Owens, friend writing series of children's books

IRVING, Texas -- Earlier this season, Donovan McNabb called former teammate Terrell Owens' autobiography a "children's book."

Thing is, it turns out the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was writing one of those, too.

Owens and a college classmate have co-written a children's book, "Little T Learns To Share," which is due to be released in November by Dallas-based BenBella Books, the Dallas Morning News reported Friday.

According to the newspaper, in "Little T Learns to Share," the title character refuses to share his football at first -- then realizes it's awfully hard to play football by yourself.

"I tried to play outside alone and throw it by myself, but football isn't football unless you play with someone else," Little T tells his mother in the book, the newspaper said.

Owens is writing a number of books with Courtney Parker as part of "T.O.'s Timeout Series." The second volume, "Little T Learns What Not to Say," is due this spring 2007; "Little T Learns To Say I'm Sorry" is expected to hit shelves next fall.

"It's a life lesson for discipline," Parker told the newspaper. "It's ironic because he's considered one of the more undisciplined players in the NFL."

Parker, who's known Owens since they were freshmen at Tennessee-Chattanooga, said the idea for the book was born during a phone conversation in 2005, after Owens had been released by the Eagles. As they spoke, Owens was watching a commentator blast away at him on TV.

"We're watching television and the commentator said, 'T.O.'s behavior is so childish,'" Parker told the newspaper. "And then [Owens] says, 'That's not a bad idea for a book. It should be about discipline since the world thinks I have none."