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    THE OWENS SAGA--As My Stomach Turns

    Report: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting
    Updated: Sep. 27, 2006, 12:26 AM ET
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    DALLAS -- Terrell Owens was taken to the emergency room for an undisclosed reason Tuesday night, and doctors treating the Dallas Cowboys 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.

    KTVT said a Dallas police spokesperson was en route to the hospital to talk about a "high profile case."

    Owens broke the bone leading to his right ring finger a week ago Sunday night. The next day, a plate was screwed in, protecting the bone so it can heal without further damage.

    Earlier Tuesday, Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said he expects Owens to rejoin his teammates at practice Wednesday and would start Sunday in Tennessee if he proves he can play.

    "It's just, can he withstand the pain of catching the ball?" Parcells said. "When he can stand it, he can play."

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

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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    Reports: T.O. taken to ER for allergic reaction

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

    Repeated calls from The Associated Press to Owens' agent, his publicist and the Cowboys were not returned. A hospital spokeswoman told the AP early Wednesday that there was not a patient registered by the name Terrell Owens; 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' status for Sunday's game against Tennessee was not immediately known. He was expected to practice Wednesday for the first time since breaking the bone leading to his right ring finger a week ago Sunday night. The next day, a plate was screwed in, protecting the bone so it can heal without further damage.

    Cowboys coach Bill Parcells previously has said that Owens' pain medication had made him ill.

    Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT, citing sources it did not identify, reported that Owens was taken to Baylor University Medical Center by a fire rescue crew, and that doctors were trying to induce vomiting. A reporter for the station later said she saw Owens being wheeled down the hall.

    Earlier Tuesday, Parcells said he expected Owens to rejoin his teammates at practice Wednesday and would start Sunday in Tennessee if he proves he can play.

    ``It's just, can he withstand the pain of catching the ball?'' Parcells said. ``When he can stand it, he can play.''

    The Cowboys had a bye last weekend, so Owens has yet to miss a game because of this injury. He's repeatedly said he'll play Oct. 8, when he gets to face his former team, the Eagles, in Philadelphia.
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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    If he needed to induce vomiting, he should have just called Drew Rosenhaus and listened to him talk for five minutes.

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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    Okay, I know it is still not proven, but they are now reporting that it was an attempted suicide attempt... O.O

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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    By TODD ARCHER / The Dallas Morning News

    Dallas Cowboys star receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide Tuesday night by swallowing prescription pain medication, according to a Dallas police report obtained by WFAA-TV.

    The report says Owens acknowledged to police that he had taken the pills and was trying to harm himself, WFAA-TV reported Wednesday.

    Owens was treated at Baylor University Medical Center for an undisclosed reason.

    According to the station, doctors were attempting to induce vomiting.

    Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said late Tuesday he was unaware of Owens’ trip to the hospital, and Owens’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and publicist, Kim Etheridge, could not be reached for comment.

    Last week, according to Cowboys coach Bill Parcells, Owens had a reaction to the pain medicine he was given following surgery in which a plate was inserted into his right hand to stabilize a fractured fourth metacarpal. Parcells said Owens became ill and could not work out, but he was improved the next day.

    On Tuesday, Owens did not speak with the media, but he appeared to be in good spirits.

    He continued conditioning work on the side with associate trainer Britt Brown and caught passes. He was wearing gloves and had his ring and middle fingers on his right hand taped together.

    Earlier Tuesday, Parcells said Owens would practice some today and he had not ruled Owens out from playing Sunday at Tennessee. Owens was wearing a bone growth simulator Tuesday to help the healing process. According to Parcells, the swelling in Owens’ hand had gone down, and the biggest challenge for Owens would be handling the pain of catching passes.

    “I have to see him out there being a confident player,” Parcells said. “I don’t want him out there thinking about something. If it’s going act as a deterrent, I don’t want that because that would eventually hurt us. But if he can get to the point where it looks like he can function and he feels pretty good about it (then Parcells would play him).

    “I’m talking to him every day, seeing how he’s doing. We’re moving forward. We have a lot of time between now and the game.”
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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    T.O. tried suicide, report says
    By MAC ENGEL and CLARENCE E. HILL JR.
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    Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens ingested a large amount of prescription pain medication in a suicide attempt, according to a Dallas police report quoted by WFAA/Channel 8.

    The report indicates that when police asked Owens if he had tried to harm himself, he said yes, the station reported.

    A team source said Tuesday night that Owens had suffered an allergic reaction to pain medication Tuesday night and was admitted to Baylor Medical Center.

