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Old 11-08-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
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McNabb's father relieved, sad over T.O. mess

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Donovan McNabb's father is relieved that Terrell Owens probably won't play for the Eagles again.

The T.O. drama ...


Sam McNabb also wasn't surprised when he learned that the enigmatic wide receiver won't be welcomed back to the team after serving his four-game suspension, according to a report in The Philadelphia Daily News.

"Here's the reality of it," Sam McNabb told the paper. "There's been far too much press, far too much attention drawn to a situation that couldn't have become anything but a cancer to this team. And as we've learned in medicine, the best way to treat a cancer is to remove it. Not only will it do Donovan a lot better, but I think this whole team will do a lot better."

As for speculation that his son helped to engineer the divorce, the elder McNabb wasn't buying it.

"No one knows better than the players how difficult it is to get to that level, and I don't think Donovan would ever do something to destroy that for someone else," McNabb said. "I think he would be the most patient he could and hope and pray that it would work itself out. But I don't think he would ever personally put the kibosh on it."

But McNabb also told the Daily News he was saddened when he learned about the Eagles' decision to suspend Owens.

"As a father, as a man, as a sports enthusiast, I think this is a sad day," McNabb said. "It's another young man with a golden opportunity to do good in his life who opted to take a different stand.

"The sad side of it is this is a guy who could have been and who was very productive in this system. It's sad that wasn't enough for the guy."

Of course, McNabb is no stranger to hearing the taunts, jeers and criticisms of his famous son. On draft day in 1999, Eagles fans loudly booed the team's pick. And then there were Rush Limbaugh's now infamous remarks about the media's approach to black quarterbacks.

As for Owens, McNabb said the wide receiver's criticisms of his son stung him not as a father, but as a black man.

"Within the last month, we've seen a man (Donovan McNabb) who is trying to accomplish something very difficult, to be an African-American quarterback at the top of his game, attacked by someone of his own race," McNabb said. "That's what really amazes me. It's like another black-on-black crime. Those are hurts that create scars that take a long time to heal."


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Old 11-08-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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Daddy was great until he pulled out the race card.

I really like Donovan. One cool dude.


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Old 11-08-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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True... the race card was completely unnecessary, but I do think that he is in the right about T.O. being a bad person
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