Stephen A. Smith:
Owens did sign a seven-year deal for more than $46 million just last season. He did promise to be a model citizen for an organization whose owner once described it as the “gold standard.” He did say that his spats with former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia were an aberration, that his relationships with McNabb and coach Andy Reid would be just fine, and that the Eagles would benefit greatly from that.
There is a seven-year deal in place, about $46 million on the table, and an $8.5 million signing bonus that Owens already pocketed. But when that was noted, the first words out of Owens’ mouth were, “Tell me I didn’t earn it.”
That’s when it’s time to shut up.
He signed a 7 year deal LAST YEAR. Last year. Nuts. If it was a low ball figure, that is your fault. Let’s not forget, “his situation” in Baltimore was created by him. The reason he is in Philadelphia is because he wanted to go there. Maybe Baltimore would have given him more money? I don’t know. At any rate, it is by his doing. Honor the contract.
“I said what I said because, obviously, somebody in the organization is leaking stuff to make me look bad, to turn the city against me. Now, why do that now? Think about that. Think about where it’s coming from.”