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Terrell Owens Says Jeremiah Trotter Told Him Not To Apologize To Donovan McNabb

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By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Donovan McNabb hasn’t played for the Eagles for two years, neither has Jeremiah Trotter. Terrell Owens hasn’t played for the Eagles for five years, and didn’t play in the NFL at all this season. Yet somehow, in Philadelphia, we’re talking about all of them still.

In the latest issue of GQ magazine, Terrell Owens spoke about his very public feud with Donovan McNabb during his career with the Eagles, and an apology that he never made.

GQ: How about the decision not to publicly apologize to McNabb for suggesting in an interview immediately after the Eagles lost the Super Bowl that the quarterback had “got tired” on the field? For a moment, he is silent. Could he actually be on the verge of admitting he made an error?

Owens: “Well, I probably should have done…,” he begins, rubbing his hand along the contours of his massive shaved dome. Then he stops himself. “No. No. Listen, I was in the locker room before the press conference, and my team captain, Jeremiah Trotter, read through that apology they wrote for me. He got to the bottom part, the part where it had the stuff about Donovan, and he did this.” Owens snatches a piece of paper from the table and rips off the bottom three inches. “This is the team leader we’re talking about; he told me not to do it.”

Trotter’s Twitter account suggests that Jeremiah doesn’t remember it quite going that way.

@JTrotter_54: @terrellowens yo man y u lying to GQ Mag I never told u that call me ASAP!!!!!

@JTrotter_54: @terrellowens @roadkarma what u said in GQ Mag. Thats a lie U got my # call me dude!!!!!!

Even though they don’t agree on what happened, it appears as if Trotter’s not going to hold a grudge.

@JTrotter_54:  @terrellowens despite your recollection and my recollection r different I still love u man!!!!

Good to know there’s still some love there.

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