T.O. – I don’t believe ya
Terrell Owens says he didn’t try to committ suicide by overdosing on pain pills. I — for one– don’t believe him. He says that he had an allergic reaction to medication that he had been taking for more than a week. Yeah, right.
Instead, I believe the woman who just happens to be his publicist – you know, the lady that called the police in the first place. Deadspin explains it best:
Etheredge, Owens’ personal publicist, found him last night disoriented and/or overdosing on medication. She told police that he said he was “depressed” and that a prescription for 40 pain bills had been filled earlier that week. Before this exact incident, Owens had taken five pain pills. Etheredge now realized they were all gone, and she watched Owens put two pills in his mouth, which she tried to extract. The police, witnessing the empty bottle, asked him if he had taken them. He said “yes.” He was asked if he was trying to harm himself. He said “yes.”
These are the facts: There is no way police could have gotten any of this information from anyone other than Etheredge. And there is no reason for them to lie.
Today, Etheredge, no longer a panicked woman afraid her friend and/or star client was about to die, put the personal publicist hat back on and denied everything that the police said. Their information, of course, came directly from her in the first place. And she is saying it didn’t happen. As is Owens.
So, the question you have to ask here: Which Kim Etheredge do you trust more?
Do you trust the one who witnessed a man that she sees every day — presumably cares for, cleans up after, pampers — overdosing on 30-plus pain pills and immediately calls 9-1-1, telling paramedics in a panic that he was trying to kill himself?
Or do you trust the one who realized that she’s not a human being: She’s a publicist, and her job is to make Terrell Owens look like everything is just fine?
Do you trust the human, or do you trust the publicist?
T.O. needs help. I hope he gets it.