Terrell Owens tries to kill himself.<br><br>He's depressed. <br>Maybe he doesn't make enough money? I'm not sure what it is, but one thing is for sure. He's a [censored] looking for attention. No one who really wants to kill themselves, especially a man, takes drugs to do it. It rarely works, and people know that. Use a gun to the head or jump off a cliff like a man.<br><br>This guy is more attention starved than anyone on the planet.<br><br>
Speaking of drugs, here's someone who could probably benefit from them. <br><br>"Track and field line judge Lia Mara Lourenco is helped after a javelin hit her in her foot during "Brazil Trophy," a national track and field competition, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006." (AP Photo/Jonne Roriz, Agencia Estado)<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br>
_________________________ Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
Loc: United States
Um, you're serious? "[censored]"..?<br><br>Sure the guy's been a problem everywhere he's went, but don't you think this incident points to the *root* of that problem? Depression and insecurity would certainly make T.O. act the way he acts, and do the things he does. Trying to kill yourself is always a cry for help, but I would hope that it wouldn't be perceived as some sort of 'marketing ploy' by yourself and others. <br><br>The man's clearly been acting like an a$$hole for a long time, and now we probably know why. He's already got his money, he plays for one of the most popular sports franchises in the world, and he's got a good chance to win a Super Bowl this year. Are you saying he did it to sell a few more jerseys or something? Why WOULD he do something like this, other than to maybe finally make his personal demons disppear - now that he's achieved success in every other part of his life, that is...<br><br>Apparently his former teams had approached him about getting mental help, but he shrugged it off. It takes a lot of pride-swallowing and vulnerability to admit you a) have a problem and b) getting help for it.<br><br>Now, obviously some people are going to read my post and brush it off as a diehard Cowboy fan who's frustrated with the loss of a great receiver for a potentially long period of time. While the Cowboys-fan side of me says "Oh man, that sucks for the team", the human being in me - who's been dealing with a depressed family member for over a year and a half now - really feels for the guy.<br><br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pete on 09/27/06 11:59 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Well, its really hard to feel sorry for someone who has a one-dimensional personality - an arrogant prick. Both on and off the field.<br><br>My main point, other than that, was that he wasn't really trying to kill himself as is listed. He was trying to draw attention. Not for marketing reasons, of course. That doesn't even make any sense.<br><br>
Loc: United States
Arrogrance can certainly be a defense mechanism - I've seen it before in people who have much deeper issues. They make everyone around them feel uncomfortable and 'put off' by acting belligerent, but once you break them down there's usually a deep-rooted insecurity.<br><br>All I'm saying is that it's more complicated than dollars and media bytes. The man's a human being, and I'm not so sure those of us with the same insecurities would handle the constant blitz of attention & scrutiny as well either. T.O. puts up the facade that all of us have come to know and be put off by, but there's something a lot more complex lurking under that helmet. Hopefully he gets the help he needs, seeing as he's got everything else. <br><br><br><br>
For the third time, I never said it had anything to do with dollars or media bytes. I said exactly what you are saying now, it was a cry for attention. I just didn't say it as nicely as you. <br><br><br>
From what I have heard a lot of people attempt suicide for the attention they will get if they succeed or even if they don't. It's a cry for help. Arrogant rich pricks can cry for help too, can't they? <br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
_________________________ We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Arrogant rich pricks can cry for help too, can't they?<p><hr></blockquote><p>No. They have to lie on their bed in a pile of cash when they are depressed. Don't you watch movies?<br><br>
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