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Steelersfan
09-27-2006, 03:32 AM
Wonder what was up with this? Sounds more like he had some kind of poison in him for them to induce vomitting.


DALLAS -- Terrell Owens (http://www.cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/1290) was taken to the emergency room for an undisclosed reason Tuesday night, and doctors treating the Dallas Cowboys (http://www.cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/teams/page/DAL) receiver were trying to induce vomiting, according to a television report.
Owens was brought by a fire rescue crew to Baylor Medical Center, Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT reported, citing sources the television station did not identify. A reporter for the station later said she saw Owens being wheeled down the hall.
Calls from the Associated Press to Owens' agent, his publicist and the Cowboys were not immediately returned Tuesday night. The hospital told the AP that they do not have a patient registered by Owens' name.


http://www.cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9687664

AZ_Steeler
09-27-2006, 03:36 AM
Wow! That sounds scary... maybe it has something to do with the surgery, like dirty equipment :dunno: Hope he's alright though!

Here's the report from yahoo, so I guess I was wrong about the dirty equipment!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Atk42yI_RcgMlYY4nR0kIvo5nYcB?slug=ap-cowboys-owenshospitalized&prov=ap&type=lgns)

DALLAS (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens was hospitalized Tuesday night after suffering an allergic reaction to pain medication likely being taken for his broken right hand, according to newspaper and broadcast reports.

"This is not serious," Owens' publicist Kim Etheridge said in Wednesday's online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Steelersfan
09-27-2006, 03:51 AM
That makes sense. They would do what they did to get the medication out of his stomach. I can put up with most stuff but man do I hate puking!

G89Newitt13
09-27-2006, 09:18 AM
werd man...i can handle anything else...but i absolutly hate ****in puking

SteelersfaninPhilly
09-27-2006, 09:45 AM
Wow! That sounds scary... maybe it has something to do with the surgery, like dirty equipment :dunno: Hope he's alright though!

Here's the report from yahoo, so I guess I was wrong about the dirty equipment!

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Atk42yI_RcgMlYY4nR0kIvo5nYcB?slug=ap-cowboys-owenshospitalized&prov=ap&type=lgns)

Wouldn't any normal person know what thye are allergic to?

House of Steel
09-27-2006, 10:28 AM
I was just thinking of that, Philly. Well he does now. I hate to vomit myself oh the pain and the feeling. YUCK!!!!!!!!!1

BBG7
09-27-2006, 10:30 AM
Wouldn't any normal person know what thye are allergic to?

Not necessarily. You can develope an allergic reaction anytime in life. Up until about a year ago I loved bananas and then I found out I became allergic to them and now can't eat them anymore. It can happen anytime and with anything (even things you eat all the time)

RW318
09-27-2006, 10:56 AM
And now.....it takes a CRAZY turn

RW318
09-27-2006, 11:02 AM
DALLAS -- Flamboyant Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide by overdosing on pain medication, even putting two more pills into his mouth after fire rescue personnel arrived, The Associated Press reported Wednesday citing a police report.

A Dallas police report released Wednesday morning said Owens told rescue workers "that he was depressed." The report was first released by WFAA-TV.

The rescue worker "noticed that [his] prescription pain medication was empty and observed [Owens] putting two pills in his mouth,'' the police report said.

The worker attempted to pry them out with her fingers, then was told by Owens that before this incident he'd taken only five of the 40 pain pills in the bottle he'd emptied. The worker then asked Owens "if he was attempting to harm himself, at which time [he] stated, 'Yes.'"

Owens was taken to the emergency room Tuesday night. A source close to Owens had told ESPN's Ed Werder early Wednesday morning that Owens was suffering an adverse reaction to painkillers taken for treatment of his fractured hand.

"This is not serious," Owens' publicist Kim Etheridge said in Wednesday's online edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

A report earlier Tuesday stated that Owens would practice with the team Wednesday and possibly play Sunday at Tennessee, but his availability this week and beyond is now uncertain.

Doctors treating the Dallas Cowboys receiver were trying to induce vomiting when he arrived at Baylor Medical Center, according to a television report.

Owens was brought by a fire rescue crew to the hospital, Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT reported, citing sources the television station did not identify. A reporter for the station later said she saw Owens being wheeled down the hall.

Calls from The Associated Press to Owens' agent, his publicist and the Cowboys were not immediately returned Tuesday night. The hospital told the AP that they do not have a patient registered by Owens' name; however, federal privacy laws allow people to block their name from being released.

