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Welcome mat rolls only so far for T.O.

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Remember the outrageous scene after Terrell Owens touched down at Buffalo Niagara International Airport?

Two weeks ago, a crazed throng of proud citizens greeted the Buffalo Bills receiver when he arrived at baggage claim, camera crews from his VH-1 reality television show in tow. A man was dressed as a big popcorn box. There were cheerleaders.

A day later, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown presented Owens with a key to the city.

Apparently, not everyone has been willing to roll out the welcome mat.

Owens, who still is searching for a place to live, posted a message on his Twitter page Tuesday night:

sittin here trippin about residents @ 1 DEER RUN wn't rent 2 me b/c they said they dn't want any drama n their neighborhood!! LOL!!! Wow!!

There is a house for sale or rent at 1 Deer Run Ct. in suburban Orchard Park, where the Bills train and play. List price for the 4,002-square-foot, six-bedroom home is $489,387 (how do you come up with that number, anyway?), while the monthly rent is $2,950.

So Owens is good enough to receive a key to Buffalo, but some folks don't want him moving in.

Of course, that's just Owens' take on the situation. Maybe he wanted to convert the second dining room into an apiary. A message left with the listing agent was not returned.