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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Police report: Dallas Cowboys Terrell Owens overdoses on pain medication; publicist disagrees

While details are still sketchy, the sports world has once again ground to a halt because of Terrell Owens.

According to police, Owens overdosed on pain medication, taking at least seven pills. Owens was hospitalized last night.

The article is here.

According to Jamie Aron's story, the police report reflects that Owens was asked by police if he tried to harm himself and responded, "Yes."

Hours later, Owens' publicist denied reports that he attempted suicide claiming that Owens was "groggy" when asked the question about intending to harm himself.

Editor's Note: We are currently attempting to secure further details. Obviously the complexity of this story need time to let events unfold, not a rush to "what does this all mean." I'll leave that for Sean Salisbury. The Dallas police did say that this was not being treated as a criminal matter - attempted suicides usually are treated in such a manner. Believe it or not, it's not illegal to commit suicide, just to attempt suicide.

Even if this whole thing is a helluva snafu, this is not the way to impress his new employers. There was an interesting prop bet which had it even money whether Owens lasted a full year in Dallas. I wonder if that just changed...


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