Terrell Owens just denied he attempted to take his life. He says a combination of “two to three” pain-killers and nutrtional supplements caused him to be “groggy,” and when his publicist. Kim Ethridge, saw the bottle of pain-killers empty nearby she made a “judgement” and called 911. He says the pills were in a drawer. “The idea that I took 35 pills is absurd,” he said. “I don’t think I’d be here if I’d taken 35 pills.”
He also said he did not get his stomach pumped.
His publicist, Kim Etheredge, also denied earlier reports that she said he was “depressed.” She also said he did not take any pills out of his mouth. She called the suicide reports “unfair.”
Not sure why the police would have made any of this up. But, hey, that’s just me.
This is my earlier post:
I can’t even begin to say how nuts this is. Dallas police are backing off a bit on their original contention that Terrell Owens had attempted suicide, but there’s clearly something more here than a simple overdose of pain-killers. Here’s the report from ESPN News Services:
DALLAS — Flamboyant Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide by overdosing on pain medication, even putting two more pills into his mouth after fire rescue personnel arrived, The Associated Press reported Wednesday citing a police report.
A Dallas police report released this morning said Owens told a friend “that he was depressed.” The report was first released by WFAA-TV.
The friend, who is not identified in the report, “noticed that [his] prescription pain medication was empty and observed [Owens] putting two pills in his mouth,” the police report said.
The friend attempted to pry them out with her fingers, then was told by Owens that before this incident he’d taken only five of the 40 pain pills in the bottle he’d emptied. Owens was asked by rescue workers “if he was attempting to harm himself, at which time [he] stated, ‘Yes.'”
KTVT-TV in Dallas reported that a woman named “Etheridge”, likely his publicist Kim Etheridge, called police at 7:51 p.m. to report a suicide attempt. KTVT-TV reported that Owens ingested 35 pills.
Owens left the hospital early this morning, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. A hospital spokeswoman told The Associated Press early Wednesday there was no patient registered as Terrell Owens, although federal privacy laws allow people to block their name from being released.
Here’s the police report, courtesy of The Smoking Gun: Terrell Owens Police Report