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1/31/07 Eagles Get Portion of Owens’ 2004 Singing Bonus Back The Philadelphia Eagles’ feud with Terrell Owens took a final turn nearly two years after the team let him go. The Eagles attempted to recover $1.725 million of Owens’ $2.3 million signing bonus he received after signing a 7-year $48.97 contract in 2004. Problems first started between Owens and the Eagles seven games into the 2005 season when he was suspended because of a series of infractions. Team officials blamed the suspension on incidents including repeated criticism of franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb and lashing out against senior management. During the 2005 season he was suspended four games without pay and the team withheld
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Unformatted text preview: his final five paychecks, totaling $955,880. After an arbitrator ruled in favor of the Eagles over the Player’s Union on Tuesday, Owens owes the Eagles $769,120. Owens recorded team highs in yards (1355) and touchdowns (15) for the Cowboys, including a Pro-Bowl selection during the 2007 season. Owner of the Division rival Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones said after the season that for Owens’ all-star performance in 2007, Jones will pay #81 $3 million in roster bonuses. Eagles team officials declined to comment, and Owens’ agent Drew Rosenhaus did not immediately respond to media attempts for an official statement....
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