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Report: T.O. attempted suicide
Associated Press ^ | September 27, 2006

Posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:08 AM PDT by presidio9

Flamboyant Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens tried to kill himself by overdosing on pain medication, even putting two more pills into his mouth after a friend intervened, according to a police report obtained Wednesday.

Owens left the hospital late Wednesday morning, giving reporters a "thumbs up" but making no comment as he was driven away in an SUV.

Publicist Kim Etheredge said in various interviews Wednesday with Dallas-area media that the police have gotten the story wrong. She said she was with Owens, who was having trouble because he'd

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: americasteam; dallascowboys; dramaqueens; terrellowens; to; tuna; whocares

1 posted on 09/27/2006 11:47:09 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

So that's what Rush was talking about!


2 posted on 09/27/2006 11:49:20 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: presidio9

So, what does Jerry Jones think of his prize acquisition now?


3 posted on 09/27/2006 11:50:11 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: presidio9

Did anyone see the Bill Parcels news conference a few minutes ago? He was asked dozens of questions, and had the same reply for every one: "I know nothing" (said many different ways).


4 posted on 09/27/2006 11:50:40 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: presidio9
Pills? That's a woman's way to try to commit suicide.
5 posted on 09/27/2006 11:51:31 AM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: beyond the sea; Froufrou

ping


6 posted on 09/27/2006 11:52:49 AM PDT by presidio9 (Make Mohammed's day: Shoot a nun in the back.)
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To: presidio9
I have no ill will towards T.O. and I hope he finds some peace.....increasingly sounding like he is bipolar....

yes...he's a jerk like a lot of athletes.......

but I hope he gets well......prayers for him....

7 posted on 09/27/2006 11:56:58 AM PDT by cherry
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To: presidio9

This wasn't a suicide attempt.

T.O. was just auditioning for one of those mexican soap operas.


8 posted on 09/27/2006 11:57:29 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: presidio9

"Flamboyant" - hmmm - code word for TO playing the 'down low'???


9 posted on 09/27/2006 11:58:32 AM PDT by PeterFinn (Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.)
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To: cherry

Sounds a lot like what happened to Dimitrus Underwood.


10 posted on 09/27/2006 12:00:49 PM PDT by LukeL (Never let the enemy pick the battle site. (Gen. George S. Patton))
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To: cherry

Just from the little I have read of his story this afternoon, my first thoughts were bipolar as well. Also, pain meds (for the broken finger) could trigger depression. I know that steriods are forbidden in the NFL, but I wonder about the affects of 'natural' type body/muscle building compounds on the brain chemistry of someone who is bi-polar.


11 posted on 09/27/2006 12:01:24 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Take the high road...the view is always better.)
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To: processing please hold


12 posted on 09/27/2006 12:02:44 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: presidio9

Just another moron trying to get attention. If he was serious about killing himself, he'd have driven his Explorer into a freeway stanchion at 110 MPH. T.O. is the worst attention whore since Deion Sanders.


13 posted on 09/27/2006 12:06:24 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
what I read recently is that Human Growth Hormone is not tested for, and its suspected that many football players use it.....

the side-effects or consequences, we might not learn for a generation....

14 posted on 09/27/2006 12:08:07 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Sounds like Dennis Rodman in the Detroit arena parking lot with the gun.

TO is nutty. Maybe he should start coloring his hair, wearing dresses and marrying MTV reporterettes. Seems to have stabilized Rodman.


15 posted on 09/27/2006 12:12:32 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
When I was first given pain med, years ago, couldn't tell time of day or how much time had passed. If a friend had not accidentally been with me, may have OD. Knew I was in pain and knew the tablets were for pain. Was ready to take the second within minutes of the first, but the friend intervened. Let's not judge until we get the entire story. Pain meds can cause some people to do "crazy things"!
16 posted on 09/27/2006 12:16:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Yep.

Some women slit their wrist, but, women don't generally care for a violent or bloody way out. With men however, they usually choose eating a bullet. Coarse way to say it, but...

17 posted on 09/27/2006 12:17:48 PM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: presidio9

I wonder how many more times this will be posted today?


18 posted on 09/27/2006 12:18:23 PM PDT by steel_resolve (Do you know what a bigot is? Someone winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: Sunshine Sister

Hello, Everyone:

And while we're at it . . . is T.O. a wholly owned subsidary of ESPN? Right now they're covering this like it was an assassination attempt on President Bush.


19 posted on 09/27/2006 12:19:25 PM PDT by drsbb
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To: hoosiermama
even putting two more pills into his mouth after a friend intervened, according to a police report obtained Wednesday.

