Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Take a T.O., Terrell.

I had the occasion this morning to listen to “The Power Trip” morning show on sports station AM 1130 KFAN. I happened to catch the PT guys, including WCCO-TV sports anchor Mark Rosen, discussing a Tuesday evening incident involving Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens. The ESPN report I heard last evening stated Owens was rushed to a Dallas hospital as a result of an allergic reaction to pain medication he was taking for a broken finger. However, during the KFAN show I was listening to, PT co-host Chris Hawkey mentioned he had heard a report on Fox News that Owens had attempted suicide.

It was at that point when Rosen scoffed at the notion of a suicide attempt, claiming it was just another Fox News creation. Rosie then sarcastically inquired, “What, did they blame Bill Clinton?”

Whether it’s the local or national liberal spin machine mainstream media, members of said fraternities never pass up an opportunity to bash The Fox News channel.

But, I digress.

As it turns out, Fox may have had a scoop.

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.

ESPN's Michael Irvin said that Owens denied he attempted suicide and said he was rushed to the hospital as a result of an adverse reaction to medication.

Just another strange, bizarre saga in the life and NFL career of the guy called “T.O.”

UPDATE: Owens denies suicide attempt.

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