Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens found himself in a racially charged confrontation with a female neighbor and police, which he recorded and has since shared on social media.
As seen in the footage, the 48-year-old former All-Pro receiver was accused by the woman of driving recklessly in their neighborhood, and nearly hitting her with his car. She also told responding officers that Owens was trying to intimidate her.
‘He got out of his car and started harassing me,’ the woman, derisively identified by Owens as ‘Karen,’ told officers.
‘But you didn’t have to get out of your f***ing car,’ she then yelled at Owens.
Owens responded: ‘You didn’t have to talk to me that way, either.’
It was at this point the woman brought race into the discussion by shouting: ‘You’re a black man approaching a white woman.’
Amid the escalating situation, the woman then began to cry.
‘He literally came after me,’ the woman sobbed.
Owens continued to record while cooperating with officers by providing his identification.
‘Here you go, sir,’ Owens said to the officer, handing over his ID.
‘I’ve seen it, but I’ve never been a part of this,’ Owens said, referring to the situation.
Owens continued referring to the woman as Karen, which has become a pejorative term for an entitled white woman exercising white privilege, typically as seen in a viral video.
The woman in question has not been identified, and the whereabouts of the incident are not entirely clear. Owens does have a listed residence in Broward County, Florida.
Owens, who starred with the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys and Bengals, captioned his video: ‘KAREN IS REAL!!!!’