For lack of payment, Terrell Owens has his NFL memorabilia carted away by total stranger

Hall of Fame receiver wasn't aware his belongings would be auctioned off by Georgia facility

Former San Francisco 49ers Terrell Owens gets presented with his NFL Hall of Fame ring during halftime of the 49ers game versus the Oakland Raiders at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group)
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If “Storage Wars” and Sotheby’s had a baby, it might bear a striking resemblance to Terrell Owens.

Owens, ex-49er and Hall of Fame receiver recently lost a storage unit full of his own sports memorabilia, according to TMZ Sports. Reason being: He stopped paying the monthly nut to the Griffin, Georgia facility.

You know what came next, assuming you’re an aficionado of the A&E series “Storage Wars,” in which a delightful group of kooks bid on abandoned storage units which, miracuously enough, tend to harbor quirky and valuable swag.

In this case, someone bid on T.O’s locker, likely smacked his forehead over his good fortune, and hauled away every last kernel of popcorn.

The treasure (gallery here) included photos, football helmets, a slightly creepy naked-from-the-waist-up bust, shoe boxes, cleats, trophies, an apparent game plan for a game at Philadelphia (the 49ers won 31-28. Owens caught one pass for 20 yards; bet he was a joy to be with on the long flight home).

Also in the locker were a pile of non-disclosure agreements. No word, though, on the fate of the pen with which Owens signed an autograph for a fan after scoring a touchdown in a 2002 game in Seattle.

The stunt caused 49ers coach Steve Mariucci to nearly swallow his tongue and occasioned this conversation in the Monday Night Football booth:

Al Michaels (incredulously): “What is … is that a pen?”

John Madden (laughing): “He had a pen in his sock and he pulled it out and he autographed the ball.”

Michaels: “That’s a first. Who would even think of that?”

Madden: “Who would think of that? Terrell Owens would think of that.”

Per TMZ Sports: “We reached out to T.O., who says he had no idea his stuff was about to auctioned off, telling us his people had been trying to make contact with the storage company for years but had been getting the runaround.”

T.O. wants his stuff back and TMZ says the new owner is willing to return it.

But anyone who orders non-disclosure agreements in bulk has to know: Everything has a price.

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