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Owens fined $35,000 for spitting incident
Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 12/18/06 | Marc Narducci

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..."

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: breakingnews; football; owens; to
What's with all the spitting. Are sports hero starting a new trend. hey, you beat me at hide-and-seek, Spit, Splat. Take that Alice.

Go Eagles! Play the Rocky Song!"

1 posted on 12/18/2006 1:10:41 PM PST by globalwhiplash
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To: globalwhiplash

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.

Meadow Muffin


2 posted on 12/18/2006 1:15:25 PM PST by rwgal
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To: globalwhiplash

Terrell Owen $35,000.


3 posted on 12/18/2006 1:16:30 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Chump change for him.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Disgusting Lugar on field -- 10 yard penalty!


4 posted on 12/18/2006 1:17:46 PM PST by globalwhiplash (so sad)
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To: globalwhiplash
Wonder if T.O. is HIV positive?
5 posted on 12/18/2006 1:18:50 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: globalwhiplash

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.


6 posted on 12/18/2006 1:19:03 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: rwgal
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....

That's right.... It's not his fault, the mean players on the other team just made him do it.

7 posted on 12/18/2006 1:20:13 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: globalwhiplash

Owens plays spit end, doesn't he?


8 posted on 12/18/2006 1:21:51 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Needs a conditioner that repairs split ends.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Spit End ha ha lol


9 posted on 12/18/2006 1:22:46 PM PST by globalwhiplash (so sad)
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To: rwgal

I'm a Cowboys fan, too. But TO is not conducive to cleaning up their image.......


10 posted on 12/18/2006 1:23:23 PM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: globalwhiplash

eye for an eye

i say he gets a lugie in return


11 posted on 12/18/2006 1:24:35 PM PST by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr

Eagles will Destroy Boys!


12 posted on 12/18/2006 1:26:52 PM PST by globalwhiplash (so sad)
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To: globalwhiplash

Ummm..no.


13 posted on 12/18/2006 1:28:13 PM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead, Head-On...Apply Directly To The Forehead")
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To: globalwhiplash

I think the spitting goes on a lot more than the refs and the cameras ever show.. Disgusting as it is.. low life bustards..


14 posted on 12/18/2006 1:28:58 PM PST by tje
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To: globalwhiplash; MotleyGirl70; Larry Lucido; Mr. Brightside

"Nice game, pretty boy!"


15 posted on 12/18/2006 1:30:38 PM PST by Cagey (Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock.))
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To: globalwhiplash

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.?

GO, COWBOYS!


16 posted on 12/18/2006 1:30:40 PM PST by Theresawithanh (I'm Time's Person of the Year - and mom said I'd never amount to anything!)
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To: globalwhiplash
I am just putting this out there. First of all lets take away the profession of those that were spit upon. In Syracuse a women spit upon a man and may be having criminal charges brought against her, (of which I happen to agree). In a football arena one man spat upon another and has to pay a fine. Both actions are hideous and people deserve better treatment than that...Now, lets bring back the factor of the professions. Will TO's behavior be excused by us FReepers because he happens to be a good running back? Will we excuse the the woman in Syracuse for doing the same thing? IMO, both incidents are wrong and done by emotions running amok and general lack of respect for your fellow man.
17 posted on 12/18/2006 1:31:51 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: globalwhiplash
Owens won't be suspended for the Cowboys' Christmas Day NFC East showdown with the Eagles.

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.

18 posted on 12/18/2006 1:32:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

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..

Meadow Muffin


19 posted on 12/18/2006 1:33:45 PM PST by rwgal
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To: dfwgator

More people will see Eagles-Boys on Christmas day than that last Super Bowl between who and who?


20 posted on 12/18/2006 1:35:22 PM PST by globalwhiplash (so sad)
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To: globalwhiplash
Are sports hero starting a new trend. hey, you beat me at hide-and-seek, Spit, Splat. Take that Alice.

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.

21 posted on 12/18/2006 1:35:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kimmers
Will TO's behavior be excused by us FReepers because he happens to be a good running back?

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".

22 posted on 12/18/2006 1:36:13 PM PST by Cagey (Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock.))
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To: Kimmers
Now, lets bring back the factor of the professions. Will TO's behavior be excused by us FReepers because he happens to be a good running back? Will we excuse the the woman in Syracuse for doing the same thing? IMO, both incidents are wrong and done by emotions running amok and general lack of respect for your fellow man.

