Friday, November 18, 2005

TO Suspension Dispute

You may remember that I am rather passionate about the antics of football star Terrell Owens. I wanted to highlight this article by a practicing NYC attorney regarding Owen's appeal of his suspension. I report with much glee, that 1) the suspension will stand (no player can force a team to accept their services), and that 2) for at least 4 games of the remainder of the season, TO will be going without pay (as allowed under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, which allows team discretion on disruptive acts). It is good to see a professional sports team not back down in exercising contract rights when dealing with a professional baby, er. . . athlete. All due respect to Professor Martin, but contractual terms do have meaning.