PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles sued their former wide receiver Terrell Owens for bonus money he has not repaid the team.
The suit for nearly $770,000 was filed in U.S. District Court on Monday. Owens lost in arbitration earlier this year, a ruling calling him to repay $1.7 million in bonuses the team paid him when he played in Philadelphia in 2004 and '05.
Neither the team nor Owens' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, returned phone calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.
The Eagles suspended Owens for conduct detrimental to the team midway through 2005, a half-year one year after he helped them get to the Super Bowl. Owens lost $965,000 in salary from the final five games of 2005 after the team withheld game checks.
He was released after that season and the Eagles now are trying to get back the remaining sum: $769,117.
Owens subsequently signed with the Dallas Cowboys for $25 million over three years.

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Chargers vs. Vikings Pick Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to pick up another preseason win when they host the San Diego Chargers at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Cowboys' 2016 Super Bowl odds drop Quarterback Tony Romo will miss between 6-10 weeks with a back injury and the odds that the Cowboys will win the 2016 Super Bowl have...
Thumbnail Broncos host Rams, QB battles abound No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff had a pretty nondescript training camp. Judging by the Los Angeles coaching staff’s outline for preseason game No. 3, not much is...
Thumbnail Giants vs. Jets Preseason Pick Will tonight's Giants and Jets matchup at 7:30PM ET be low-scoring for bettors?
Thumbnail Eagles vs. Colts Preseason Pick Will the Colts hand the Eagles their first loss this preseason when the two teams meet at 7:00PM ET tonight?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages