Sen. Arlen Specter yesterday backed off a threat to have a Senate subcommittee investigate whether the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles violated antitrust laws in their handling of Terrell Owens. Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he talked to lawyers in the Department of Justice about the issue.Like the Justice Deparment doesn't also have better things to spend it's time on. What did Mark Twain say? "It is better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you a fool, than open it and remove all doubt?"
"I think it's more a matter for them than us because we've got ... a lot of matters which take precedence over this for our own time," said Specter, R-Pa.
On Monday, Specter said it was "vindictive and inappropriate" for the league and the Eagles to prohibit Owens from playing and prevent other teams from talking to him, and he might refer the matter to the subcommittee.