No teammates or Cowboys officials were seen entering the hospital late Tuesday night.

Owens fractured the fourth metacarpal bone in the Cowboys' victory over the Washington Redskins and underwent surgery on Sept. 18. The next day, a plate was screwed in, protecting the bone so it can heal without further damage.

Cowboys coach Bill Parcells mentioned in a press conference shortly thereafter that pain medication had made Owens ill, apparently making this the second time he has had an adverse reaction. The incident that sent him to the hospital Tuesday night apparently occurred sometime after Owens took medication after catching passes at the Cowboys' facility on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Cowboys also practiced without tight end Jason Witten, whose wife was having a baby. Wide receiver Terry Glenn practiced, albeit with several stitches in his thumb.

"He was trying to cut some tape off his uniform," Parcells said. "He had his hand down in his pants and he missed. Fortunately he cut his hand."

With the Cowboys having had a bye last weekend, Owens could return without having missed a game. Before Tuesday's late developments, Owens said he would play Oct. 8, when he gets to face his former team, the Eagles, in Philadelphia.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2604395

suitanim
09-27-2006, 11:40 AM
What a headcase...I've never seen a bigger attention whore.

RW318
09-27-2006, 11:41 AM
Yeah....cause we all know people wanna die for attention.......

Friday133
09-27-2006, 12:03 PM
i wonder if he'll ever play again after this. talk about flushing your career down the drain.

AZ_Steeler
09-27-2006, 12:24 PM
Couldn't this story have been added in the other thread about TO going to the hospital :scratch:

I hope he gets well! I've always liked him and what he brings to the game. He defintiely raises the entertainment value for any game he plays in.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-27-2006, 12:25 PM
I don't know what his deal is, but he's got some major issues that obviously goes deeper than most of us probably thought.

If he was doing this for attention then he outta be shot,cuz it's no laughing matter.

BBG7
09-27-2006, 12:40 PM
For some people it's just a cry for help or attention...they don't really have the intentions of killing themselves

SteelerFan87
09-27-2006, 02:05 PM
"On Tuesday, the Cowboys also practiced without tight end Jason Witten, whose wife was having a baby. Wide receiver Terry Glenn practiced, albeit with several stitches in his thumb.

"He was trying to cut some tape off his uniform," Parcells said. "He had his hand down in his pants and he missed. Fortunately he cut his hand."

Did anybody else laugh at this?

Steelersfan
09-27-2006, 02:06 PM
I told you TO would be the downfall of the Cowboys RW! The guy is crazy and crazy things happen around him.
Hopefully he is alright when this is all said and done.

BBG7
09-27-2006, 02:09 PM
I told you TO would be the downfall of the Cowboys RW! The guy is crazy and crazy things happen around him.
Hopefully he is alright when this is all said and done.

I think we all saw it coming, including the Cowboys, however, they were in denial. I will be interested to see what they have to say about everything because they haven't commented yet.

Prosdo
09-27-2006, 02:16 PM
All I can say is Wow

Blitzburgh55
09-27-2006, 03:48 PM
why you would you kill yourself when you make so much money

SteelersfaninPhilly
09-27-2006, 04:00 PM
This just cements the fact. That TO has a screw loose.

House of Steel
09-27-2006, 04:06 PM
I am beginning to wonder if this whole fiasco is false? How can anyone do something suicidal when he is a megastar in the NFL as well as a flamboyant WR? This isn't making any sense whatsoever. Although, you all are hitting on some key points. Maybe he does have an issue deeper than we all are letting on.

suitanim
09-27-2006, 05:41 PM
He was never going to commit suicide...if you want to kill yourself, go out in the woods with nobody around and no cellphone and overdose, don't do it right in front of people. And the press conference was all spin...of COURSE he's not going to admit he tried to kill himself!

If this was 14 year old girl, I'd say a cry for help, but, since it's TO, it's definitely attention whoring.

SteelersfaninPhilly
09-27-2006, 05:50 PM
Not necessarily. You can develope an allergic reaction anytime in life. Up until about a year ago I loved bananas and then I found out I became allergic to them and now can't eat them anymore. It can happen anytime and with anything (even things you eat all the time)


Thanks BBG7.

Prosdo
09-27-2006, 05:53 PM
I have to wonder how a person becomes like him. I mean seriously!

BlitzburghRockCity
09-27-2006, 06:41 PM
The sports bash on espn radio, their take on it is that maybe TO is bipolar?

