Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens said he "could have died" if the officer who came to the scene wasn't as understanding as he was. This week, a woman called 911, alleging that Owens was speeding through the neighborhood and that he came out of the car to confront her.
Owens went live on Instagram as he wanted everyone to see what was happening. When the officer arrived and while Owens was live on Instagram, he could have been heard insisting he wasn't speeding and that he never threatened his female neighbor.
During the video, the woman could have been heard saying, "You are a black man approaching a white woman." The officer who responded to the scene acted in a very calm manner, trying to understand what was the problem and resolve it in a fair way.
"I could've died. Honestly, I could have died and the storyline would be totally different," Owens told TMZ Sports. “If the wrong type of cops came out, if they got the wrong information. Her, you saw the video, she started crying, you never know how that situation could have turned."
Owens hopes the neighbor faces repercussions
“I’m hoping the people here in Florida, they’re monitoring what has transpired,” Owens said. “I’m hoping that maybe [Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody] can get on this and see what can be done because like I said this could’ve turned really, really bad and like I said, this could’ve been a situation where you guys may not have been talking to me live here today, but been talking about me in another way”.
Owens' Instagram live video drew lots of attention nationwide. One specific detail from the clip drew lots of attention - the woman saying, "You are a black man approaching a white woman." Seemingly, Owens was innocent and wasn't guilty of he what he was alleged. The scene irked the Black community as they feel they are often prejudiced just because of their race.