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    http://my.att.net/s/editorial.dll?p...=sp&rg=blsadstrgt&_lid=332&_lnm=tg sp topnews

    What a good way to show that you earned all that money. :rolleyes:
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Just another example of the iron fist Wade Phillips wields. Is there any other coach you see more fit to handle the egos in the Cowboys lockerroom than Phillips. If things go bad, he will just whip the team in shape while pansies like Belichick or Parcells would just cower in the fetal position in the corner.

    I still think this could be the very year that the Cowboys implode on themselves.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Owens owns that team. They're in for a big blow up this year with the added personalities and contract issues they're having.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Not to mention their head coach will be too busy looking over his shoulder all year long at Jason Garrett.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    What contract issues? Ken Hamlin is the only training camp holdout and it's because he's been franchised. The team and Hamlin are aggressively working to get a deal done.

    There are rumors going around that Owens' absence has something to do with the health of his eight year old boy. Odds are this is a non-story and if the rumors are true I hope it is, but since it is T.O.-related you know speculation will run rampant. I would think that after Spygate that Patriots fans would be the first ones to avoid another rush to judgment.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    I used to avoid rushes to judgement but, during Spygate, 85% of fans from other teams never extended my team that same courtesy. Since then, I've been a lot "freer" to judge other teams in the initial story. That and I just don't like T.O., lol. Don't mind the Cowboys, but hate T.O.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.




    Exactly.

    For everyone else: T.O. has been an asshat in the past, but how does an excused absence from June minicamps for personal matters make him a turd now? :confused:
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Couldnt agree with you more...no one ever cared about our team during the whole Spygate fiasco....
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Who/what/where said it was an excused absence? That is nowhere in the article that I posted and I haven't seen it anywhere else yet.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    I got it from Rotoworld, which got it from The Dallas Morning News.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    "T.O. is dealing with a personal matter not related to last week's drug-testing issue. He took his physical yesterday and was excused for the rest of the week."


    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/06/to-wont-show-for-minicamp.html

    That is from the Dallas Morning News blog (would be the equivalent of Reiss' in Boston)
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Well then I hope he is okay....
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Personal matter = he doesn't feel like practicing. Quite the same thing Burress is probably going through. Didn't he skip the mini-camps the last couple of years as well with "injuries" that miraculously healed before the first game of the season?
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Is this supposed to be a lesson we learned? I'll tell you what I learned...fans of other teams were royal *******s when it came to our team and I can't wait to return the favor.

    Here's hoping for a scandal laden season for every other NFL team full of hatred and irrationality from everyone else. Hope you like it.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    He was there in the morning according to several players, got news of whatever the personal issue was and then left. He just got a new contract and has participated in every Organized Team Activity thus far, even the OTA's prior to the new contract. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize that the news is a death or serious illness in the family.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    too much soap opera in Cowboys. Did he not cry after his team lost a playoff game?
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Yeah... either that or he just doesn't feel like practicing. Considering the news, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now. But don't be suprised when he pulls that same hammy he's been complaining about for the past two training camps and has to miss practice.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    I am fine with veteran players getting rest in training camp. It worked well for Moss last preseason (NFL record for TDs in a season) and it has worked well for Owens (more TDs than any receiver in the past 2 years). Guys like Sam Hurd and Miles Austin will benefit from the work with the first team. He is a guy who not only plays hurt but still plays at an elite level when hurt, so I give him the benefit of the doubt.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    I could not agree more.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Hold up wait a minute.

    TO has a kid? And I thought I knew everything about him.:eek:
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    His name is Lil' T and he has learned to share.
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    Learned to share huh? Must have learned it from his mama then.:p
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    UPDATE: Jean Jacques Taylor (Dallas Morning News) just said on the radio that there was a death in the family.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Worked for Moss last season.

    Honestly, 75% of the Pats fans here are complete hypocrites. Don't give me that "spygate changed us" sob story, you were hypocrites before. Pats fans are no different than any other teams' fans, when it our team we play it down, when it's someone else the rumors start flying.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    If that means his 8 year old kid that's terrible. He'll need more time off than 2 days. If it's someone else related that sucks too. I tend to veiw him as a selfish buffoon, but that's just a nationally fed media perception. I just happen to think his intellect is far behind his abilities to handle the spotlight, whatever his real motivations are.

    I would tend to beleive he genuinely likes playing in Dallas. Fact is it is a good team. See you in Tampa BWare.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    I'm not sure what Crapgate has to do with anything; the only reason this is news is because it involves one of the most flamboyant, mic loving drama queens in the NFL today. Git cher popcorn ready...;)

    People judge him because that's the position he's put himself in after all these years of being in front of a camera and a mic. He's always loved being the story and oftentimes he's tried very hard to make sure that he is exactly that. Maybe right now he wishes that weren't the case, but owell. And that's the Cowboys themselves too- it's no secret Jones doesn't mind the Hollywood-ish persona his team has.

    I hope TO's son is ok:( I'd find it hard to believe someone would make up a story about their own child's health; talk about bad karma:eek:
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Can we please merge this thread and the Javon Walker thread into a "jump to conclusions" mega-thread?
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    It really is absurd. Instead of taking lessons learned from "spygate" about assumptions and innuendo and waiting until the actual story comes out before going apeshit, Pats fans cast more judgement than a fat housewife with a National Enquirer the second these "stories" come out.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    You know the offseason is too long and there are too many middle aged men on here when you get jumped all over for making a thread about T.O. then assume that he's missing practice because you think he doesn't want to work (like the last two years). Seriously, the both of you need to take a chill pill. There's a death in the family... something that I didn't know before that I know now.
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    Re: OT: Terrell Owens gets all that money then misses mandatory mini-camp.

    Well not everyone deals with something like that the same way you do. Nobody really gave the Pats the benefit of the doubt during Spygate. Nobody gave Randy Moss the benefit of the doubt after that woman said he struck her before the Super Bowl. Oh wait, someone did? Oh, they were Pats fans. Well, that doesn't count unfortunately. Everyone else just jumped to a conclusion that they are still riding as we speak. Again, they never extended us that courtesy, why should I do it for them?

    And please, if this thread sucks so bad, there are four links at the top and one button at the bottom of the page that you can click to exit it.
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