Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Earlier today, we brought you the story of Terrell Owens and the 911 call that emerged from the night his assistant told a dispatcher that she believed he had tried to commit suicide.
Now, Owens -- make that Owens’ PR rep -- has spoken out. He was not trying to kill himself. Instead, he had taken a sleeping pill and was unresponsive as a result.
Owens’ assistant on the night of Oct. 6 called emergency services and said Owens had taken four prescription pain pills. When the operator asked if Owens was awake, the caller said, “Barely … we talk to him and he understands what we're saying."
When the dispatcher asked if it was a suicide attempt, she said, “Yes, I believe so."
But Owens’ PR rep said that wasn’t the case.
Diana Bianchini told TMZ the following: “Terrell Owens absolutely did not attempt suicide nor did he attempt to overdose on pills on Oct. 6, 2011.
"The facts are that [T.O.'s assistant] arrived at his home that evening after he had already taken a sleeping aid to fall asleep. He was unresponsive because of this.
"Unaware he had taken a sleeping aid prior to her arrival, his assistant became concerned and decided to call 911.
"When the ambulance and police arrived, Owens was responsive and was not held in the hospital. Reports released with the 911 call today are misleading and not factual."
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