The picture of a grinning Owens was snapped when the player "apparently walked into an adult photo shoot taking place in Miami's South Beach," according to TMZ. The Dirty.com posted the photo April 22 with the caption: "What do you know, another football player who does not take his off season seriously?"
Owens' attorney Allan M. Lerner sent an angry cease-and-desist letter to TheDirty.com demanding that the "misleading and nonconsensual" photo be removed, claiming the football star was "unaware when the snapshot was taken that it would appear on the web or link him to the adult entertainment industry."
Lerner argues that the posting constitutes an attempt to "disrepute and smear" his client's reputation.
"We therefore demand that you immediately remove the photographs and the references from your website, state to your public that these photographs linking Mr. Owen to porn were not done with his consent," the letter concluded.
The picture remained on the site this morning.