Looks like it to me.

20 posted on 09/27/2006 12:19:53 PM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: processing please hold
Dallas Radio: Bledsoes currently at the mike and TO, who is on the practice field at Valley Ranch, is scheduled to speak shortly! (I know, I know dont call me shortly!)

This is just TOo much!

21 posted on 09/27/2006 12:23:23 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: presidio9
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens tried to kill himself ---

No he didn't. If he would have really tried it would have worked.

Trust me, I know a lot about suicide.

22 posted on 09/27/2006 12:24:36 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( May Byron Nelson ............ rest in peace.)
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To: cherry
..prayers for him.... ---

Indeed.

23 posted on 09/27/2006 12:25:15 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( May Byron Nelson ............ rest in peace.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Is that Sharon Tate of the Hotel California?


24 posted on 09/27/2006 12:25:57 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( May Byron Nelson ............ rest in peace.)
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To: Young Werther

I don't follow football so I don't know T O from Adam, but, if he's desperate enough to try and off himself, or give the appearance of it, he needs help.


25 posted on 09/27/2006 12:26:51 PM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: hoosiermama; PennsylvaniaMom
When I was first given pain med, years ago, couldn't tell time of day or how much time had passed. If a friend had not accidentally been with me, may have OD. Knew I was in pain and knew the tablets were for pain. Was ready to take the second within minutes of the first, but the friend intervened.

...... would have been a good time for a watch on your wrist.

26 posted on 09/27/2006 12:27:52 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( May Byron Nelson ............ rest in peace.)
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To: cherry

I think of 'roid rage' as an example. The cocktail of hormones, creatine, excessive protein, etc., has to have some effect on brain chemistry. Throw in heavy duty pain meds and I am surprised we don't hear of more troubles like among pro athletes.


27 posted on 09/27/2006 12:33:14 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Take the high road...the view is always better.)
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To: presidio9

Would have loved to have seen him go four quarters with Ronnie Lott. There may not have been a need for any suicide attempts.


28 posted on 09/27/2006 12:38:21 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: beyond the sea
A watch on the wrist did not help. Was in the winter...around 6:00.... dark in both morning and evening.Had dozed for just a couple of minute and thought I'd slept all night and it was time to take another dose.
IMO Problem was the Dr sent me home from the hospital without finding out how I reacted to pain medicine. The next time they kept me in, gave a different type of medicine and the same friend, a nurse, stayed with me. If she hadn't would probably have died. My BP dropped and I was out for three days. My son also reacts/has problems with pain meds.....Some people just do or so we've been told.
29 posted on 09/27/2006 12:38:24 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: presidio9
They keep interrupting Boortz with BREAKING NEWS about this irrelevant moron. Thanks a lot...
30 posted on 09/27/2006 12:40:44 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: hoosiermama

Be careful if there is a next time. Be well.


31 posted on 09/27/2006 12:40:47 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( May Byron Nelson ............ rest in peace.)
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To: beyond the sea

Sadly it is. What a beautiful woman she was.


32 posted on 09/27/2006 12:50:44 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: hoosiermama

I know what you mean.

Not too long ago I was on the phone with a friend who had been working long hours.

Next thing all I hear is breathing on the other end. Couldn't get any responce and then heard a phone hit the floor. Hung up and called back to a busy signal. Called 911.

Awhile later I got a phone call. Man did I evr get chewed out. I was glad for it though.

Good thing I'm not famous...


33 posted on 09/27/2006 12:51:31 PM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi! Saddam)
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To: processing please hold

My thoughts exactly. TO is a big pussy, pppPardon my french ladies.I'm at a loss for words.

Real men use guns and are successful 80% of the time. A large number are critically wounded as well.

Is TO queer, or does he claim to have heterosexual credit?


34 posted on 09/27/2006 12:56:15 PM PDT by STD (Rough Sailing Directly Ahead)
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To: STD
The article said he was Flamboyant.

Liberace was flamboyant. :-)

35 posted on 09/27/2006 1:03:03 PM PDT by processing please hold (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: presidio9

Thank God T.O. is not a Muslim Extremist.


36 posted on 09/27/2006 1:04:32 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton (Texan Pride)
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To: presidio9

TO is an attention whore.

'nuff said!


37 posted on 09/27/2006 1:09:32 PM PDT by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Bummer.... she was so pretty.


38 posted on 09/27/2006 2:25:35 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( May Byron Nelson ............ rest in peace.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Bummer.... she was so pretty.


39 posted on 09/27/2006 2:26:03 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( May Byron Nelson ............ rest in peace.)
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