Audio: Terrell Owens 911 Call Says He Attempted Suicide [Updated]
A few weeks ago, we passed along a report saying Terrell Owens was taken to the hospital via ambulance for an overdose on prescription pills. TMZ obtained the audio from the 911 call placed by T.O.’s assistant, and it doesn’t bode well for Owens.
When asked if it was a suicide attempt, the assistant says “Yes, I believe so.”
She said that Owens wasn’t breathing normally and that he was “barely” awake. The assistant explains that T.O. was talking to his girlfriend/ex-girlfriend prior to ingesting the pills.
She was audibly shaken over the incident, and in distress while she made the call.
Here’s the audio from the call:[audio:http://larrybrownsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/terrell-owens-911.mp3|titles=terrell-owens-911]
UPDATE: Terrell Owens’ publicist denies that her client was attempting suicide that night.
Her official statement:
“NFL Wide Receiver, Terrell Owens absolutely did not attempt suicide nor did he attempt to overdose on pills on October 6, 2011. Reports released today claiming he did are completely false and were made in relation to a 911 call his assistant made that evening. The facts are that she arrived at his home that evening after he had already taken a sleeping aid to fall asleep. He was unresponsive because of this. Unaware that he had taken a sleeping aid prior to her arrival, his assistant became concerned and decided to call 911. When the ambulance and police arrived, Owens was responsive and was not held in the hospital. Reports released with the 911 call today are misleading and not factual.
As one can see from his workout televised this past Tuesday, he is strong both mentally and physically as well as 100% focused on playing football.”