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Terrell Owens in 911 Hospital Drama: Secretly Fighting Demons or Another 'Bad Reaction'?

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 11, 2011|4:59 pm

Never one to be out of the spotlight, Terrell Owens has been thrust into the media again these last couple of days for announcing his comeback to football and now new reports of possible drug overdose.

TMZ is reporting Owens had a bad reaction to medicine he was taking causing him to be rushed to the hospital last Thursday but many feel he may have overdosed because of his past history, once overdosing before.

In 2006 Owens was hospitalized after he had taken 35 Vicodin pills claiming he had a bad reaction then too.

According to an ESPN article from 2006, a police report had come out saying Owens was depressed and tried to kill himself as they found an empty pill bottle with the missing pills unaccounted for.

Owens quickly combated those stories saying he simply mixed up his pills and that the missing ones where in a drawer.

An angry Owens claims he had an allergic reaction to the painkillers and released a statement saying, “It’s very unfortunate for the reports to go from an allergic reaction to a definite suicide attempt.”

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The incident was recorded by a 911 dispatcher when Owens’ publicist, Kim Etheridge called for emergency help.

Now that it has happened again, many sports critics and bloggers alike are wondering if Terrell Owens just has a problem with fighting his demons.

This all comes on the heals of Owens announcing that he feels great after the 37-year-old received off season knee surgery this summer to repair torn ligaments.

Because of a stem-cell treatment he had in Korea, he feels he could be playing in possibly a month, but nothing is set in stone because of the new setbacks.

In a statement regarding his recent trip to the hospital he told ESPN, “I’m not gonna waste your time, so I wouldn’t expect you to waste my time. When I step on the field, you know what you gonna get.”

It is uncertain even if Owens is ready to return that any team would want him because of his history of injuries and past baggage.

This sentiment was reflected through CBS’ Charley Casserly when he made this statement on Owens, “Well I can say this. When I was a General Manager, I had the opportunity to sign him, I didn't sign him. I wouldn't sign him today. Here's what I see; when I go back to Cincinnati last year, you watch him play, wouldn't come across the middle, wouldn't block. My sources in Cincinnati told me a couple things: he still has that selfish attitude and he still was a disruptive guy in the locker room. Not for me."

 

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