View Full Version : Now Jesse Jackson is in involved w/ T.O.
11-13-2005, 03:39 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson called the Philadelphia Eagles' punishment of Terrell Owens "much too severe."
Jackson said in a statement released Friday that Owens could have been more professional when he publicly complained about his contract, his team and the Eagles' organization.
But Jackson said Owens' suspension without pay for four games and deactivation for the rest of the season is "much too severe for the charge" and hurts the athlete's NFL career at its height.
The civil rights activist said the level of punishment could have been warranted if Owens had been caught shaving points, selling drugs, carrying a gun or fighting fans without sufficient restraint.
"This does not warrant a one-year ban from the game," Jackson said, adding that the Eagles should release Owens to the open market or free agency if they no longer want to associate with him.
Ralph Nader, a consumer activist and former presidential candidate, has already called for the suspension to be rescinded.
Owens was suspended last week after he said in an interview that the Eagles showed "a lack of class" for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch, and that the team would be better off with Green Bay's Brett Favre as quarterback. He has since apologized.
11-13-2005, 10:18 AM
Jesse only wants to be around controversy, just for himself
11-13-2005, 10:31 AM
And so does TO..its a match made in heaven !!
11-13-2005, 10:36 AM
Of course, if TO was white Jesse Jackson wouldn't say a damn thing about it.
On a side note, what the heck does Jesse Jackson do?? Does he have a job?? How does he earn money??
11-13-2005, 12:45 PM
He's a reverand, of course...
but he has no church, or followers, or certifacation...
11-13-2005, 01:05 PM
I was thinking to myself - how can you make a T.O. related saga even more seedy?
The answer was infront of me when I woke this morning - a 'Champion Of Civil Rights' sticking his nose into the cry-baby affairs of an unbelieveably well paid sportsman.
All the 'Civil Rights' injustices in the world and this is the stuff he is focusing his attention on?
11-13-2005, 02:06 PM
Jesse has a NON-Profit foundation for equal rights, that he has gotten rich off of???????Non Profit???
:laughing: I guess it was only a matter of time... Jesse always seems to add his :twocents: to the most controversial topics.
11-15-2005, 08:55 AM
The thing that pisses me off is that T.O. had no problem repeatedly stirring up the shit-pot by shooting his mouth off about McNabb and the Eagles Organization and now that he has to face the consequences/punishment for his actions he feels the need to let his
"Agent-Public Relations Person" Drew Rosenhaus make statements of apology on his behalf and now he's got Jesse Jackson trying to drum up sympathy for his sorry ass.
Why not speak for yourself T.O. instead of letting dumbass mouthpieces like Jackson and Rosenhaus talk for you?? Obviously your mouth is only good for spewing out "Stupidities" instead of anything intelligent.
11-17-2005, 08:31 PM
Jesse, T.O., and the retarded agent need to take a flight to NOWHERE and join the cast of LOST!!!!!
11-17-2005, 08:51 PM
Jesse Stay Out Of This!
11-18-2005, 01:22 AM
Jesse Stay Out Of This!
I second that!
11-20-2005, 11:18 PM
Jesse needs to keep his nose out of the NFL
11-22-2005, 02:47 PM
When will there be a ruling???
11-23-2005, 06:36 PM
When will there be a ruling???
I heard today on Sirius NFL Radio that the arbitrator upheld the 4 game suspension of Owens without pay and the Eagles can put him on the inactive roster for the rest of the season and he also has to stay away from the Eagles training facilities at the request of the Eagles.
T.O. has been "Keyshawned" for the rest of the season.
Thank goodness there's some justice out there and he got what he deserved.
11-23-2005, 06:44 PM
It's a good thing that Jesse and Ralph Nader are making sure that the little guys don't get railroaded. Give me an "effin" break with those two. Probably not any racism or consumer fraud going on anywhere, is there gentlemen?
The help T.O. needs involves ink blots and couches. Stay out of this and go where you could actually help some people, fellas.
11-23-2005, 09:51 PM
When will there be a ruling???
