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Cochise
11-06-2005, 06:22 PM
sorry if repost http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2215718


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?"

On his radio show Sunday night, Douglas said no punches were landed and he didn't discuss details of the incident.

"It's not something you're proud of so why should I glorify it?" Douglas said on WIP-AM.

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.

When asked about the fight, the Eagles declined to comment.

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.

tk13
11-06-2005, 06:25 PM
TO is about to find out that IT'S HUGH TIME, WOMAN!

Rain Man
11-06-2005, 06:27 PM
When he challenged them, it would've been great if the entire team had come over and beaten him senseless, smashing benches over his head and stuff. It could have been a great team bonding moment.

Cochise
11-06-2005, 06:30 PM
When he challenged them, it would've been great if the entire team had come over and beaten him senseless, smashing benches over his head and stuff. It could have been a great team bonding moment.

"Yeah, in fact, we all want some"

(owning commences)

go bowe
11-06-2005, 06:30 PM
When he challenged them, it would've been great if the entire team had come over and beaten him senseless, smashing benches over his head and stuff. It could have been a great team bonding moment.it's a shame you weren't there to give them some professional advice on how to handle that situation, after polling the players, of course...

Halfcan
11-06-2005, 06:31 PM
I hope Hugh kicked TOdors ass!!

Calcountry
11-06-2005, 07:05 PM
it's a shame you weren't there to give them some professional advice on how to handle that situation, after polling the players, of course...Poll to follow...ROFL

Rain Man
11-06-2005, 07:08 PM
it's a shame you weren't there to give them some professional advice on how to handle that situation, after polling the players, of course...


That'd be a cool poll.


Question: Would you like a piece of this?

1. Yes. I'm going over there right now.
2. Yes, but only if several other players are also going over there to beat him up.
3. No. I think dissent is good for the team.
4. Can't we just get Ray Lewis to stab him?

Cochise
11-06-2005, 07:10 PM
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING MEAN GENE, LISTEN UP HUGH, I'M COMING FOR YOU BROTHER, I'M GOING TO BE IN THE TRAINING ROOM WAITING, IN YOUR LOCKER, AND WHEN YOU SLEEP I'M ON THE BACK OF YOUR EYELIDS. I ONLY GOT ONE QUESTION FOR YOU BROTHER. WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE LARGEST ARMS IN THE WORLD RUN WILD ON YOU.... AAAAAGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!1

Fruit Ninja
11-06-2005, 07:18 PM
ahh, i miss Hollywood of old WcW, best era of wrestling ever.

robags0817
11-06-2005, 07:27 PM
how come they refer to douglas as an ex eagle. He is currentlywith the team.......Isn't he?

chefsos
11-06-2005, 08:33 PM
how come they refer to douglas as an ex eagle. He is currentlywith the team.......Isn't he?

THIS IS AN EX-EAGLE!! (See: Python, Monty; Cochise's avatar)

http://www.nfl.com/teams/rosters/PHI

Douglas was cut in camp, I believe.

Bowser
11-06-2005, 08:42 PM
That'd be a cool poll.


Question: Would you like a piece of this?

1. Yes. I'm going over there right now.
2. Yes, but only if several other players are also going over there to beat him up.
3. No. I think dissent is good for the team.
4. Can't we just get Ray Lewis to stab him?

You would go into the Eagles locker room with a poll that has no Gaz option? You are one Bad Dude.

I'm naming my next child Apricot. I hope it's a girl....