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November 06, 2005

Why, T.O.?

How can someone so good be such a disappointment?

Owens, who blasted the organization on Thursday for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch two weeks ago, will miss the Eagles' key Sunday night game against the Washington Redskins.


Terrell Owens was suspended by the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday for conduct detrimental to the team, a catch-all sanction that team officials imposed after deliberating much of Friday over how to address the latest flap involving their loquacious wide receiver.

It is uncertain when -- or if -- he will return to the team.

I think the time has come. Andy Reid should (literally) kick T.O.'s butt out of the locker room and off the team. Despite his ability to catch footballs and run down the field with them, I believe his off-the-field antics are more of a detriment to the team than his ability is worth. If he's going to cry about not getting enough money or attention, then he can cry himself all the way to NFL Europe (since I don't think any NFL team in their right mind would take him, for the all trouble he's worth). I'm tired of him, his team is tired of him, and Philadelphia fans are tired of him.

What a butthead.

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Posted by xerxes on November 6, 2005 06:13 AM

Comments

cut and paste from ESPN.com

Owens-Douglas fistfight contributed to suspension
ESPN.com news services

It might not have been just Terrell Owens' fighting words that led to his suspension from the Eagles.

It seems a fistfight also contributed to his being banished indefinitely.

Owens got into a fight on Wednesday with former Eagles defensive end and current team ambassador Hugh Douglas, the Trenton Times reported and ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirmed Sunday.

A team source told Mortensen that Douglas, whose post with the Eagles he re-titled "bad-ass-ador," entered the team's training room Wednesday and announced "I know there are people in here faking injuries." The comment apparently led to the scrum between Owens and Douglas.

One source told the Times the fight "was like WWE Smackdown." Another source told the paper both Douglas and Owens threw at least two punches before Owens challenged quarterback Donovan McNabb and then everyone else in the room, saying "You want some? Anyone else want some?"

The scrap is just another incident in a week of unrest that led to Owens being suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team on Saturday.

Early in the week, Owens apprised Philadelphia officials that he had sprained his ankle in last Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos, and might require some time off. One day later, he was back at practice and seemingly prepared to play against the Redskins.

On Thursday, Owens blasted McNabb and the organization in an ESPN.com interview which spurred a Friday meeting with Eagles coach Andy Reid.

On Friday, Mortensen reports, Reid gave Owens three stipulations: Apologize to the organization, the team and to McNabb.

McNabb told ESPN's Suzy Kolber he called a team meeting Friday, which Owens attended, to discuss the team's unrest and pronounced to all, looking at T.O. directly, "You're either with me or against me."

Owens' apologies in private to the club and in public on Friday apparently did not meet Reid's standards and T.O. was suspended on Saturday.

According to the paper, Owens and Douglas have been at odds since training camp where they almost got into an altercation in an elevator at Lehigh University. Douglas was among the few players to publicly say Owens should honor his current contract when T.O. demanded a new one this past offseason.

The Eagles declined to comment about the bout.

In seven games this season, Owens has 47 catches for 763 yards and six touchdowns.

This is the second time Owens has been suspended during his controversial 10-year career. While a 49er in 2000, he was suspended one game by San Francisco coach Steve Mariucci following his touchdown celebrations on the Cowboys' star logo at the center of Texas Stadium.

Posted by: jaysonjaz on November 6, 2005 05:42 PM

I have a feeling we've seen the last of TO in Midnight Green. . . that fistfight is just too much.

Wonder if the Raiders would take him?

Posted by: Jason – Band Member [TypeKey Profile Page] on November 6, 2005 08:04 PM

If anyone is to blame, it should be the eagles and Reid. They knew exactly what they were getting. TO gave them no reason to think that he changed. This is the way he has acted his whole career. He's not going to change for Andy or McNab. He's a retard. Trade him, that's what I'd do. Get something for him now.

Posted by: Childish on November 6, 2005 08:13 PM

McNabb sux.

Posted by: Anonymous on November 6, 2005 08:46 PM

Anonymous can't spell "sucks."

Posted by: Xerxes [TypeKey Profile Page] on November 6, 2005 11:43 PM

Philly has turned into Loserville. The sixers stink. The Eagles don't have a winning record. The Phillies missed the playoffs for the 50th straight year. Just the flyers are any good, and we know what they'll do in the playoffs so why even get too invested. . .

Depressing.

Posted by: Jason – Band Member [TypeKey Profile Page] on November 7, 2005 02:19 PM

And he's gone for the year!!!

Posted by: Jason – Band Member [TypeKey Profile Page] on November 7, 2005 11:01 PM

well, i love to say it so i will: eagles are going down the pooper and tomorrow night will prove it. go cowboys!

Posted by: Kris on November 13, 2005 10:21 PM

I like this theme.

Posted by: the Manace on April 7, 2006 08:52 AM

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