Side Lines for Tuesday — November 08, 2005

• Eagles say Owens won’t Return

Eagles say Owens won’t return

PHILADELPHIA — Terrell Owens can take his touchdowns and dance somewhere else.

The tempestuous star receiver won’t return to the Philadelphia Eagles this season — or probably ever — because of “a large number of situations that accumulated over a long period of time,” coach Andy Reid said Monday.

Owens was suspended for Sunday night’s 17-10 loss at Washington, and will remain suspended for three more games without pay. After that, the Eagles plan to deactivate him for the rest of the season.

Reid said the outspoken player “had been warned repeatedly about the consequences of his actions.” “We gave Terrell every opportunity to avoid this outcome,” he said.

Owens was suspended Saturday, two days after he said the Eagles showed “a lack of class” for not publicly recognizing his 100th career touchdown catch in a game on Oct. 23. In the same interview with on Thursday, Owens said the Eagles would be better off with Green Bay’s Brett Favre at quarterback instead of Donovan McNabb.

Owens also was involved in a fight last week with former Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas, who remains with the team as its “ambassador.” Owens apologized for his comments about the organization in a brief statement on Friday, but he didn’t apologize to McNabb or the team.

“The league has been notified by the players’ union that they will be grieving our right to take that action,” Reid said, “therefore there is nothing more that I can say at this point.”

Kapa’a boys volleyball in action this afternoon

The Kapa’a High School boys volleyball team will be making their bid for the state title this afternoon starting at 3:30 when they take on the winner of Monday’s Hana and Honoka’a matchup.

The fourth seeded Kapa’a team drew a bye on opening day while the girls went into action against Kaimuki with a 5 p.m. service.

However, results from day one action at the Hawai’i High School Athletic Association state championships were not available at press time.

If the Kapa’a women won their opening bid, they will be in action against the fourth seeded Honoka’a Dragons starting at 3:30 p.m. today.

The girls games are being played at Radford High School while the boys compete at Punahou School.


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