Friday, August 12, 2005Donovan to T.O. -- It's On!
McNabb, who made a recruiting pitch to get Owens to Philadelphia before last season, was tired of hearing Owens complain.
"Now for my name to be thrown out again, this is the second time. Keep my name out of your mouth," he said. "Keep my family's name out of your mouth."
Owens called McNabb a "hypocrite" on Thursday because the quarterback said publicly that he did not want to meet with Owens, while Owens said McNabb did try to arrange a meeting.
McNabb said he didn't learn until Thursday that his brother did reach out to someone close to Owens to arrange a meeting where the two Eagles could possibly work out their differences.
McNabb was bothered that Owens brought his family into his televised rants.
"My family doesn't need to be involved in any of this. I don't need to be involved in any of this," he said. "Now when you bring my family into it, I have a problem."
As it remains the Eagles training camp is the only exciting thing about the preseason thus far. T.O. is expected to talk to Andy Reid before being allowed to return to camp. He is taking his week off to go to the Bahamas and "get a tan". [Wire]