Skip to comments.Owens fined $35,000 for spitting incident
Posted on 12/18/2006 1:10:40 PM PST by globalwhiplash
"Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has been fined $35,000 today for spitting on Atlanta defensive back DeAngelo Hall in Saturday's 38-28 win over the Falcons. Owens won't be suspended for the Cowboys' Christmas Day NFC East showdown with the Eagles.
"We are confirming that Terrell Owens has been fined $35,000," said NFL vice president of public relations Greg Aiello in a phone interview. "It falls under unsportsmanlike conduct..."
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Go Eagles! Play the Rocky Song!"
I am a big Cowboys fan, so I am glad they did not suspend him...I also think that other players know how to yank his chain to get him to over react....$35k is pocket change for him. He will sulk for a couple of days then when the next media spot light turns on, he will be there.
Terrell Owen $35,000.
Disgusting Lugar on field -- 10 yard penalty!
I'm a big Cowboys fan, and a lot of their success this year is due to T.O.
Having said that, GROW UP, Terrell.
That's right.... It's not his fault, the mean players on the other team just made him do it.
Owens plays spit end, doesn't he?
Spit End ha ha lol
I'm a Cowboys fan, too. But TO is not conducive to cleaning up their image.......
eye for an eye
i say he gets a lugie in return
Eagles will Destroy Boys!
I think the spitting goes on a lot more than the refs and the cameras ever show.. Disgusting as it is.. low life bustards..
"Nice game, pretty boy!"
DeAngelo Hall wanted him to be suspended from playing. There have been a few incidents of players spitting on opposing players, and their punishments were a fine. Not condoning what he did, but wny should it be any different with T.O.?
No way they were going to suspend TO for the Iggles game. The NFL has had this date circled on their calendar for months, no way they were going to jeopardize their Christmas Day spectacle.
I don't condone the spitting at all....he is an important part of the team right now and he is needed to get along in the playoffs...personally I think he is a clown. maybe the guy he spit on should have cleaned Owens clock right there...he didn't ,so Owens got fined $35K.I don't know aobut you but to me that is a lot of money...hopefully he will think before he pojects spit the next time..
More people will see Eagles-Boys on Christmas day than that last Super Bowl between who and who?
Dick Butkus started it years ago. The difference is that back then, players didn't go whining to the media, it got taken care of on the field.
He's actually a wide receiver having a mediocre year because of all his drops, but I know what you mean.
I also get your point about the general lack of respect but I think it goes further than that. I'm really wondering how we can call ourselves a civilized society. I think we're going backwards in the world of "civility".
I doubt any will excuse TO's behavior, even though many will agree that this warranted a fine but not a suspension (as I do). It should be noted that the $35,000 fine assessed to TO is significantly larger than the fine assessed to the last few players who spit on an opponent.
TO is a receiver, not a running back.
Not that familiar with the Syracuse woman, but I would suggest that whatever punishment -- fine, etc -- that is normally assessed for whatever law her spitting was deemed to violate should be the standard.
TO is having a mediocre season because he needs surgery on his finger. That explains a lot of the drops. What's weird is he usually makes the difficult catches, it's the easy ones he drops.
In order for him to be considered to be having a mediocre year, you must consider him a really elite receiver given that he is currently:
11th in the league in receiving yards with 1040
1st in the league in touchdown cathes with 11
Tied for 7th in the league in receptions with 77
If he had actually caught half of his "drops" then he would probably be 2nd or third in the league in catches and yards, and would be running away with the lead in touchdown receptions.
He's an incredibly talented and gifted athlete who happens to think the world is about him. Sooner or later he'll do serious damage to the Dallas Cowboys which, as a Giants fan, is fine with me.
Wouldn't it be cool if DeAngelo Hall hired a Johnny Edwards wannabe to go after TO's fortune, demand that TO be tested for AIDS, etc.? Spit back with a civil suit, that's the ticket!
Too bad Jim Healy is gone.
He would have ridden T.O. mercilessly.
Jim would not call any sports figure a jerk. He would say they are a J-E-R-Q-U-E.
I do. As I stated my above post, he is an incredible athlete.
If he had actually caught half of his "drops"
If Eli Manning had completed half of the passes that were no where near his wide open receivers the Giants would be in first place. LOL
Listen to sports radio in Dallas.....TO has been "excused" by the majority. As long as he catches the ball, he could sacrifice a small puppy on the field, on the star, and get a hearty round of applause. Jerry Jones LOVES T.O. and the attention he brings.
I know the story is a little dated (12-01-06) but he is actually not having a bad year .. dallascowboys.com
I listen to ESPN radio in the Dallas area. Some "excuse" TO; some consider him the devil incarnate; some simply ignore his antics and hope that he delivers on the field. For the most part, his antics thus far in Dallas have been benign as far as the team is concerned. He hasn't thrown anybody under the bus like he did in SF and Philly. The day will probably come when he does that, but we hope it is another couple of years down the road and it won't be too painful to send him on his way to the next team that he can give a boost for a year or two. I don't hold out much hope that he has learned any lessons or reformed himself, but maybe he will. At any rate, right now he is performing on the field and helping the Cowboys win. He is a spectacle and loves to play the media whores like the cheap instruments that they are. They fall for it every time, give him lots of attention and make the story anything but the actual game, which sometimes works to the benefit of the team rather than its detriment.
Not exactly the days of Tom Landry and Tex Schramm, is it?
These guys are out there trying to kill each other and Hall and the commish are worried about spit. Get Hall some panties!
I always get a laugh when one of these bozos is called a "hero". Professional sports is full of bums that are no better than a crip or blood except they have multi-million dollar houses and a lot of bling-bling. None of them are are "heros".
I'm a Redskins fan (oh the agony!) and I think that T.O. fits nicely in Dallas' roster...but he's not been a big part of Dallas' success this year. Hell he's dropped 3 passes for every decent catch.
I think it is ridiculous Sean Taylor was only given a $17,000 fine and now TO $35,000. I think TO should appeal to the NFLPA.
I think unless he was told that the fine was going to be $35,000, it's unfair.
No, but Michael Vick has herpes, so says a woman.
Because people hate Dallas, there are different rules.
Really?? I guess you never heard of Duane Thomas or Lance Rentzel, or Hollywood Henderson.
I know Dick and I never heard that accusation before...where did you pick up that tidbit??
And Jeremy Shockey and Plaxico Burress are models of virtue?
LOL! You have me in tears over here from your last two pings.
"...Eagles will Destroy Boys!..."
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Virtue? No, that they're not. No choir boys are they.
Well, Shockey is often too hyped up and that gets in the way of his game and Burris is often the opposite and not hyped at all and seems disinterested in the game. But, I wouldn't put them in the same category as someone like Owens.
Are you kidding? He'll happily spend $35K to get into the media spotlight. Didn't you notice that as soon as Tony Romo got into the headlines TO ran to the cameras to allege spies in the locker room, and then spit on an opponent?
Trust me, the cancer named TO is already spreading among the Cowboys.
why the hell should anyone be fined for spitting? People spit all the time! I spit! Who cares if it's in a game, spitting is not like starting a riot.
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