Sept. 24: Owens celebrates a pair of touchdowns in a 41-24 win over the host Dallas Cowboys by running to the star logo at midfield and posing. San Francisco coach Steve Mariucci suspends him for a week. "I was praying to God. That was no act of taunting," Owens says.

Oct. 22: Owens accuses teammates of quitting after a 34-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He apologizes the next day.


Oct. 31: Owens lashes out at Mariucci for his play-calling, in particular his refusal to run up the score on opponents.


Jan. 13: Owens complains about his role in the offense after a 25-15 playoff loss to the Packers.

May 3: Owens rankles team officials for risking injury when he plays in the U.S. Basketball League.

Sept. 22: Owens criticizes Mariucci for having quarterback Jeff Garcia kneel at the Washington 16 at the end of a 20-10 win over the Redskins rather than trying to score.

Oct. 14, right: Owens celebrates a touchdown catch on "Monday Night Football" by pulling a Sharpie from his sock and autographing the ball.

Dec. 15: Owens celebrates a touchdown catch in a 20-14 loss to Green Bay by taking pompoms from a cheerleader and dancing.


Jan. 12: Just before halftime of a 31-6 playoff loss to Tampa Bay, Owens screams at the 49ers' sideline and slaps his head in disbelief when Mariucci elects to run out the clock rather than try to cut into a 28-6 halftime deficit.

Sept. 21: Owens throws a sideline tantrum directed at offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and is critical of new coach Dennis Erickson after a 13-12 loss to Cleveland.

Sept. 28: Owens storms off the field when Kevan Barlow was stuffed for a one-yard loss on fourth and one during a 35-7 loss to Minnesota. Owens throws his helmet and hints that quarterback Jeff Garcia should be benched.


Aug. 13: A Playboy magazine interviewer asks Owens if he thinks Garcia is gay. Owens responds: "Like my boy tells me: If it looks like a rat and smells like a rat, by golly, it is a rat."

Nov. 7: Cameras follow Owens as he yells at Donovan McNabb on the sideline during a 27-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

Nov. 15: Owens draws criticism for a "Monday Night Football" promo in which actress Nicollette Sheridan of "Desperate Housewives" -- dressed only in a towel -- asks Owens to skip the game, drops the towel and jumps into his arms. Owens apologizes.


April: In an interview with ESPN.com, Owens says he "wasn't the guy who got tired in the Super Bowl," a comment believed by many to be about McNabb's struggles at the end of the Eagles' loss to New England.

Aug. 10: After a shouting match with Coach Andy Reid during training camp, Owens is sent home for a week. A media circus ensues as he does crunches and lifts weights in his driveway.

Nov. 3: In an interview, Owens says the team would be better off with Brett Favre at quarterback and blasts the Eagles for not marking his 100th career touchdown catch.

-- Associated Press