NFL's Terrell Owens Denies Attempting Suicide Football star Terrell Owens was rushed to a Dallas hospital Tuesday night. According to the police report, he had overdosed on painkillers in an attempt to kill himself. But Wednesday, Owens said he did not try to take his own life.
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NFL's Terrell Owens Denies Attempting Suicide

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NFL's Terrell Owens Denies Attempting Suicide

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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Yesterday, Terrell Owens denied that report. NPR's Tom Goldman has more.

TOM GOLDMAN: Not long after the TV report, police Lieutenant Rick Watson held a careful news conference.

RICK WATSON: I'm going to be limited with the amount of information that I can release today, okay, on this incident. And I'm not going to take any questions afterwards. So is everybody ready?

GOLDMAN: Unidentified Man #1 (Reporter): Clarence(ph), you spend a great deal of time in the Cowboys locker room. Have you at all noticed any change in Terrell's demeanor over the past few weeks?

WATSON: No, not at all. I mean...

GOLDMAN: As Wednesday wore on there was finally the promise of information in a Bill Parcells press conference. Problem was the Dallas Cowboys' head coach came prepared to talk about football, not the man nicknamed T.O.

BILL PARCELLS: I was just on the field here for two hours. I mean I've got to get a chance to sit down and talk with people and find out what the hell is going on here. I don't know.

GOLDMAN: Still, the questions kept coming.

PARCELLS: Anything else, fellas? This is going to be over real quick.

GOLDMAN: Parcells was true to his word after listening to one last question about Owens.

PARCELLS: When I find out what the hell is going on, you will know. Until then, I'm not getting interrogated for no reason.

GOLDMAN: It was obvious by then only one person could satisfy the hunger for information. In less than an hour after Parcells walked away from the microphones, a smiling Terrell Owens sat down in the same spot and said he did not try to commit suicide.

TERRELL OWENS: The rumor of me taking 35 pills, I think it's absurd. You know, I don't think I would be here if I had taken 35 pills. And, you know, just to dispel rumors that I got my stomach pumped, you know, that's definitely untrue.

GOLDMAN: Tom Goldman, NPR News.

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