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T.O. Comes to D.C. After All

So the Redskins apparently ignored my advice about signing T.O., but he's coming to D.C. anyhow. To hang out with the President of France, during a black-tie event at the Building Museum. From the AP:

The star receiver is in Washington, D.C., attending the sixth annual National Alzheimer's Gala. He'll receive the Alzheimer's Association's first Young Champions Award on Wednesday night for raising awareness in the fight against the disease. Owens's grandmother has Alzheimer's.

Among the others being honored are French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and his wife, Sharon Percy Rockefeller.

The AP doesn't mention this, but on the official Web site Owens also is slotted behind a couple of PhDs from the University of Pittsburgh, William E. Klunk and Chester A. Mathis. I mean, that's worse than the whole Jason Witten thing. And what's the Young Champions Award? Why, it "honors a young professional for his or her commitment to the Alzheimer's cause through philanthropy, volunteerism and/or advocacy." See, YOUNG professional. I told you he wasn't old yet.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 25, 2009; 11:01 AM ET
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Does that mean Carla Bruni's gonna be there?

Is it still burying the lead if you don't mention the lead at all?

Posted by: RiverOtis | March 25, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

If i were related to Terrell Owens, Alzheimer's disease would be a blessing.

Posted by: inchesfromyourface | March 25, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Is there no award for DeShawn Stevenson's advocacy for Botox treatment?

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | March 25, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

i saw the beyond the glory thing on TO and his grandmother who raised him had alzheimers and it made him pretty emotional to talk about her during his interviews because she had died and had been such an influence on his life. i like the guy for this and its nice to see that he does do something besides ruin teams.

Posted by: MondoTE11 | March 25, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what celebration antics TO will do when his name is honored over the microphone? Maybe he'll starting running around in circles and start screaming "where am I?"

Posted by: ewoldtk | March 25, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

@ewoldtk: Maybe he and Alex Ovechkin can compare notes. 9.9

Posted by: kittypawz | March 26, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

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