Blitzburgh55
09-27-2006, 07:03 PM
TO-Attention whore
HOS-Post whore
Koopa-Just a plain whore

PITT23
09-27-2006, 08:33 PM
I dont understand this...someone is lying. The police (who are sworn to tell the truth in their reports) say this lady (his publiscist who he is banging without a doubt) claims she never said/did stuff the police claim she did. Interesting story though...

PITT23
09-27-2006, 08:35 PM
Heres the police report from TheSmokingGun.com...

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art3/0927061owens1.gif

AZ_Steeler
09-27-2006, 08:41 PM
why you would you kill yourself when you make so much money

I was thinking the same thing today Blitz... The guy has everything he could possibly ever want in life but yet he is still depressed??? This goes to show that all the money in the world can't by happiness, so I think I'll stick to my pay check to pay check lifestyle and my happy family...

Someone is definitely not telling the truth though and we are getting two differnet stories and the whole situation is getting out of control.

House of Steel
09-27-2006, 08:54 PM
TO-Attention whore
HOS-Post whore
Koopa-Just a plain whore

Alright, Blitz, that wasn't necessary, but it is a joke I know. :lol: :lol: :lol:

BlitzburghRockCity
09-27-2006, 10:08 PM
I dont understand this...someone is lying. The police (who are sworn to tell the truth in their reports) say this lady (his publiscist who he is banging without a doubt) claims she never said/did stuff the police claim she did. Interesting story though...



Yeah the publicist told the cops and emergency personnel that he swallowed alot of pills, etc. then she says she didn't. TO told emergency personnel he tried to kill himself, then today he says he never said that. :stirpot:

Steelerlyn
09-27-2006, 10:47 PM
It was a publicity prank, nothing more nothng less. it will spur some lame minded individuals to run out and buy his book, and that is all he wanted to accomplish............publicist? It is his currrent POA

AZ_Steeler
09-27-2006, 11:03 PM
It was a publicity prank, nothing more nothng less. it will spur some lame minded individuals to run out and buy his book, and that is all he wanted to accomplish............publicist? It is his currrent POA

:hilarious: I never thought of that!!! :hilarious: It all makes perfect sense now :lol:

How is his book doing on the best selling list? Is it even a Top 100?

BBG7
09-27-2006, 11:32 PM
It was a publicity prank, nothing more nothng less. it will spur some lame minded individuals to run out and buy his book, and that is all he wanted to accomplish............publicist? It is his currrent POA

Good call lyn. I'm sure you are right. It is just too wierd for it to be actually true. However, Dallas still amde a major mistake thinking they would change him. The drama he brings to a team is definately not worth it.

suitanim
09-28-2006, 10:07 AM
TO lived a VERY messed up life...his father was living across the street from him, and he never knew until he was hitting on a neighbor girl and HER father came out and said "You don't want to hit on her"...he asked why, and the guy said "Because she's your sister". The dude was his dad, and A) He didn't find out until he was 15, and B) That's the way he found out. That kind of stuff is going to mess you up good.

Still, this was all just a pub grab, and it worked, because it's all anyone can talk about now.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/CallESPN.jpg

AZ_Steeler
09-28-2006, 09:29 PM
:dunno: UPDATE ON THE OWENS SIUTATION

Police: Owens had an 'accidental overdose'

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AuGdQpkHTIw1e.f3gFvaSck5nYcB?slug=ap-cowboys-to&prov=ap&type=lgns)

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas police have classified Terrell Owens' case as an "accidental overdose," not an attempted suicide, closing their investigation Thursday of the Cowboys receiver's hospitalization.

Authorities also released a recording of the brief 911 call Thursday that brought rescue workers to Owens' home, in which publicist Kim Etheredge said "I think he took too many pills" but never mentioned her client's name or said anything about a suicide attempt.

Police Chief David Kunkle said he had "great confidence" in his officers' initial report, which said rescue workers responded late Tuesday night to an attempted "suicide by prescription pain medication."

"The report, in my opinion, reflects what the officers were told and represents their best interpretation of what happened," Kunkle said Thursday. "But that doesn't mean it's the definitive account of the incident. Like all these situations, we're dealing with incomplete information and facts that change."

suitanim
09-28-2006, 09:42 PM
Wow...see what a lot of money can do? You can officially have a suicide attempt changed into something else.

BBG7
09-28-2006, 10:45 PM
I still have to agree that this was all a publicity stunt...and it seemed to work considering it was all over the national news.