March 12, 2004

And This Guy Gets A Thrice-Weekly Column?

I don't have strong feelings one way or the other on Detroit News sports columnist Rob Parker (although Detroit Sports Rag isn't too fond of him), but he couldn't have gotten this take more wrong if his life depended on it:

Receiver Terrell Owens. He gets three cheers for standing up and fighting his trade to the Baltimore Ravens. Former Broncos quarterback John Elway refused to go to Baltimore after the Colts drafted him No. 1. T.O. is within his rights.
John Elway never signed any contract with the Colts - he even warned them before they drafted him that he would not play for them, saying he would go to the USFL or even Major League Baseball. Elway was under no obligation to the Colts and was well within his rights to do what he did. Owens, on the other hand, is in a contract without a no-trade clause, so he's obligated to report to the Ravens. Call me crazy, but I believe that anybody who holds out on an active contract should be sued by the team holding that contract.

Posted by Chris at March 12, 2004 12:41 PM

Category: Sports