As you've no doubt heard by now, Terrell Owens was waived by the Seahawks over the weekend -- meaning the mercurial receiver's efforts weren't enough to earn him a spot on the final 53-man roster. And as has become customary in this day and age, Owens took to Twitter to express his gratitude to the Seahawks organization for giving him the opportunity and spout some uplifting religious sentiments.
As Owens tweeted yesterday morning:
I'm no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I'm truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver.— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) August 26, 2012
When it comes to grammar mistakes, I'm kind of an expert (meaning I've made plenty of them), which may be why I was drawn to T.O.'s use of the word "waiver."
Waiver is a noun with several meanings, including (1) intentional relinquishment of a right or privilege, (2) a dispensation, and (3) a deferment. In most cases, the one who relinquishes a right or privilege gives the waiver, while the one who benefits from the relinquishment receives the waiver. Waver is a verb meaning (1) to move unsteadily back and forth, (2) to vacillate, or (3) to tremble in sound.
So, to be clear, Owens may have been waived, but his faith will not waver.
Take this lesson to heart, soon-to-be-washed-up professional athletes everywhere.