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NFL: Dallas Cowboys' Star Receiver Terrell Owens Denies Attempting Suicide


Flamboyant National Football League receiver Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys has denied the media reports that said he attempted suicide Tuesday night by taking too much pain medication for his broken hand.

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Owens said that he became groggy and non-responsive, because of a negative reaction between the pain medicine and his dietary supplements, and could not properly respond to questions from those who came to his assistance.

The Cowboys' wide receiver said that the rest of his medication was in a drawer, and not in the prescription bottle. However, he denied trying to hurt himself.

His agent Kim Etheredge had called emergency workers when Owens appeared to be in an altered state. Etheredge denied reports that Owens had said he tried to harm himself or that he was depressed. She also denied earlier reports that said that she had taken pills out of Owens' mouth or that his stomach was pumped at the Baylor Medical Center where he was taken.

Owens thanked Dallas police, fire and rescue workers and the Baylor Medical Center doctors who treated him. It is not known if Owens will be available for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans but he said he expected to be at practice on Thursday.

Terrell Owens has been one of the NFL's top receivers during his 11-year career. He is well known for his stunts on the field and other publicity-seeking antics off the field.

His behavior prompted the Philadelphia Eagles to release him during the middle of last season. The Dallas Cowboys signed him to a three-year $25 million deal before this season.

Some information for this report was provided by AP .

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