Owens loses case against Eagles
Posted: 2 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Terrell Owens was shut down completely: his grievance, his season, his tumultuous time with the Philadelphia Eagles.
It's all over.
For conduct proven to be a "destructive and continuing threat" to his team, an arbitrator ruled Wednesday that the Eagles were justified in suspending their All-Pro receiver for four games - and are within their rights to deactivate him for the rest of the year.
The Eagles will now look to trade or release Owens before next March, when he's due a $5 million roster bonus.
Arbitrator Richard Bloch wrote in his 38-page decision that there was "no violation of the labor agreement inherent in the club's decision to pay Mr. Owens, but not to permit him to play or practice due to the nature of his conduct and its destructive and continuing threat to the team."
After the ruling, the Eagles released a one-paragraph statement thanking Bloch for considering the matter and saying Philadelphia is looking forward to "moving on with our preparations for Sunday's game vs. Green Bay and the rest of the 2005 season and will have no further comment on this issue."
The players association was so incensed, however, that executive director Gene Upshaw said he would have Bloch removed from the list of approved arbitrators next month when both the union and management are given that option.
"He piled on," Upshaw said. "He went beyond what we have in the agreement. When I have an arbitrator go beyond the agreement, I have no choice. Clearly, when you look at this case, is decision even went beyond what the Eagles said in their legal briefs."
Bloch heard more than 13 hours of testimony last week. Owens' side argued the penalty is excessive and the Eagles' decision to deactivate him is too severe; he had sought to be reinstated or released so he can sign with another team.
NFL head of labor relations Harold Henderson said the league was "pleased that the arbitrator has upheld the right of a club to suspend a player for conduct detrimental to the club."
Owens was suspended Nov. 5 after he again criticized quarterback Donovan McNabb, called the organization "classless" and fought with former teammate Hugh Douglas. Two days later, the Eagles extended the suspension to four games and told Owens not to return.
The reigning conference champions are 0-3 without Owens and 4-6 overall, last in the NFC East.
"We're trying to concentrate so hard because we know it's there, we're not being ourselves," said defensive end N.D. Kalu. "It just got to the point where it's just frustrating. We're playing the Giants, we're playing Green Bay, but yet we're talking about a guy who's not here. Most of us like him, but we're not supposed to like him, so you've got to watch how you answer the questions."
Some players, including Pro Bowl linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, said they wanted Owens back, but coach Andy Reid and management stuck by their decision.
"Mr. Owens and his agent threatened a campaign of disruption and implemented it through repeated acts, large and small, of disrespect, dissention and insubordination, culminating with a well publicized verbal assault on the team and on the quarterback."
? Arbitrator Richard Bloch, in his ruling Wednesday
"T.O. has friends on the team, so they're going to feel for T.O. and like him," Reid said before the decision was announced. "I expected guys to come talk to me. Jeremiah, being one of the leaders, did that. I didn't have a problem with it."
Owens has five years remaining on a seven-year, $48.97 million contract that he signed when he came to Philadelphia in March 2004. His problems started when he demanded a new contract after an outstanding season in which he caught 77 passes for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He took his first verbal shot at McNabb, suggesting the five-time Pro Bowl quarterback was tired in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl loss to New England.
McNabb responded harshly and the two didn't speak for a prolonged period in training camp. They briefly reconciled their relationship and performed well together on the field - Owens had 47 catches for 763 yards and six TDs in seven games.
Owens earned a one-week exile from training camp after a heated dispute with Reid that followed a shouting match with offensive coordinator Brad Childress.
One day after the Eagles told him to go home for good, a contrite Owens pleaded for another chance in a public apology outside his home in Moorestown, N.J., but the team was unmoved.
Owens was set to earn base salaries of $770,000 in 2006, $5.5 million in 2007, $6.5 million in 2008, $7.5 million in 2009, and $8.5 million in 2010.
11-24-2005, 08:04 AM
Jesse Jackson wasnt able to help! AWE thtas to bad, back to chasing ambulances for him
11-24-2005, 12:21 PM
If Jesse knows what good for him he'll stay outta this. Everyone's gonna think he likes T.O. Despite his sour attitude
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