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.

23 posted on 12/18/2006 1:37:38 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Cagey

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.


24 posted on 12/18/2006 1:37:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cagey
He's actually a wide receiver having a mediocre year because of all his 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.

25 posted on 12/18/2006 1:46:48 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: dfwgator

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.





26 posted on 12/18/2006 1:49:02 PM PST by Cagey (Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock.))
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To: globalwhiplash

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!


27 posted on 12/18/2006 1:51:43 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prayers for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, now more than ever my FRiends.)
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To: globalwhiplash

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.


28 posted on 12/18/2006 1:51:44 PM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: VRWCmember
you must consider him a really elite receiver

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

29 posted on 12/18/2006 1:54:03 PM PST by Cagey (Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock.))
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To: VRWCmember

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.


30 posted on 12/18/2006 1:59:17 PM PST by Jrabbit (Scuse me??)
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To: Cagey
He's actually a wide receiver having a mediocre year because of all his drops ...

I know the story is a little dated (12-01-06) but he is actually not having a bad year .. dallascowboys.com

31 posted on 12/18/2006 1:59:49 PM PST by TexGuy
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To: Jrabbit

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.


32 posted on 12/18/2006 2:07:28 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Red Badger

Not exactly the days of Tom Landry and Tex Schramm, is it?


33 posted on 12/18/2006 2:14:48 PM PST by kenth (I wish compassionate conservatives were more compassionate to conservatism.)
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To: globalwhiplash

These guys are out there trying to kill each other and Hall and the commish are worried about spit. Get Hall some panties!


34 posted on 12/18/2006 2:22:12 PM PST by wolfcreek (Please Lord, May I be, one who sees what's in front of me.)
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To: globalwhiplash

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".


35 posted on 12/18/2006 2:22:35 PM PST by isthisnickcool (If you can't light a fire in the vacuum of space what's the deal with the Sun?)
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To: Dog Gone
I'm a big Cowboys fan, and a lot of their success this year is due to T.O.

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.

36 posted on 12/18/2006 2:28:59 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: rwgal

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.


37 posted on 12/18/2006 2:44:16 PM PST by Perdogg (Check out my Christmas Greetings at my Freep homepage)
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To: TexasCajun

No, but Michael Vick has herpes, so says a woman.



38 posted on 12/18/2006 2:44:56 PM PST by Perdogg (Check out my Christmas Greetings at my Freep homepage)
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To: Theresawithanh

Because people hate Dallas, there are different rules.


39 posted on 12/18/2006 2:45:51 PM PST by Perdogg (Check out my Christmas Greetings at my Freep homepage)
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To: kenth

Really?? I guess you never heard of Duane Thomas or Lance Rentzel, or Hollywood Henderson.


40 posted on 12/18/2006 2:48:39 PM PST by Perdogg (Check out my Christmas Greetings at my Freep homepage)
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To: dfwgator

I know Dick and I never heard that accusation before...where did you pick up that tidbit??


41 posted on 12/18/2006 2:52:39 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..POW input)
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To: Cagey

And Jeremy Shockey and Plaxico Burress are models of virtue?


42 posted on 12/18/2006 3:09:00 PM PST by Perdogg (Check out my Christmas Greetings at my Freep homepage)
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To: Cagey

LOL! You have me in tears over here from your last two pings.


43 posted on 12/18/2006 3:37:56 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: globalwhiplash

"...Eagles will Destroy Boys!..."

Yeah, yeah, yeah.


44 posted on 12/18/2006 4:23:01 PM PST by NCC-1701 (To boldly go where no FReeper has gone before. Live long and prosper.)
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To: Perdogg
And Jeremy Shockey and Plaxico Burress are models of virtue?

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.

45 posted on 12/18/2006 4:24:06 PM PST by Cagey (Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock.))
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To: rwgal
$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.

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.

46 posted on 12/18/2006 4:28:02 PM PST by NittanyLion
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47 posted on 12/18/2006 4:44:29 PM PST by scott says
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To: scott says

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.


48 posted on 12/18/2006 6:37:58 PM PST by TheSouthRocks
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ummmmm yes.


49 posted on 12/18/2006 7:08:03 PM PST by Dog (Day 49. of NOT hearing from Zawahiri........where you at Ayman...that missile almost got you ..huh?)
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