According to TMZ Sports, the man threw a cup of liquid and was shouting racist remarks at Owens, leading to the former All-Pro getting in the man's face. TMZ Sports released a video of the incident both inside and outside of the establishment. (WARNING: Videos contain insensitive language):
The man has reportedly filed a police report against Owens, claiming he was hit with a hot cup of coffee, and police are still investigating.
TMZ Sports identified the man as "Arman," who denied throwing anything at Owens and claimed Owens "kicked me in the Starbucks." He also said he wanted to make Owens "mad and sad."
There is no evidence in the video, which was captured outside of the coffee shop, that Owens physically assaulted the man. The two have a heated exchange for just over one minute before they appear to go their separate ways.
Owens played 15 seasons in the NFL, leading the league in touchdown catches three times and last appearing in a regular-season game with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. He did have a three-week preseason stint with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 but was released at the end of August.