SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Terrell Owens has been one of the most controversial figures in the National Football League over the last decade, as his attitude and off-field actions have overshadowed his play on the field.

Now, his career on the field may be nearing an end as the 38-year-old wide receiver has been released by his Indoor Football League team, the Allen Wranglers. The franchise also terminated Owens’ ownership stake in the team, which he received when he signed on in February. Team officials said Owens refused to play in a pair of road games and also missed an appearance at a local children’s hospital.

John Madden told the KCBS Morning Crew that if Owens isn’t at the end of the line, he’s very close.

Another controversial issue right now in professional sports is that more and more people are calling for instant replay in Major League Baseball. Bruce Jenkins wrote an article in Wednesday’s San Francisco Chronicle and said it was “long past time to assist umpires with instant replay.” This comes after a bad call by first-base umpire Brian O’Nora in Tuesday’s Giants-Diamondbacks game in the sixth inning.

Madden said instant replay is hard to implement in baseball because of the logistics. There are so many games every night and not all of them are televised. But he said the key is to get the call right and to right many of the wrong calls.

He said the problem with Major League Baseball right now is that there are too many wrong calls being made too often.

Another issue for implementing a full replay system in baseball is the time it would take to review each play and to determine which are reviewable calls. Many have argued that baseball is already losing fans because the games are too long and the review process would makes games even longer.

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.

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