In 2006, reports surfaced that receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide via an overdose of prescription medication. Owens and his publicist later denied it.
Now, a report has surfaced that receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide via an overdose of prescription medication. Though Owens has said nothing about the situation, his current publicist has denied it.
Diana Bianchini told the Associated Press that “reports released with the 911 call [Thursday] are misleading and not factual.” Still, in the 911 call, the dispatchers asks Owens’ assistant if the situation was a suicide attempt.
“Yes,” the woman says. “I believe so.”
If the assessment made by the assistant in the moment that the situation was unfolding is accurate, we hope that Owens gets whatever help he needs. At 37, he has many productive, happy, and fulfilling years in front of him.