Terrell Owens attempts suicide--posted by Tony Garcia on 9/27/2006
I heard this first on the Glenn Beck program. The updates they have been getting I want to post but I cannot find corroborating sources. At this point I have found this:
According to a Dallas police report obtained by News 8, Dallas Cowboys star receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide Tuesday night.Someone called into the radio show and said that also in the police report is that Owens' publicist called an ambulance last night stating Owens was trying kill himself.
The report says Owens, 32, was depressed and reportedly took prescription pain pills. Owens broke his right hand in a Sept. 17 game against the Washington Redskins.
A woman companion stated that 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."
Owens was treated at Baylor University Medical Center.
A Dallas Cowboys spokesman told News 8 the team has no comment on the police report, nor is any news conference scheduled.
The player's publicist didn't immediately return calls for comment.
Now, while this is a personal tragedy there are some other things that this will have an impact on. Fantasy football leagues around the country had owners pick Owens for their teams as a gamble. Why?
There were plenty of reasons to doubt Owens was going to finish this season. What are those managers who took a chance on Owens thinking? Discussing his impact on fantasy football may seem a little cold-hearted but it is the same impact that may affect his career.
Because of his exploits in Philadelphia and San Francisco teams are either unwilling to tender a contract to him or unwilling to offer a long-term or expensive contract. Now this latest development will likely scare off the remainder of the teams willing to take a chance on him making it through one season.
Talent pissed away like this is sad.