Terrell Owens' Suspicious Charity

Now, far be it from us to accuse any athlete of being anything less than 100 percent magnanimous in all of his charitable endeavors ... but we couldn't help but raise an eyebrow at Eagles flapjaw wide receiver Terrell Owens' newest attempt to confuse human beings into mistaking him for a nice fellow.

On Terrell's official Web site, he announces he's making the seemingly impressive gesture of selling his NFC championship ring to raise money for hurricane relief. Pretty big-hearted, right? Don't athletes work their whole careers to win rings? Rings are pretty, too.

Well ... maybe not. The Philadelphia Daily News points out that rumors have been circling for weeks that Owens was going to reject the ring anyway in protest of the Eagles refusal to renegotiate his contract. Owens — or, more likely, dark lord agent Drew Rosenhaus — figured out a way to refuse the ring and still look like he cares about the planet at large. Clever. We know all that really matters is that the money is raised, no matter the motivation behind it ... but we'll just say the next time Owens does something truly altruistic will be the first.

To My Fellow Americans and Fans [TerrellOwens.com]
T.O.'s One-Ring Circus [Philly.com]