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T.O. going too far? WR reportedly fined $9,500


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This guy just doesn't stop..T.O of all people doesn't have room to f-up..What a cancer..

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2562846

IRVING, Texas -- Terrell Owens has finally pushed the Dallas Cowboys too far, drawing a $9,500 fine for missing a team meeting and a rehabilitation session and being late to an offensive meeting, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.

The incidents occurred Friday, the team's final day preparing for a preseason game against San Francisco. The Cowboys beat the 49ers 17-7, making them 3-0 this preseason without Owens playing any of the games because of a hamstring injury that's also kept him out of 19 of 31 practices since the start of training camp.

Neither team officials nor Owens' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, immediately returned calls to The Associated Press seeking comment Sunday.

During a postgame television interview, Jones did not mention the fine but answered several other questions about Owens. Jones said his only concern with the receiver is "injury, not all this other stuff you hear about."

Owens' past is filled with run-ins with quarterbacks, coaches and others in his own organization. San Francisco and Philadelphia got rid of him, but the Cowboys welcomed him with open arms and a lucrative contract in March, four days after the Eagles released him.

Owens vowed to be a better man and a better teammate in Dallas. While the fine is the most drastic, he already has done plenty to stand out.

He missed much of the offseason training program -- with permission -- and turned his hamstring injury into an attention-getter by flying in specialists to help him rehabilitate and wearing a cycling team outfit one day while pedaling a stationary bicycle.

After returning to practice for several days, coach Bill Parcells ruled him out of a Monday night game and Owens hasn't practiced since. He said he aggravated the injury because the club pushed him too hard. When Parcells said this week that he needs to see Owens on the field, T.O. responded that there's 10 years of tape to show what he can do.

Jones seemed to downplay the drama surrounding Owens' injury by noting that Carolina's Steve Smith and Pittsburgh's Hines Ward also have been slowed by hamstring injuries without drawing the same scrutiny as Owens. He also recalled Deion Sanders' ability to play well after flying in from baseball games and missing long stretches of practice.

"I know this -- when he's healthy, he's going to help us win these ballgames," Jones said.

The Cowboys play their final preseason game Thursday night at home against Minnesota. The opener is Sept. 10 at Jacksonville.

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What are the chances that Parcells calls son-in-law Scott Pioli that to say he'lll give a #1 or a 2 and 3 for Branch, and tell Owens and Rosenhaus to take their dog&pony show along with their $ 5 million vested salary cap number (if TO's on the roster 9/10) elsewhere? Makes too much sense not to happen.

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What are the chances that Parcells calls son-in-law Scott Pioli that to say he'lll give a #1 or a 2 and 3 for Branch, and tell Owens and Rosenhaus to take their dog&pony show along with their $ 5 million vested salary cap number (if TO's on the roster 9/10) elsewhere? Makes too much sense not to happen.

Bugg I never thought of that - but I could see that happening. I thought Owens would shut up and come out motivated this year. Instead he has been a total joke - and make no mistake about it this is his last chance. If Dallas deactivates him for this season he will be lucky to be paid league minimum by a team next year.

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What are the chances that Parcells calls son-in-law Scott Pioli that to say he'lll give a #1 or a 2 and 3 for Branch, and tell Owens and Rosenhaus to take their dog&pony show along with their $ 5 million vested salary cap number (if TO's on the roster 9/10) elsewhere? Makes too much sense not to happen.

Wouldnt that be something!

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what is it with wide receivers anyway?Those 3 guys the Lions drafted in the 1st round,what,3 years in a row.Koren Robinson,Randy Moss,T.O.,Keyshaun,who else? I know I'm missing some...talk about the biggest risk to waste a 1st round DP on.I know some of these guys I listed can perform but man the baggage and bullcrap you gotta put up with...

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what is it with wide receivers anyway?Those 3 guys the Lions drafted in the 1st round,what,3 years in a row.Koren Robinson,Randy Moss,T.O.,Keyshaun,who else? I know I'm missing some...talk about the biggest risk to waste a 1st round DP on.I know some of these guys I listed can perform but man the baggage and bullcrap you gotta put up with...

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You can't script it. Actually, I take that back. You CAN script it. Anyone who didn't know that disease follows this guy wherever he goes ought to stop playing the ponies - the odds are worse.

There is something psychologically wrong with this guy, plain and simple. He had a harsh young life, and to his credit he doesn't smack his girlfriends, do drugs or break the law. Still, there's a faction that thinks because he doesn't do those things in light of his background that he should somehow be excused and looked up to. Hoy, get it right.

EDIT: Hey, what is vCash?

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