Skip to comments.Owens bears all the blame in Eagles latest saga
Posted on 11/07/2005 8:05:18 AM PST by dennisw
LANDOVER, Md. -- You know, before Sunday night I was convinced if Terrell Owens issued one of those two-faced apologies about Donovan McNabb, he'd be back on the Eagles. Now I'm not so sure.
I'm told Owens even had the McNabb apology written underneath the one he gave to the press Friday, but refused to read it.
Not to digress, but Owens has this problem. He just can't admit he's wrong, and he has a hard time forgiving people. In short, he will never forgive someone whom he feels crossed him. Never. (I know that. As does my colleague Cris Collinsworth.
I'm not sure Reid knows exactly what he's going to do, but my guess is Owens is done as an Eagle. Even if Reid allows him the chance to come back, Owens will be too proud to admit he erred in criticizing the gallant McNabb, who is playing while badly hurt. And so one of the strangest star tenures in NFL will be over. I didn't see it ending like this, but there's only one person to blame for it.
That idiot Terrell Owens.
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Hurry up and trade him to the Raiders...he'll fit right in here. Owens and Moss - Kerry Collins could only dream of such targets. ;)
This crybaby blowhard jerk needs to go. Buh bye. I hope he saved his money.
I could just see those two clowns right now getting into a fistfight with each other over who should be getting more balls thrown their way! The QB would want to kill himself halfway through the season.
Hopefully he switched to GEICO.
I don't even follow pro football and I know about this guy and his misbehaving. It seems he only does what's good for Terrel.
The funniest part about the whole thing is it really seemed to start right before the Super Bowl when McNabb said they were installing the game plan and would try to find a way to win with or without TO. TO claims he was very hurt by McNabb's comments, and for the life of me I can't understand what McNabb said that any reasonable person could get upset about, everything else seems to have snowballed because no one has apologized for his hurt feelings because no one can understand why his feelings are hurt. I think TO needs to follow the advice of The Tick... seek professional help.
I couldn't care less about his abs OR his abilities. He's not a team player, he's just another useless jerk in pursuit of fortune and glory "bling-bling". He can go start his own Me-Me Football League" for all I care (Deion Sanders can tag along too).
"I couldn't care less about his abs OR his abilities. He's not a team player, he's just another useless jerk in pursuit of fortune and glory "bling-bling". He can go start his own Me-Me Football League" for all I care (Deion Sanders can tag along too)."
don't forget Keysuan Johnson......
I can't imagine anyone wanting this head case on their team. How do you convince another team that it is in their best interest to plant cancer in the middle of their locker room? It will be interesting to see how it all works out.
Can anyone explain the NFL policy/rules on suspension WITHOUT pay? Can the Eagles do so for the rest of the year? Does the NFLPA file a grievance? If they then cut him.is any portiunof his contract guaranteed?<P.
BTW, it will be interesting to see if TO's agent, whom many balme for much of this whole episode, in a failed attempt to force the Eagles to renegotiate his contract..will be able to sign any top college players before the draft..a potential first rounder who signs with him might drop to the 3rd or 4th round..
As far as I know if the contact allows it, then the Eagles can get away with not paying him. Contacts are variable within the NFL. Some have performance clauses and some must have "outs" for the team for moral turpitude and behavior less than that. Such as Terrell Owens.
Or the Eagles could be suspending him without pay, knowing they can't do it legally but are more than happy to meet Owens in court. To send him a message this way
Thanks..there has to be a basis in the CBA for the suspension, I'd assume...
I don't necessarily view this as a negative.
Once a presstitute reveals a bias against someone, he who forgives one does so at his own peril.
Saw one opinion that it was because the Eagles, and McNabb specifically, didn't say they were going to win for the injured T.O.
FWIW..the SI.com article says that TO was suspended without pay..Th e union is usually ready to file a grievance in seconds..but in this case..it's one player against a team..so they may sit this one out..
From my understanding, which is rather thin, the longest a team can suspend a player for without pay is 4 games, past that there needs to be a complicated grievance process. But a team can (and generally do, for roster limitation reasons) declare a player innactive for a whole season and there's no review or grievance possible.
Now where this gets really bad for TO is that his contract was built around an option, there were only two garaunteed seasons then an option to pick up in March (that's when the option window hits, shortly before contracts expire for free agency). So assuming he doesn't find a way to kiss and makeup that's the point he'll probably be gone from the Eagles and it's unlikely given both his age and discipline problems he'll ever get another multi-year deal.
I doubt getting this agent would cause any draft entries to drop from 1st round to 3rd or 4th, generally you won't see a high skill/ high maintenance player drop more than 1/2 a round to 1 full round due to his maintenance issues (which at this point can be presumed for any player that uses this agent). So an early 1st rounder could drop to the end of the 1st round or early in the 2nd. Maurice dropped a lot but Maurice had a horrible workout at the combine to go with his obvious maintenance issues.
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