posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 02:55 PM
Terrell Owens and Jeff Garcia are still bickering and they're not even on the same team anymore.
New Philadelphia Eagle Owens, the former San Francisco 49er wide receiver who often was critical of Garcia's abilities as a quarterback, seems to have
tried a new tactic in the September issue of Playboy, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
When asked about Garcia's off-field life and Garcia's denials of media rumors that he is gay, Owens reportedly said: "Like my boy tells me: If it
looks like a rat and smells like a rat, by golly, it is a rat."
Owens offered some clarification after Eagles' practice on Tuesday, Owens repeated his statement, but said the Playboy interview was a "loose
interview" and that "everybody is going to make a big deal out of it, but it wasn't like I came out and said Jeff was gay."
Owens also said that he believed Garcia, who now plays for the Cleveland Browns, had a girlfriend while the two played for the 49ers, and that he'd
heard Garcia currently had a girlfriend, as well.
In the Playboy article, Owens was then asked a follow-up question about what he would do if an NFL player admitted he was gay.
"I probably wouldn't say anything right off the bat," Owens said in the interview. "I'd just see what everyone else has to say. I'd probably keep my
distance, and hopefully, he would keep his. If it was a guy who was helping us win ball games, hey, I'd have no problem with it. He can do what he
wants to do outside of my everyday life."
: NBC Sports