Terrell Owens Says Man He Punched at CVS Threatened Him, Fan

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Former NFL wide   receiver Terrell Owens earlier  an NFL shot   crippled  betwixt  the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders successful  Santa Clara, Calif., connected  Nov. 1, 2018. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens earlier an NFL shot crippled betwixt the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders successful Santa Clara, Calif., connected Nov. 1, 2018. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

INGLEWOOD, Calif.—Retired NFL prima Terrell Owens said a combat caught connected camera successful which helium punched a antheral successful a CVS parking batch was the effect of an “aggressor” threatening him and a instrumentality helium was talking to astatine the California store.

Owens, 48, told The Associated Press successful a connection that helium acted successful self-defense connected Nov. 27 erstwhile the antheral “made violative gestures and threatening statements” to him and a instrumentality who approached Owens.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver said the antheral approached him and the instrumentality successful the store, and successful an effort to de-escalate the situation, helium walked outside, wherever the antheral followed.

“The aggressor continued threatening the instrumentality conscionable arsenic helium did successful the store,” Owens told the AP. “Once again, attempting to diffuse the ongoing situation, I placed myself betwixt the instrumentality and the aggressor. I made verbal demands asking the aggressor to halt his threatening behavior.”

Owens said the antheral “swung astatine maine first” earlier helium “felt obligated to forestall the aggressor from becoming much violent.”

TMZ archetypal reported the combat astatine the CVS successful Inglewood and published a witness’ video.

It was unclear Wednesday whether constabulary were called to the country implicit the weekend. Inglewood constabulary did not instantly respond to telephone calls and an email seeking comment.

“Like anyone else, I was making a halt astatine CVS and was blindsided by each of this,” Owens said. “Unfortunately, I had to enactment utilizing self-defense to extremity a menace towards myself and the fan. I volition effort to marque affirmative from this antagonistic experience.”

The Associated Press

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