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Onion: TO Pre-Emptively Disparages Next Contract

Sep 26, 2005, 12:15 AM EDT

I had to share this with those who haven’t seen it, Onion Sports:

PHILADELPHIA—Eagles wideout Terrell Owens, who recently returned to his
team after a training-camp holdout on the second year of his
seven-year, $49 million contract, took time Monday to verbally blast
the amount, duration, and bonuses of whatever contract he signs next.

"It’s going to be a damn travesty," said the 31-year-old All-Pro,
speaking to reporters months or even years before the hypothetical
contract is drawn up. "A travesty. I’m one of the best receivers in
this league—hell, after the incredible, record-breaking season I’m sure
I’ll have had when I sign this next contract, I might be the best ever.
But I wouldn’t go so far as to call this next contract the best ever.
It’s going to be an insult on the part of whichever team I eventually
sign with, and they’ll know it. I demand they give me what I really

"I know I’m a top player in this game," Owens added. "But my next contract simply won’t reflect that."

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