Thursday, November 10, 2005

Union: Eagles should let T.O. go if they won't reinstate him

The NFL Players Association wants the Philadelphia Eagles to cut Terrell Owens if they're not going to reinstate him after his four-game suspension is over.

"We're not asking them to play him, we can't force them to do that," Gene Upshaw, the NFLPA's executive director, said Wednesday. "But if they're not going to let him come back to practice and do all the other things associated with that, then we want them to cut him, let him become a free agent now."

The union already has appealed the four-game suspension levied on the wide receiver by the Eagles for what coach Andy Reid called "a large number of situations that accumulated over a long period of time."

"The most a player can be suspended is four games. You can't go beyond that."

The appeal will be heard before arbitrator Richard Bloch on Nov. 19.
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