Wednesday, September 27, 2006

T.O. Should Be Taken At His Word

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens did the right thing by addressing the situation immediately. He emphatically declared that there was no suicide attempt, refuting a report that was apparently part of an internal police document. The pills that his publicist thought he took were apparently put in a drawer.
It was a major misunderstanding according to Owens and we should take him at his word. While some conspiracy theorists will feel that T.O. was looking for more publicity, that doesn't appear to be the case.
Of course the only one who knows for sure is T.O., and he insists that he was groggy, took some extra pills with his supplements and didn't remember much after that.
In the past Owens has been guilty of being a self-serving publicity hound, but it's doubtful that even he would go to these extremes for some extra attention.
Owens even apologized to the Cowboys organization for the disturbance his situation created.
For once, he should be taken at his word and the matter should be forgotten. Even somebody who isn't the most popular figure, especially with Eagles fans, deserves the benefit of the doubt.

No Time For Judgment on T.O.

We live in a world where people want immediacy, and that includes opinions on breaking news. Here's some advice on the current situation of Terrell Owens - hold off until all the facts are known.
Police reports obtained by several news outlets revealed that Owens, the ex-Eagle and current Dallas Cowboys receiver, attempted suicide by overdosing on pain medication.
The airways have been filled with speculation about this and all the amateur psychologists are attempting to determine the reason for such alleged behavior.
Owens left this city one as one of the most despised athletes after his role in helping break up the Eagles last season. None of that matters at this moment.
Owens was rushed to the hospital. His publicist says he had an allergic reaction to pain medication. Who knows how many pain pills he took, why he took them and what was going through his mind?
Nobody knows what Owens was or is truly thinking other than T.O. himself. We all have our opinions based on the facts we are receiving, but those thoughts are better kept private.
He should be examined by a battery of doctors who know how to deal with this type of situation.
And until it all is sorted out, making any type of judgments on Owens is simply irresponsible.