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