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    T.O. Fined $9,500 By The Cowboys

    IRVING, Texas -- Terrell Owens has finally pushed the Dallas Cowboys too far, drawing a $9,500 fine for missing a team meeting and a rehabilitation session and being late to an offensive meeting, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.

    "That's our club business. That's going to be accounted for," team owner Jerry Jones told the newspaper.

    At a Monday news conference, coach Bill Parcells refused to acknowledge that Owens had been fined.

    The incidents occurred Friday, the team's final day preparing for a preseason game against San Francisco. The Cowboys beat the ***** 17-7, making them 3-0 this preseason without Owens playing any of the games because of a hamstring injury that's also kept him out of 19 of 31 practices since the start of training camp.

    Neither team officials nor Owens' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, immediately returned calls to The Associated Press seeking comment Sunday.

    During a postgame television interview, Jones did not mention the fine but answered several other questions about Owens. Jones said his only concern with the receiver is "injury, not all this other stuff you hear about."

    Owens' past is filled with run-ins with quarterbacks, coaches and others in his own organization. San Francisco and Philadelphia got rid of him, but the Cowboys welcomed him with open arms and a lucrative contract in March, four days after the Eagles released him.

    Owens vowed to be a better man and a better teammate in Dallas. While the fine is the most drastic, he already has done plenty to stand out.

    He missed much of the offseason training program -- with permission -- and turned his hamstring injury into an attention-getter by flying in specialists to help him rehabilitate and wearing a cycling team outfit one day while pedaling a stationary bicycle.

    After returning to practice for several days, Parcells ruled him out of a Monday night game and Owens hasn't practiced since. He said he aggravated the injury because the club pushed him too hard. When Parcells said this week that he needs to see Owens on the field, T.O. responded that there's 10 years of tape to show what he can do.

    Jones seemed to downplay the drama surrounding Owens' injury by noting that Carolina's Steve Smith and Pittsburgh's Hines Ward also have been slowed by hamstring injuries without drawing the same scrutiny as Owens. He also recalled Deion Sanders' ability to play well after flying in from baseball games and missing long stretches of practice.

    "I know this -- when he's healthy, he's going to help us win these ballgames," Jones said.

    The Cowboys play their final preseason game Thursday night at home against Minnesota. The opener is Sept. 10 at Jacksonville.


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    Re: T.O. Fined $9,500 By The Cowboys

    You got to love this idiot. No matter how much money he gets, or where he plays, he always manages to make an ass of himself. It couldn't have happened to a better team though. I hope the T.O virus infects the entire team like it did to the Eagles last year.
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    Re: T.O. Fined $9,500 By The Cowboys

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMMAN68 View Post
    You got to love this idiot. No matter how much money he gets, or where he plays, he always manages to make an ass of himself. It couldn't have happened to a better team though. I hope the T.O virus infects the entire team like it did to the Eagles last year.
    And to think all this has happened before he's even suited up for game one. He's suited up for Team Discovery on the stationary bike, but not for Dallas on the field.

    I've got to believe the T.O. virus is a formality in Dallas. What do the Cowboys expect, he'll come back and keep his mouth shut. Parcells must already be regretting the whole experiment.

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    Re: T.O. Fined $9,500 By The Cowboys

    I absolutely love this. Serve Jones right for forcing this player onto Parcells. The guy (T.O.) is a class A jerk. He is everything that is wrong with pro sports. I wish these owners would have the balls to freeze these type of players out of the NFL.
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