T.O. the Sitcom Star?

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011  |  Updated 10:18 PM EDT
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Terrell Owens could be headed to a small screen near you.

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It looks like NFL-er Terrell Owens is trying to become the next Bill Cosby or Tim Allen.

The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is shopping a TV sitcom in which he would play a character based off himself, according to The Daily.

“It’s loosely based on my life and my career. I have four kids by three different moms,” T.O. told The Daily. “It will showcase my skills as an actor, which is something I want to do after football.”

So what will the show be about?

In 8 & 1 -- a play on T.O.’s number 81 -- Owens would play an NFL star named Terrell O’Neal nearing the end of his career who lives with his mother, his best friend, two baby mamas, and four kids.

Owens can relate to coming to the end of his career. He is recovering from knee surgery and at 37 would be one of the oldest players in the NFL if he is able to play next season.

“It’s tough,” he told The Daily. “A lot of people have the perception that I’m arrogant, I’m difficult to get along with, that I’ve disrupted a lot of teams. It’s hard to dispel the stuff the media puts out and it’s a never-ending battle.”

If Owens actually gets 8 & 1 produced maybe can dispel those myths or maybe he could bring the funny and just be himself.

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