Skip to comments.Specter of antitrust: Senator says T.O. mistreated
Posted on 11/29/2005 6:25:13 AM PST by Niteranger68
PHILADELPHIA -- Sen. Arlen Specter is accusing the National Football League and the Philadelphia Eagles of treating Terrell Owens unfairly. The Pennsylvania Republican says he might refer the matter to the antitrust subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which he is the chairman. Specter said at a news conference Monday in Harrisburg it was "vindictive and inappropriate" for the league and the Eagles to forbid the all-pro wide receiver from playing and to prevent other teams from talking to him. He said, "It's a restraint of trade for them to do that" and "it might be a violation of antitrust laws." Some other legal experts disagree. Arbitrator Richard Bloch said last week the team's actions were supported by the labor agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association. The Eagles suspended Owens on Nov. 5 for four games without pay for "conduct detrimental to the team." They deactivated him with pay on Sunday after the suspension ended.
Is he referring to Scottish anti-trust law?
Please tell me this is Scrappleface.
The man signed a contract, and is getting paid for not working what he would normally get paid for working? Isn't that what lawsuit-shy corporations around the nation do with such characters?
Gee, too bad Kim Basinger didn't get this kind of sympathy.
Unbelievable. What a moron(s).
'Senile' or maybe 'moonbat.' Methinks Snarlin' Arlen needs a refresher on contract law 101.
No, not Scrappleface but Pennsylvania. I admit it's sometimes hard to tell the difference.
I have given Specter the benefit of the doubt up to now, allowing for his illness and age and even possibly Alzheimer's as excuses. Now he comes out of the closet as a Terrell Owens fan? The senator needs to be committed to an asylum.
"He said, "It's a restraint of trade for them to do that" and "it might be a violation of antitrust laws.""
I thought the NFL had an anti-trust exemption.
Obviously Specter has too much time on his hands.
Hey, why not. After all, we've solved every other challenge facing us in the 21st century.
Why exactly is this clown sill in the Senate? I'd rather see a Democrat. At least that would be truth in advertising.
T.O. been making some donations lately? Or do some key PHilly vote machine operators have a lot of T.O. sympathy?
His copy of the Constitution is a lot different than mine. I can't find where congress is supposed to look after multi-millionare athletes...
As usual, Specter has no idea what he's talking about.
maybe spectre could just hire TO himself and see what a great public relations coup that would be (yar! yar! yar!)
Maybe he's just looking for a reason to delay the Alito confirmation hearings again and give the Dims more time to dig up dirt. They haven't had a lot of luck with that lately.
But no time for the Alito nomination hearings, apparently.
Or better yet, Spooky could resign his position and become T(he eg)O's agent.