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Offline Dressel Rebel

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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2006, 11:00 AM »
Well I don't see how he's going to go from depressed and possibly suicidal to playing again this season.  Chances are he's done for the year, but I'm rooting for him.
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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2006, 11:08 AM »
Well I don't see how he's going to go from depressed and possibly suicidal to playing again this season.  Chances are he's done for the year, but I'm rooting for him.

Assuming this isn't just one big publicity stunt, of course.  And we all know that T.O. would never, ever do anything like that.  That's something prima donnas do.

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« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2006, 11:18 AM »
I think it's more of a cry for help (obviously) and attention.  When you really want to kill yourself, you don't overdose on pills.  It leaves too much of a chance for you to be discovered and eventually saved.  Is he messed up?  Of course.  Does he really want to die?  I don't think so.

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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2006, 11:41 AM »
I think it's more of a cry for help (obviously) and attention.



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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2006, 12:15 PM »
The friend mentioned in the report is Owens' publicist, Kim Etheridge, according to reports. She told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News that that reports of an attempted suicide were false.

Etheridge told the Star-Telegram that Owens was "fine."

Etheridge said she called 911 because Owens was groggy and lethargic. After taking some supplements "it kicked in a reaction" with the painkillers, she told the Star-Telegram.

"Here's a person whose body is so clean, it really had a negative reaction to the medication and supplements he was taking," Etheredge told The Morning News. "Thank goodness someone was there to call an ambulance."

Etheridge told The Morning News that Owens has been released from the hospital.

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If this were really a suicide attempt, I doubt he'd be home already.  I've seen this plenty of times, these people are tied up in the hospital and a rubber room for days after suicide attempts.

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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2006, 12:21 PM »
I want to hear it from someone other than his publicist.
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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2006, 12:36 PM »
I want to hear it from someone other than his publicist.

How 'bout his agent?

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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2006, 01:14 PM »
As soon as I heard that he was already released from the hospital, at home, and holding a press conference at 2:30 PM, I knew he didn't try to take his life last night.

EDIT:  This from Dallascowboys.com:

Multiple people with knowledge of this sort of incident and these types of investigations maintain that if this indeed was determined to be a suicide attempt the DPD would not be allowing Owens to leave Baylor Medical Center, as he already has, and that it would subject Owens to a 72-hour psychological investigation.

Owens will be holding a 2:30 PM EST press conference outside of his residence.
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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2006, 02:35 PM »
****, Baylor is a block from here.  I should have run over earlier to try to get the real story.

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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2006, 04:57 PM »
today has been freakin' hilarious.   first no one knew, then suicide, then skepticism, and finally TO Owens denies everything.

all day long the sports stations have been interviewing suicide specialists, and speculating on if TO will ever play again, and he will probably play sunday.

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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2006, 04:59 PM »
It was all just a big, silly, misunderstanding.

Whew.

Random thoughts from a cynic:

* T.O. said he's gonna practice tomorrow, and will be able to play this weekend.  I say he'll wind up sitting this week out, just "to be safe," and that--hey, look at this!--his first game back will be against the Eagles up in Philadelphia.  Ratings bo-nan-za.

* T.O. would never kill himself, because then he wouldn't be able to sit back and enjoy the fuss that everybody was making about him.

* If this was anyone else in the world, I wouldn't be being such an ******* about an attempted suicide--but this is T.O. we're talking about.  The man is a walking media circus and the biggest attention whore in all of sports.  He's eating this **** up with a spoon.

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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #71 on: September 28, 2006, 11:32 AM »
Look on the bright side, at least we didn't have to see Drew Rosenhaus through all this.

Owens might even play this Sunday vs. the Titans.

I'll wrap up my thoughts on this subject with some of the more memorable T.O. appearances where he loves to be....

In front of a wall of cameras:
































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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #72 on: October 2, 2006, 11:46 AM »
That ass-kicking the Bears dropped on the Seahawks last night was a thing of beauty.  I love watching their defense play.

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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #73 on: October 2, 2006, 01:02 PM »
The best part about this weekend was that the Bucs didn't lose.


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Re: NFL 2006-07
« Reply #74 on: October 2, 2006, 09:37 PM »
That ass-kicking the Bears dropped on the Seahawks last night was a thing of beauty.  I love watching their defense play.

I sure hope the Bears keep it up!  I can not believe how good the defense AND the offense looks so far.  Da Bears!