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Recent 911 call: T.O. attempted suicide

File photo of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens in Charlotte

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens works out on the sidelines during their NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, North Carolina, in this September 26, 2010 file photo. Owens will miss the last two games of the regular season because of a torn meniscus in his left knee, the NFL team said. The wide receiver aggravated the injury in Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns, the Bengals said on their website. REUTERS/Jason Miczek/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


In 2006, receiver Terrell Owens created a major stir with a drug overdose that was believed to be a suicide attempt. Last month, Owens reportedly had another overdose, as reported by TMZ.

Now, TMZ has obtained the 911 call that was placed. Asked whether the ingestion of prescription medication was a suicide attempt, a woman who was speaking to the 911 dispatcher said, “Yes. I believe so.

The last time something like this happened, Owens was a member of the Cowboys. He held a press conference at Valley Ranch to declare that he hadn’t attempted suicide. The event punctuated by a clumsy declaration from publicist Kim Etheredge that Owens has “25 million reasons why he should be alive,” a reference to the $25 million contract he had signed with the Cowboys earlier that year.

This time around, Owens is trying to attract the attention of an NFL team, and he has said nothing publicly regarding the incident. The content of the 911 call likely will do nothing to assist his chances of getting back into the NFL.