Falcons Weekly Round-Up 7/22

Recapping the news and headlines involving the Falcons from the week of July 17… Blank and Owners approve new CBA After expressing his optimism about an impending solution to the league’s labor crisis, Falcons owner Arthur Blank was among 31 NFL owners that voted to ratify the new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Thursday at the NFL Owners meeting in Atlanta. Owners approved the deal in a 31-0 vote, with only Oakland...

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Domestic case dropped against Owens

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that at today’s family violence hearing, the case against Falcons cornerback Chris Owens was dismissed by a Gwinnett County Superior Court. Last week, LaTia Terry, Owens’ ex-girlfriend and mother of their 9-month old son, filed a police report alleging that Owens destroyed $15,000 worth of items in her apartment although charges were never filed against him. ...

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Owens allegedly trashes ex’s apartment

TMZ reports that the ex-girlfriend of Falcons corner Christopher Owens alleges that the player smashed up her apartment. Owens is the father of LaTia Terry’s 9-month old son. According to a Gwinnett County police report, Terry left her home late Sunday night and did not return until the next morning. She had locked the door when she left and returned to a locked apartment, as there were no signs of forced entry. According to the...

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William Moore arrested

Falcons safety William Moore was arrested Tuesday afternoon for traffic and moving violations. He was released from Gwinnett County jail late Tuesday evening. Moore was arrested for speeding, driving with a suspended license, and failure to appear in court. Citing sources, Pro Football Talk reports that the arrest stemmed from Moore’s failure to pay a speeding ticket from several months ago. Moore had two tickets, resolved the...

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Babineaux suspended for opener

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux will be suspended without pay for the Falcons 2010 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, stemming from his December 2009 arrest for marijuana possession. In July, Babineaux pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession charge and received a year’s probation and a $1500 fine. Babineaux joins guard Quinn Ojinnaka and linebacker Robert James...

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