opportunity,” Owens said. “Because I was outspoken. Because of who I was and because of some of the coaches that said things behind closed doors and got in the ears of these owners, that’s why I wasn’t able to really continue on with my career.
The now 46-year-old played in the NFL for 16 years. In that time he racked up six Pro Bowl selections and five All-Pro nods.