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Florida woman charged after making false accusations against NFL Hall of Famer

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Football player Terrell Owens arrives at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(DEERFIELD BEACH, FL )– A 38-year-old woman is facing charges after she allegedly called the police on NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens and falsely accused him of almost running her over.
The incident occurred on Aug. 3 in Deerfield Beach.
Authorities say they received a call from Owens’ neighbor Catlin Davis, stating that she was riding her bike when she was almost run off of the road by a man who was speeding down the road.
Davis told the police that she told the man to “slow down” and that the man then got out of his vehicle and began yelling at her.
Dispatchers could hear Davis having an argument with someone through the phone and sent an officer out to the scene.
At the scene, authorities spoke with both Davis and Owens about what happened.
Owens claimed that he was driving a short distance from his home to his mailbox when Davis made the claim that he ran a stop sign and almost hit her.
Owens says he then got out of his vehicle to confront her because she kept claiming that he almost ran her over which was not true.
“But you didn’t have to get out of your f****ing car!” Davis said in the video. “He ran the stop sign.”
“Well, there is no stop sign. What are you talking about?” Owens responded.
The woman then tells Owens that he is a “black man approaching a white woman.”
After an investigation that included witness reports and surveillance video, authorities charged Davis with knowingly providing false information to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
“If the roles were reversed, they would be going to the full extent of the law to charge me,” Owens said. “It’s not about me.”
“I just think about others that may have been in this situation and if they didn’t have the status or wherewithal to do what I did, it could have been gravely different.”