Tag:Terrell Owens 911 call
Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:12 pm

Owens PR rep: He did NOT try to commit suicide

OwensPosted 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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Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:19 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2011 2:42 pm

911 caller says Terrell Owens attempted suicide

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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