CINCINNATI OH - DECEMBER 05: Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at Paul Brown Stadium on December 5 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Saints won 34-30. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
A former employee of Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens has been arrested and charged with a felony for reportedly stealing "roughly" $30,000. Antonio Edwards reportedly used Owens' "Bank of America account to pay rent at a metro Atlanta apartment complex."
The documents also stated that for more than a year, Edwards used Owens’ account to pay more than $2,000 in rent at the Post Alexander Apartment Complex. The rent payments were made through an online system, the documents stated.
On May 13, a Fulton County judge issued 13 arrest warrants for Antonio Edwards, charging him with felony theft by deception.
The Bengals signed Owens right before training camp in 2010 at the urging of Carson Palmer, who was demanding more weapons in his arsenal after a disappointing season by his standards in 2009. Owens would go on to the lead the Bengals in receptions (72), yards receiving (983) and touchdowns (9). Owens also posted the longest reception of the season; a 78-yard touchdown reception.
Unfortunately, the Owens signing largely didn't help the Bengals overall, who fell to 4-12 after an AFC North championship season with an offense that barely improved from 2009.