by Bodog - 08/12/2005
August 11, 2005 - Bodog released odds today on whether Terrell Owens will report to training camp prior to the first week of the NFL season.
"The Philadelphia Eagles' star wide receiver's departure from training camp has raised a lot questions for Eagles fans," says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog.
Ayre was referring to Owens' dismissal from training camp, a result of an argument he had with head coach Andy Reid.
"Will Owens be allowed back to camp before the season starts? Will his team even accept him if he comes back? Lots of questions remain unanswered; one thing is certain, we're all fixed on T.O.'s next move," says Ayre.
Owens arrived at training camp last week despite being unhappy with Eagles management over their refusal to renegotiate his seven-year, $48.97-million contract. Since arriving to camp, the star player, a key member of the Eagles' offensive arsenal, reportedly has kept to himself.
The argument with Reid is said to have stemmed from a team discussion about " player obligations", such as autograph sessions for fans.
Last season, Owens had 77 receptions for 1,200 yards and a franchise-record 14 touchdown catches. Despite severely injuring his ankle late in the season, Owens returned for the Super Bowl and caught nine passes for 122 yards in Philadelphia's loss to the New England Patriots.
Will Owens be back with the Eagles in time for the season-opener at Atlanta on Sept. 12? Bodog's bookmakers show the odds: Yes -170 and No +130.