Police beat reporter Rebecca Lopez at WFAA in Dallas broke the story this morning.
According to a Dallas police report first obtained by News 8, Dallas Cowboys star receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide Tuesday night.
The report says Owens, 32, took prescription pain pills. Owens broke his right hand in a Sept. 17 game against the Washington Redskins.
A woman told police she observed Owens putting two pills in his mouth.
According to the police narrative, the woman said the prescription of 40 pills was filled on September 18 and–until Tuesday–Owens had taken only five pills.
The police report said Owens was asked if he had taken the rest of the prescription; Owens said, “Yes.”
According to the report, police also asked if he was trying to harm himself. Owens answered, “Yes.”
For as gifted an athlete as Owens is, he’s nothing but trouble off the field. The Cowboys knew this going into the season, so it’s hard to feel sorry for them.
More on the story at Wizbang Sports.
This whole story is just plain weird.
ESPN had football analyst Michael Irvin, Owens’ publicist and Owens’ himself saying it wasn’t a suicide, but some sort accidental concoction of the painkillers, hydrocortisone and “natural” supplements that caused an allergic reaction. Entirely possible, however, seeing as I’m not a doctor, wouldn’t this reaction have happened just shortly after his sugery, which was just a little over 7 days ago?
One of the possible scenarios is that he hadn’t taken the pain pills prior to this incident or that he hadn’t taken the proper amount.
Whatever the case, my gut (pardon the pun) tells me this was accidental.
You should know better than to rush to judgement on something like this. It turns out that it was because of medication, which regardless of your personal feelings towards Owens, is just an accident that could have been a tragedy.
Be careful what you read…
I knew it wasn’t true when I first heard it. Why? Because the media reported it as a suicide attempt. Enough said.
We all know how accurate they were on their Katrina reporting.
Besides, TO is an egomaniac and if he were going to do this, he’d wait until AFTER the game against Philly in a few weeks.
I’m guessing there are few things in life TO wants more than to stick it to McNabb in a few weeks. Why kill himself now when he can enjoy watching the Eagles (peace be upon them) crash and burn?
I question the timing.
All atheletes that use “supplements” know not to juice, errr, use “supplements” to close to surgery. If TO’s hand got infected, it would be career ending. Steroids, errr, “supplements” dampen the inflammatory response allowing faster recovery, but that also means the immune system is weakened…putting the player at risk for infection. That’s exactly what happened to Barry Bonds knee.
Poor Bill Parcells.
He thought the talent was worth the baggage. In this case, he was wrong. TO ain’t LT to the team.
You mean a steroid like hydrocortisone?
Hydrocortisone is a steroid, yes. There are a vast number of steroids; the anti-inflammatory properties are a class affect.