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Saturday, February 13, 2010
T.O. blows off ESPN, talks to Newman

By Calvin Watkins

Terrell Owens had a busy week in Dallas.

The former Cowboys wide receiver hosted a party every night, including Friday. He also took some time to play in the All-Star Celebrity Game at the Dallas Convention Center.

When I approached Owens, whom I used to cover when he was with the Cowboys, he shook my hand and asked, "What you need?"

When I pulled out my ESPN microphone, which was popular with fans who wanted to pose with it, he replied, "Nope, no interviews."

Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman bailed out ESPN and did an interview with T.O.

The best part of the Owens interview was when he said he could beat Kobe Bryant if he had a three-point lead in a game of one-on-one. Owens said he wouldn't let Bryant dunk.