T.O. Ordered to Pay $769,000

Terrell Owens had nearly 800,000 reasons to cry over the weekend.
A league source said today that an arbitrator ruled in the Eagles‘ favor Friday on a grievance that was filed by the NFL players’ union on Owens’ behalf more than two years ago. The union had disputed the Eagles’ move to recover $1.725 million of the $2.3 million signing bonus the team paid the wide receiver when it signed him to a seven-year, $49 million deal in 2004.

The entire saga dates from 2005, when a disgruntled Owens was suspended seven games into the season by coach Andy Reid for “behavior that was disruptive to the team.” The Eagles suspended Owens for four games without pay, which cost him $764,704, and later informed him that he should not return for the final five games.

When Owens and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not respond to a letter asking him to return the signing-bonus money, the Eagles withheld the receiver’s final five paychecks, which totaled $955,880. When arbitrator Shyam Das ruled in the Eagles’ favor on Friday, it meant Owens owed the team an additional $769,120 to complete the $1.725 million signing-bonus repayment.

All totaled, Owens’ conduct, which included verbal attacks on quarterback Donovan McNabb and a one-week training-camp suspension, cost him $2.49 million.

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It took a while, but the Eagles will finally get the remaining $769 k of the $2.49 Million Terrell Eldorado Owens owed them. For those who don’t remember T.O. acted a fool in 2005, destroying the Eagles locker room pretty well.

After throwing McNabb under the bus, telling his coaches not to speak to him, and doing sit ups in his driveway, the Eagles finally decided they had enough of this bi-polar lunatic. They sent him home for the rest of the season, and payed him nothing.

T.O. was hoping to get that money back, but the arbitrator Judge Judy ruled in favor of the Eagles.

Poor TO. Since leaving the team his fiancé dumped him, he attempted suicide, his QB choked away two playoff games, and now this.

How will TO ever feed his family now? Howard Eskin is going to have to start another food drive for the Owens family. Everybody should do their part to chip in. Every can of food counts.

The best part about this, is the Eagles will get that $769,000 added to the 2008 salary cap! Joe Banner is extremely excited about that news.

After hearing the bad news TO had this to say:

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  • http://theADDshow.com Dave

    Awesome story. Its strange that it took two years for this but the timing is just hilareous. Just after he had wiped away all his tears of sympathy for Romo he is sobbing again.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    You guys cut the wrong player. You should have given McNabb the boot instead. 

  • http://insidetheiggles.com/ Ian

    Really? Since Owens went to the Cowboys, the Eagles have won 3 of 4 meetings against Dallas. Both teams have won the NFC East, but the Eagles actually won a playoff game. Dallas has choked big time in their first playoff game two years in a row.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Before Owens went to Dallas, the Eagles had a very similar win percentage against Dallas, so that’s not really saying much.  You’ve always owned the big D, and for that I’m grateful.  But It’s becoming more and more clear that the real problem in that fiasco was McNabb and not Owens.  Owens is now a reformed team player and McNabb is a whiny "Me-first" crybaby who’s getting over the hill and is about as sturdy as a wicker chair after Andy Reid tries to sit on it.  He’s fragile and broken and he’ll never produce for you again.  You’d be better off trading him for some 6th round pick. Or just suspend him for 4 games and cut him next offseason.  Whatever you do, don’t count on him to take you anywhere.  Your team is DONE!!!

  • http://insidetheiggles.com/ Ian


    So if McNabb is so done, then who was that who threw 4 touch downs on your Redskins the last time our teams met up? Not bad for a guy who is "done".

    If you want to talk about a done team, look at your own. Your savior Joe Gibbs bailed on the team, your owner fired two good coordinators, and you are dead last in the NFL in cap space.(20 Million over the cap)

    Good luck winning 5 games next year.

  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    sigh. Another envious post from Ian, the master of Owens envy.

  • http://insidetheiggles.com/ Ian

    Yes I really wish I could cry like a little girl every time I didn’t get my way. I also envy somebody who trys to kill themself over a woman. If only I could be a locker room cancer, aging, often injured, cry baby wide out.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Hey Ian, when you fantasize making sweet sweet love to McNabb, are you the man or is he?  McNabb certainly whines like a bitch, but you’ve got your girlish crush on him.  And also you’re very catty about his ex-lover TO.  It’s a toss up. Maybe you take turns? Landry and I have some money riding on this, so it’s important.

  • http://insidetheiggles.com/ Ian

    What would I do without Redskins Guy? You bring so much to the table here.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Just leave me out of your McNaabb McFantasies! I want no part of that McLuvin.

  • http://www.mindritesports.com Tim

    Any sympathy for a man who can’t ever accept blame; but passing it out, he’s a BEAST!How can he possibly blame the NFLPA for his transgressions leading to this?http://www.mindritesports.com/2008/01/30/terrell-owens-must-pay-for-his-past-transgressions/

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    You can argue that he’s a whiny baby and a locker room cancer.  And yeah, he wanted more money.  But he showed up to work (once the regular season started anyway) and was willing to play.  I love how everyone says TO was a crybaby for wanting a new contract a year after he signed.  They might be right, but didn’t the Eagles effectively do the same thing by firing him and then demanding their signing bonus back?  I love me some TO-getting-put-in-his-place, but really how is what the eagles did to TO any different than what TO tried to do to philly?

  • http://insidetheiggles.com/ Ian

    Sorry RG we should have explained this slowly for the Redskin fans.

    TO started acting a fool.

    The Eagles diciplined him.

    The End

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    Really? And here I thought it went: (1) McNabb chokes and gets winded in the Superbowl. (2) TO gets pissy because he realizes his quarterback is a loser. (3) TO has huge hissy fit; does sit ups on lawn.  (4) Andy Reid disciplines TO the same way he should have disciplined his sons: By cutting him off.  TO is suspended and then cut.

  • http://insidetheiggles.com/ Ian

    That’s pretty low class of you to mention Andy Reid sons. That would be like me making fun of Sean Taylor being murdered.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    I’m not sure I’d equate the two, but it’s close enough that I won’t argue the point. Sorry about the low blow. I’ll try to focus more on your McLovin’ and less on somebody’s  family problems in the future.  

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