"I did it all in fun and I've done it before with other teams in the spirit of the rivalry," Spadaro said last night. "It's something I've been asked to do by Eagles fans. If I did something to offend somebody, I regret it. I meant no disrespect to the Cowboys' organization or to their fans. They have a beautiful stadium and a marvelous organization."
In the clip, Spadaro, who is not visible, pans inside the new $1.5 billion stadium and down to the iconic star.
"Nobody's looking as I'm standing on the star," he said on the video.
Spadaro then spits on the painted star.
"There you go, fellas" he said. "Spit on that star. I could do more. You know, Dallas kind of deserves a second one. Nobody looks."
And Spadaro spit again.
An Eagles spokesperson declined to comment. Last night, Spadaro posted an apology on the team Web site.
Spadaro has been affiliated with the Eagles since 1997. He writes an online column and hosts a show on the Web site.
In 2000, Owens celebrated a touchdown by running to midfield and slamming the football on the star before the Cowboys' George Teague knocked him down. The wide receiver was with San Francisco then, four years before he joined the Eagles.
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