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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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