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911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:19 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2011 2:42 pm
 
911 call that landed Terrell Owens in hospital has been made public. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens was rushed to the hospital on October 6, though the reasons he was there weren't made public at the time. Now, three weeks later, TMZ.com has obtained the 911 call, made by Owens' assistant.

According to the female caller, who identified Owens as her boss, the former NFL star took "four prescription pain pills -- I just don't know how many he's taken but he took them about 30-45 minutes ago."

When the 911 operator asked if Owens was awake, the caller said, "Barely … we talk to him and he understands what we're saying." She also describe his breathing as "kind of shallow."

Later during the call the operator asked if this was a suicide attempt. "Yes, I believe so," the caller said.

Neither Owens nor his agent Drew Rosenhaus have commented on the matter, and other than what his assistant told the 911 operator, it's not clear Owens was trying to kill himself.

On Tuesday, Owens, 37, held a workout for NFL teams. Rosenhaus later confirmed that there hasn't yet been any interest in Owens, who spent the offseason recovering from ACL surgery.

Five years ago, Owens was taken in an ambulance a Dallas-area hospital. The police report included words like suicide, overdose and depression. T.O., then with the Cowboys, called it a misunderstanding.

"It was just an allergic reaction," he said. "It's very unfortunate for the reports to go from an allergic reaction to a definite suicide attempt."

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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 9:57 am
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Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:07 am
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

So if he actually caught four pills from the bottle he must have shuck out about 9 of them and had 5 drops.

One of the most incredibly inappropriate comments EVER made on this site while simultaneously being one of the funniest comments EVER. 

Kudos to the multi-tasking!  

I do what I can. 



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:50 pm
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

im sure the guy that took 160 mg of oxycotin had a tolerance to the drug. 4 pain killers that he took could be Tylenol with codne, hydrocodeine APAP, hydrocodone APAP, oxycotin IR, or oxycodone. People react differently to set drugs.




Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:22 pm
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

I know a lot of football fans don't think TO is too bright, but I think that he is smart enough to know that 4 pain pills probably won't get the job done.  If he was really trying to kill himself, I'm sure he could get his hands on a stronger combination of drugs to make it painless and more effective.  It may have been mentioned somewhere else in this TO hate-fest, but like most football players, TO has suffered a lot of wear and tear on his body over the last 15 seasons that he has been in the NFL.  Addiction to prescription pain killers is not uncommon from what I've read in other player's biographies (like the recent one about my childhood hero Walter Payton).  I think mental instability or depression are plausible as well, but plain old aches and pains from years of abuse are just as plausible.  I think his personal assistant panicked and told the 911 operator whatever she had to tell them to get help immediately.  Either way. TO needs to get back to work, and also find a good counselor to help him prepare for life after football.




Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:06 pm
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

This is my two cents.

But I think Terrell Owens is desperately trying to attach himself to the NFL.

To clarify what I mean, is that Owens sees his career ending but the NFL & Playing Football are the only thing Owens knows and is good at. Now that he is doing workouts to impress scouts, leads me to believe that Owens desperately wants to get a NFL gig, any, because he is afraid of the outside world and not being Terrell Owens come Fall Sundays.




Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:03 pm
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

oh no 4 pain pills. oh no oh no. i worked with a guy who took 160 mg's of oxycontin a day plus for FUN OF IT!!. he didnt od. t.o's a bitch



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 8:51 pm
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

lay off the dude. he is a amazing athlete and human being. if the packas didn't already have an elite WR corp i'd tell him to come to a team that would appreciate him.




Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 8:41 pm
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

He doesn't have a mental issure, he IS a mental issue. Whatever he choses to do with his life is his perogative. I don't really care what he does.



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 8:32 pm
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

This whole thing is BS...T.O. is trying very hard to stay in the news and be relevant...

fact is ...he has worn out everyt eam he's been on and the NFL teams have tired of his act.....he will be penniless in a few years and crying how t everyone has wronged him....Bottom line.... this Pieice of crap is getting everything he deserves...   



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 8:30 pm
 

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

She thinks taking 4 pills is a suicide attempt?  The guy just had major knee surgery.  Why is this news?  Headline should be: 911 Caller Doesn't Understand Painkillers

It's obvious TO has some issues, but why do we care?  Let him deal with this on his own.  Another non-story.  Personal lives of sports figures have nothing to do with sports (which is the reason we come to this site, right?)


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