Yesterday, TMZ released audio of the 911 call placed by Terrell Owens‘ assistant, in which she tells the dispatcher she believes T.O. took pills in a suicide attempt. In the call, his assistant was asked “Was this a suicide attempt?” and she responded “Yes, I believe so.”
Owens has released a statement today, via his publicist, denying that he was trying to kill himself, and explains what really went down. The statement reads:
“Terrell Owens absolutely did not attempt suicide nor did he attempt to overdose on pills on Oct. 6, 2011.”
“The facts are that [T.O.’s assistant] arrived at his home that evening after he had already taken a sleeping aid to fall asleep. He was unresponsive because of this.”
“Unaware 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.”
In the meantime, T.O. has been busy working out and preparing for another season in the NFL.
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