Re: T.O., O.D.

A weird story keeps getting weirder. KXAS-Channel 5 sports anchor Newy Scruggs, one of the few local media types to have a sit-down with T.O., is reporting, as is Dallas' Only Daily, that T.O.'s publicist, Kim Etheridge, says Owens was not trying to kill himself. Newy, who talked to Etheridge by phone this morning, relays, in fact, that Owens was merely incoherent after accidentally confusing his vitamin supplements for pain medication and ingesting the wrong quantity of the wrong pills.

Says Newy, "T.O.'s camp says he's fine, he'll be released from the hospital today, and he plans on playing Sunday against Tennessee."

As for the details of the police report that strongly point to an attempted suicide, Newy says Etheridge says there were a lot of people and commotion in the apartment, but that T.O. couldn't have possibly told police he was trying to harm himself because "he was unresponsive, too groggy to talk." Hmm. Guess the only thing cleared up is that it was, in fact, Etheridge who made the 911 call to police. Stayed tuned. --Richie Whitt

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