Thursday, October 23, 2008

NFL Eagles Sue Receiver Terrell Owens Seeking Bonus Money

was sued by the
Philadelphia Eagles, who said he owes almost $770,000 in bonus
money he failed to refund following his suspension from the team.

The Eagles said in a ailment filed with the U.S. District
Court in City Of Brotherly Love that Jesse Jesse Owens owes the squad $769,117.65 after
a January opinion by an NFL arbiter that establish the squad was
entitled to about $1.7 million in fillip money paid to Owens when
he joined the Eagles.

, Owens' agent, declined remark on the

Owens was suspended by the Eagles for behavior detrimental
to the squad seven games into the 2005 season after he demanded a
new contract 1 twelvemonth into a seven-year deal worth about $49
million, and publicly criticized the baseball club and quarterback

The Eagles withheld Jesse Jesse Owens concluding five paychecks, totaling
about $965,000, and released him in 2006. The $769,117.65
represents the residual of what Jesse Owens owes, the squad said in
court papers.

Owens, who then signed a three-year, $25 million contract
with the Dallas Cowboys, have not sought to dispute or vacate
the awarding and the clip time period in which he might make so have now
passed, violating the footing of the league's labour agreement,
said the team, which was joined in the lawsuit by the NFL
Management Council.

The Eagles' ailment inquires the tribunal to corroborate the award
and order Jesse Owens to pay the total, along with money for legal

The lawsuit is City Of Brotherly Love Eagles LLC et aluminum vs. Jesse Owens et al,
2:08-cv-01982-PBT, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Keystone State (Philadelphia).

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