Thursday, September 28, 2006

25 Million Reasons Why He Should Be Alive?

Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys is in the midst of another fiasco. No big surprise. He took too many painkillers and his publicist had to call 911. Either he did it on purpose, trying to kill himself, or it was an accident. Whatever, we may never know. The distrubing thing for me when reading about this was what Owens' publicist, Kim Etheredge, said when explaining why Owens would never kill himself:

"Terrell has 25 million reasons why he should be alive."

She is referring to his recent $25 million contract with the Cowboys. Is this for real? I'm sorry, but I find that a bit disturbing. I understand she probably didn't mean for it to come off the way I'm taking it, and I'm sorry to say it in the context of what could be a terrible moment in someone's life, but if those were my 25 million reasons for living, I would probably want to kill myself.

If you think about it, she probably thought he tried to kill himself in the first place. She walks into a room, sees him all messed up with an empty bottle of painkillers next to him. I doubt the first thing that went through her mind was, "Oh, T.O. You are a feisty one. You've gone and accidentally taken too many pills again." So she calls 911 and now she's probably trying to sound convincingly supportive of her client. Whatever. It just disgusts me that she would be thinking of that when coming up with reasons for someone to be alive. And I realize it's unfair of me to make a judgment call like this, but for pete's sake, she's a publicist and should know better.

Owens denies he tried to hill himself

1 comment:

Luke Seraphim said...

Wow. God have mercy. This is what the world has come to I'm afraid. I've got at least 25 reasons to be alive, and I'll see at least 12 of them tonight, and I guarantee none of us have any money - which makes it all the better. We have beer, and each other, and some of us have warm wives to go home to. But overall, we have the Love of God and the love of good friends and family. Money isn't all bad, but it sure has a way of fu**ing things up if you live for it. Thanks for passing this story on. Perhaps something good to talk about tonight. See you then.