PHILADELPHIA — NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens is opening up about an altercation he caught on camera with a woman in his Florida neighborhood.
Owens posted a video his Instagram account on a Thursday night hot exchange.
In the video, the woman says she told Owens to slow down while driving through the neighborhood. Owens says he was not speeding and was driving to his mailbox.
Owens continued to roll the camera as they continued to go back and forth with the officer at the scene.
In the video, Owens explained that the woman called the police and he told her he would wait for them to arrive.
In addition to speeding, Owens, a longtime NFL player with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, was accused by a neighbor of nearly hitting her with his car and molesting her.
In the video, the woman can be heard telling the officer, “He ran a stop sign.
“There’s no stop sign, what do you say?” Owens says.
The woman continues: “I asked him to slow down. He got out of the car and started chasing me. He put the car in park.’
Owens replies, “Right, because you’re going to yell at me and tell me I almost hit you and I didn’t.”
The woman says, “But you didn’t have to get out of your damn car.”
Owens says, “You didn’t have to talk to me like that.”
The woman then said the following: “You are a black man approaching a white woman.”
The Hall of Famer, who goes by the nickname TO, spoke exclusively to Good Morning America about the incident.
“It could have gone very badly. I don’t know where it could have gone if the police came and they basically took her at her word for what she said I (did) or what have you. We’ve seen that too many times,” Owens said.
Owens shared his thoughts on the racial slur.
“If the roles were reversed, I’d probably be in jail or something on that scale right now, to be honest. And just the statement that she made, obviously coming out of her mouth, the comments, that was a ‘Black man’ approaching a white woman,” Owens said.
In the video, Owens talks to his camera and says, “I saw it. I saw it. But this is firsthand… I saw it on TV. I’ve seen it on video, but I’ve never been a part of anything like that.”
Owens is now pushing for the woman to face consequences.
He retweeted petition to have her jailed for making a false report to the police.
Owens believes accountability is important in light of other recent high-profile incidents where police have been called on black Americans under dubious pretexts for mundane things, such as walking, a nap, sitting at Starbucks and even bird watching.
In that infamous Central Park bird watcher case, a woman was charged with filing a false police report.
Owens says he’s grateful for the way police handled his situation.
“I just want to commend the Broward police, those officers that did come over, because things could have gone completely left if they didn’t come in and handle the situation the right way,” Owens said.
ABC News reached out to the female participant for comment; she did not answer their calls.
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Former Philly Eagles star Terrell Owens speaks out after confrontation with neighbor on camera
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