Eskin is reporting that the suspension is upheld, all four games. The Eagles also do not have to allow Owens back into the Eagles locker room. They do not have to release him either.
T.O. can take his ball and go home.
Gargano: Eagles win in all matters, except on the field.
The players' union is expected to file a second grievance about Owens' deactivation after the suspension is served.Because
Owens' suspension is now official, the Eagles have the option to ask
Owens to return more than $2 million in bonus money he was paid by the
team in the past two years.Speculation is Owens will probably accept a buyout that keeps him from another team until March 2006.Owens was under a four-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.The Eagles maintain the suspension was fair and are willing to pay Owens about $1 million to stay home the final five games.The
union said the penalty was excessive. It was seeking Owens'
reinstatement to the Eagles or his release so he can sign with another
EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.
Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.
Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.
Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.
Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.
TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.
Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,
Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.