Wednesday, September 27, 2006

T.O.: Mentally Unstable Or Publicity Whore?

The Dallas wide-receiver has been hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt.

Owens was asked by rescue workers "if he was attempting to harm himself, at which time (he) stated, `Yes.'"

Obviously, trying to take one's own life isn't something to be shrugged off or second-guessed at, but I can't help thinking of T.O.'s previous forays into media antics. Granted, this would be a huge step up from doing crunches in your driveway. But considering how much the media swarmed over and dwelt on his constant issues in Philly, this incident is sure to keep attention focused on him for weeks to come.

It's entirely possible (and maybe even likely) that the guy suffers from major depression. He does, after all, play for the Cowboys. If so, he needs to get help and I wish him the best.

On the other hand, the cynical side of me just sees T.O. being T.O.

**Update** Owens states, "Man, that didn't happen." Oh well. Back to doing sit-ups in the front yard.

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