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Former NFL star Terrell Owens joins OnlyFans

Terrell Owens, at Enercare Middle in Toronto, Canada.

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Terrell Owens is becoming a member of OnlyFans.

The previous Nationwide Soccer League star large receiver will launch a channel on the positioning to host health periods, recap his profession and preview his off-the-field enterprise endeavors. Particular phrases of Owens’ take care of OnlyFans weren’t disclosed, however content material creators on the platform earn a living from subscriptions and share earnings with OnlyFans.

In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Owens stated he’ll additionally acquire charges for utilization of his identify, picture and likeness.

“I am making an attempt to be a businessman,” he stated when requested concerning the settlement. “These phrases can be labored out with my authorized and [OnlyFans’] authorized.”

Based mostly in London, OnlyFans was based in 2016, and the corporate says it has 130 million customers and greater than 1.5 million content material creators. In accordance with Bloomberg, it revamped $400 million in income in 2020. OnlyFans is owned by software program agency Fenix Worldwide Restricted — an organization that’s valued at $1.Four billion, based on PitchBook.

OnlyFans says it has paid over $5 billion to creators, together with sexual content material makers that assist popularize the positioning.

On Aug. 20, OnlyFans stated it could ban express movies. Founder Tim Stokely advised The Monetary Instances unfair therapy from banks was behind the choice, however after person backlash, OnlyFans reversed the ban.

Owens was initially slated to affix OnlyFans final month however delayed the announcement because of the temporary ban. 

Owens joins different leisure figures on the platform, which boomed throughout the pandemic. Endeavor-owned Final Preventing Championship fighter Sean O’Malley has an account, and music star Cardi B additionally has a $4.99 monthly subscription package deal. Owens didn’t say how a lot a subscription to his web page will price.

Owens, 47, referred to as OnlyFans a “distinctive platform” however cautioned, “there won’t be any sexual content material that I will be offering. It isn’t solely simply the risque and different issues which can be related to OnlyFans,” Owens added. “However it’s one other platform for engagement with my followers along with the opposite social media platforms.”

Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys runs with the ball towards the New York Giants at Giants Stadium December 3, 2006 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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A return to the NFL?

In his 16-year profession, Owens made roughly $79 million, earlier than taxes and agent charges, based on Spotrac. He frolicked with groups together with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.

Reflecting on his NFL days, Owens stated attributable to “dangerous experiences” and lack of monetary literacy he misplaced practically all his NFL earnings. He additionally blamed insufficient illustration and monetary recommendation for the income downfall.

“I by no means need any child to undergo what I went via,” stated Owens, explaining he needs to assist youthful athletes who’re making ready to enter the NIL house. “I am higher suited to ask the proper questions,” he added.  

Owens was inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2018 after ending his profession with greater than 15,934 yards, third in NFL historical past, and 158 touchdowns, tied for fourth, in 219 video games. Although semi-retired, Owens nonetheless needs to play and stated an NFL workforce proprietor alerted him to remain prepared.

Requested concerning the proprietor, Owens did not identify a workforce. Nonetheless, he stated he is not receiving curiosity from certainly one of his former groups.

“I miss the competitors,” Owens stated. “After I left the sport, I by no means left alone phrases. This [returning to the NFL] is a chance — when it arises — to capitalize and benefit from it.”

The 2021 NFL season begins subsequent week, with the Cowboys visiting the Tremendous Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 9. Requested his favorites for the upcoming season, Owens chosen the Inexperienced Bay Packers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs “and you may’t overlook the Buffalo Payments,” he stated.

— CNBC’s Ryan Browne contributed to this text.

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