Report: Terrell Owens tried to kill himself
October 27, 2011 2:06PM
Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens overdosed on pills in an apparent attempted suicide attempt, according to a report by TMZ.
Updated: October 27, 2011 2:19PM
Just a few days after no NFL scouts showed up at his workout, now comes word that Terrell Owens attempted suicide earlier this month, according to a TMZ report.
The 37-year-old wide receiver was rushed to an L.A. hospital after reportedly overdosing on pills on Oct. 6. TMZ obtained the tape of the 911 call, during which Owens’ assistant says she believes it was a suicide attempt.
When he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 2006, Owens was hospitalized under similar circumstances. Owens quickly refuted the “suicide” rumors then, saying: “It was just an allergic reaction. It’s very unfortunate for the reports to go from an allergic reaction to a definite suicide attempt.”
Owens, who has yet to catch on with an NFL team this season, played for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, making 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.