Terrell Owens's personal assistant called police earlier this month after what the assistant considered a suicide attempt, according to a TMZ report. Owens was reportedly transported to a local hospital by ambulance due to a possible pain pill overdose on Oct. 6, 2010, after his assistant called to alert police of her boss's status.
Asked during the 911 call whether she believed it was a suicide attempt, Owens's assistant responded, "Yes, I believe so."
Owens was hospitalized in 2006 and rumors circulated that he might have overdosed then. WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that a police report stated that one of Owens's friends, Kim Etheredge, also his publicist, called 911 regarding a suicide attempt. Etheredge told police that Owens was depressed, his bottle of painkillers was empty, 35 pills were unaccounted for and he said he wanted to harm himself.
A police spokesperson would only confirm the police were called, saying that whatever happened was not a criminal offense. In Texas, attempted suicide is not a crime.
Owens denied the 2006 reports, saying he was hospitalized with an allergic reaction.
The 37-year old Owens held an open workout Tuesday in hopes of returning to the NFL, but no teams attended the workout. Owens said he was undeterred by the lack of interest and that he only needs one team.