Any hope for headline-grabbing Wide Receiver Terrell Owens to make an NFL comeback may have bitten the dust. TMZ.com reports that emergency officials were responding to a call about a possible prescription pill overdose when they were dispatched to the L.A. apartment where Owens was staying last week.
Owens has since been released from a California hospital, and a rep for Owens had no comment to TMZ on the matter.
Owens underwent surgery this summer to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is a free agent. He recently underwent stem-cell treatment in Korea and said that he could be playing “in a month or less,” reports the Washington Post. Owens is known for his sometimes odd behavior on the sidelines and in postgame interviews, like this famous reaction to a question following a Dallas Cowboys playoff loss in 2008:
Owens, often referred to as T.O. (and Team Obliterate to ESPN analyst Skip Bayless), was hospitalized in 2006 after having a bad reaction to painkillers. In w006 T.O. denied reports that followed his hospitalization that the wide reciever had attempted to commit suicide by ingesting 35 Vicodin pills.
“I’m not gonna waste your time, so I wouldn’t expect you to waste my time,” Owens told ESPN of his possible comeback. “When I step on the field, you know what you gonna get.”