    Owens left the hospital early this morning and police said they would make a statement during "working hours." A news conference will be held later today, police said.

    Terrell Owens' publicist, Kim Etheridge, said of the incident, "This is not serious." The source said Owens' status is unknown for today's practice and for the Cowboys' game Sunday at the Tennessee Titans.

    KTVT/Channel 11 reported that a fire rescue team took Owens to the hospital, reportedly to the emergency room to induce vomiting. Dallas police did not confirm nor deny any details. Calls to Owens' agent were not returned.

    Owens was on pain medication after he suffered a broken bone leading to his right ring finger in the Sept. 17 game against Washington. The next day, Owens had a plate screwed in to protect the bone so it could heal with no further risk of damage.

    Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said Sept. 20, "the pain medicine made [Owens] ill."

    The original prognosis was that Owens would be out two to four weeks.

    But after having the plate inserted into his hand, the question was whether Owens could withstand the pain of playing and catching passes with the plate.

    Owens has not practiced with the team since the injury. He caught passes Tuesday on the side from teammate Sam Hurd, and Parcells said he thought Owens would join the team for practice today.

    "Yeah, the swelling has gone down pretty good," Parcells said. "He's caught some balls and he ran a lot [Tuesday]. [Today] he'll do something. We have a ways to go."

    And Parcells said there was a long time before Sunday.

    "If he can get to the point where it looks like he can function and he feels pretty good about it....It's just, can he withstand the pain of catching the ball? If he can withstand it, he can play."

    However, after Tuesday night's developments, Owens' status for the rest of the week is uncertain.
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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    All I can say is what the fark? Prima Donna's life getting a little stressful?
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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    If he needed to induce vomiting, he should have just called Drew Rosenhaus and listened to him talk for five minutes.
    Next question ?


    To many Whoppers ??

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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    Laram0 runs to bathroom to induce vomiting after reading another chapter in the T.O. whoas me story.

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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting

    So does anyone feel sorry for him? I for one do not. I know first hand the symptoms of depression and have to believe given his history that this is just another attempt to get attention.
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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting--NOW SUICIDE ATTEMPT

    To be fair, now it sounds like the story is going back to a reaction to a mix between the pain medicine and some supplements. He has been released from the hospital (quite fast for someone who was depressed and tried to commit suicide) and is supposed to make a statement at 1:30 EST.
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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting--NOW SUICIDE ATTEMPT

    Would it be an understatement to say this guy has problems? The T.O. spin machine team certainly seems to be in good working order though.

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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting--NOW SUICIDE ATTEMPT

    Owens refutes report, says he didn't attempt suicide
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    Terrell Owens said he didn't try to commit suicide and said his publicist's call to 911 was a case of misunderstanding.

    "There was no suicide attempt," Owens said. "The rumor of me taking 35 pills is absurd," said Owens, who said the rest of the pills in the empty bottle were in a drawer.

    Owens said his publicist made the 911 call out of a fear for his well being.

    "I really wasn't as coherent as they thought I was," Owens said when asked if he told rescue workers he tried to hurt himself. Owens said he took hydrocortisone for his hand and a number of supplements. "The list is too long. All of them are natural supplements."

    When asked if he could play Sunday against Tennessee, Owens said "yeah."

    The police report said the 32-year-old Owens told his publicist Kim Etheredge "that he was depressed," but she said Wednesday, "Terrell did not say he was despressed."

    A confusing series of events swirled around T.O. with few answers for most of Wednesday after an internal police report indicated he tried to kill himself by overdosing on prescription pain medication, even putting two more pills into his mouth after a friend intervened.

    The Dallas police report said Owens was asked by rescue workers "if he was attempting to harm himself, at which time [he] stated, 'Yes.'"

    Owens left the hospital late Wednesday morning, giving reporters a "thumbs up" but making no comment as he was driven away in an SUV.

    Dallas coach Bill Parcells said he didn't know any details, other than it was "apparently an unfortunate set of circumstances." He said it was too early to tell whether Owens might be able to practice this week or even play Sunday against Tennessee.

    "I don't have enough information yet," he said. "I wouldn't [decide] anything right now. I'm talking with a good deal of ignorance on the subject."

    Parcells said he had not spoken with Owens, but had discussed the case for a few minutes with team owner Jerry Jones.

    "I think he felt the same way," Parcells said. "We just need to figure out what's going on."

    After getting almost strictly Owens-related questions, Parcells cut off his usual 25-30 minute session after only nine minutes. He ended it by getting up from his chair and saying, "When I find out what the hell is going on, you will know. Until then, I'm not getting interrogated for no reason."

