PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb have resolved their feud, according to the enigmatic All-Pro wide receiver.
Owens said Friday in a radio interview on Miami’s 790 AM that he spoke to McNabb and the two Philadelphia Eagles stars are “getting along just fine.”
“We both have a mutual respect for each other and I think we probably understand that both of us may have been wrong in the situation, but that’s between Donovan and I,” Owens said.
Owens started the friction in April when he took a shot at McNabb, saying he “wasn’t the guy who got tired in the Super Bowl.”
McNabb responded harshly, insisting he didn’t get sick and wasn’t tired in the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ 24-21 loss to New England eight months ago.
After he was banished from camp last month following a heated dispute with coach Andy Reid, Owens again went after McNabb, calling the five-time Pro Bowl quarterback a hypocrite. Owens has changed his act since returning to practice, and hasn’t caused any disruptions.
Owens isn’t speaking to reporters in Philadelphia, but did a television interview with ESPN’s Michael Irvin earlier this week and is scheduled to appear weekly on the radio station in Miami.
“I don’t hate Donovan. I never hated Donovan. I was frustrated at the time. There was emotion. I have a right to do that,” Owens said. “I don’t have a problem. I’m not too proud to go up to Donovan and say, ‘Let’s work this out, or let’s play ball and put everything behind us.’ I’m not too proud to do that, not at all.”
Asked on Thursday if he had spoken to Owens, McNabb wouldn’t comment.
“When we’re out on that field, we have the best relationship possible, to be the best at what we do,” McNabb said.
Despite their icy relationship, McNabb and Owens had no trouble on the field. In their lone appearance together in the preseason, the two connected five times for 131 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage in a victory over Cincinnati on Aug. 26.
Both players celebrated that score separately with other teammates and ignored each other throughout the game, but Owens said he’s now broken the silence.
Owens dominated the headlines this offseason with his demand for a new contract just one season into the seven-year, $48.97 million deal he signed when he came to Philadelphia in March 2004.
The Eagles have refused to redo the deal.
“It’ll get resolved one way or another,” Owens said. “Right now, we’ll put the contract situation on the shelf, but after we win the Super Bowl, it’ll get revisited.”
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