    The Cowboys said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, "Our concerns right now are for his health and well being. This is a medical issue that involves an individual's personal health. When we have additional information on Terrell's condition as it relates to his playing status, we will share it with you."

    The series of events began a little before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

    Owens' publicist, Kim Etheredge, said she was at Owens' home when he took pain medicine for his broken right hand. Concerned by how he began acting, Etheredge said in various interviews Wednesday with Dallas-area media that she called 911. Owens was taken to a hospital, with Etheredge saying it was an allergic reaction to the medicine.

    But early Wednesday, several media outlets received a police report -- that had yet to be released by the authorities -- saying Owens had attempted suicide by overdosing on the painkillers, even putting two more pills into his mouth after an unidentified friend intervened.

    The police document, first reported by WFAA-TV, said Owens was asked by rescue workers "if he was attempting to harm himself, at which time [he] stated, 'Yes.'"

    When officially released by police, about half the document was blacked out, including the phrases "attempting suicide by prescription pain medication" and "a drug overdose," as well as the details of Owens having two pills pried from his mouth and Owens saying "Yes" when asked if he intended to harm himself.

    Etheredge, who said she was the friend cited in the police document, told Dallas-area media Wednesday that the police got the story wrong.

    The tape of the 911 call could help clear things up. The Associated Press filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to get its contents, but fire department officials said it would not be available before late Wednesday.

    The friend, who is not identified in the report, "noticed that [his] prescription pain medication was empty and observed [Owens] putting two pills in his mouth," the police report said.

    Using her fingers, the friend attempted to pry them out of Owens' mouth. Owens told police he had taken only five of the 40 pain pills in the bottle he'd emptied before the incident.

    Etheredge said Wednesday that she didn't take anything out of Owens' mouth.

    Police Lt. Rick Watson said he could only confirm that paramedics called police to say they were taking Owens to the hospital. He said no more details would come from the police because no laws were broken.

    It is not a crime in Texas for a person to attempt suicide.

    "This is a high-profile person. We looked into it and we determined it is not a criminal offense," Watson said. "This a medical type of situation that occurred."

    Watson and fire department spokesman Joel Lavender cited privacy laws for the lack of information they could provide. Lavender said more details could come from the 911 call. The Associated Press filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to get the contents of the call.

    "Let's just look at the tape, review the tape," Lavender said. "I'll give you an honest answer once I know something."

    At the police news conference, Watson released a version of the police narrative with certain sections blacked out. The full report was obtained by several news outlets and reported first by WFAA. The AP received the full version from WFAA.

    According to the police report, Dallas Fire and Rescue was called regarding someone "attempting suicide by prescription pain medication." Officers arrived to find Owens being stabilized by ambulance workers, who then took him to Baylor University Medical Center.

    Owens broke the bone leading to his right ring finger during a game a week ago Sunday. The next day, doctors screwed in a plate so the bone could heal without fear of further damage. Parcells said last week that the pain medicine made Owens ill.

    Owens had not practiced since the injury, but because Dallas had a bye this past weekend he did not miss a game. He was expected to practice Wednesday, and Parcells had said there was a chance Owens could play Sunday against Tennessee.

    Owens had been especially looking forward to the Cowboys' game after that -- Oct. 8, in Philadelphia, against the team that dumped him midway through last season only months after he helped them nearly win the Super Bowl.

    Owens was seen laughing and joking on the practice field Tuesday morning. He chatted briefly with reporters in the locker room in the afternoon and seemed fine. A 2-inch scar on the top of his hand was puffy but not wrapped, and he said the swelling was doing down.

    While in the locker room, he took a pill from a white paper bag and looked at another medicine bottle that was in the bag. He also called a business partner about a towel-wrap venture they're starting and joked to TV cameras that he wasn't talking until Wednesday and it was only Tuesday.

    "My little boy knows better than that," he said, laughing, as he plopped onto a sofa in the middle of the locker room.

    Also Tuesday, Owens was involved in launching a national campaign for the National Alliance to End Abuse, an organization aimed at helping at-risk youngsters. He appeared at a high school Tuesday morning and was scheduled to visit others but had to cancel because of changes in the team's practice schedule.

    Owens has played two games for the Cowboys, catching nine passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

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    Re: THE OWENS SAGA--As My Stomach Turns

    I'm sick and tired of this guy. He's a complete wack job IMO.:x

    Thankfully he's not on our team. His distractions outweigh his on the field abilities.

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    Re: [ESPN]: T.O. taken to Dallas ER to induce vomiting--NOW SUICIDE ATTEMPT

    Who gives a rats ass!
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