A Different Take On The T.O. Story

Re telling the Terrell Owens story over and over is already getting old, so here is just a few observations that might be a little something different than what most people are saying about T.O.

1. What was the deal with T.O.’s “publicist,” Kim Etheredge, who looked like not only she hadn’t slept in about two days, but also needs a serious make-over. I’m not going to sit here and make fun of her looks, but come on! How could she have not been totally aware that her face would be all over the nation as the press conference was played over and over and over? Despite being probably emotionally drained and totally exhausted, don’t you think that she could have plastered on some makeup and did the hair a little bit instead of looking like Diana Ross getting pulled over after a night of drinking?

2. More on Etheredge – Nice comment about how T.O. has “25 millions reasons to live,” yeah Kim, cuse no one with money ever gets depressed or ever kills themselves. How about taking a second to think about things before you just come attacking the media and those that have thrown stones at Owens in the past. Sounds to me like she had a bigger beef with the media than with the Dallas Police, which if they were wrong about what she said on their police report, they should be the bad guys in this whole thing – not the media who was simply trying to get info.

3. As far as the actual incident goes, I actually believe Owens almost 100 percent on what went down. I don’t think he tried to kill himself, and with all the “supplements” that he reportedly takes, I can see how taking 2 (I think it was probably more like 4-5) pain pills can totally mess you up. I have taken 1/2 of a pain pill before for various things and the next thing I knew I felt like I could have slept for 10 hours. So with that, I have no doubts that T.O. was probably not in his right mind when Etheredge got there or when he reportedly told police he was trying to do harm to himself.

4. I don’t think this was a case of Owens wanting just to make noise and get in the national media spotlight. Some are saying that he did this on purpose, which is just absurd. I think Owens is a pretty smart guy when the day is done, and there are plenty of ways to get your name out there instead of having to call 9-1-1 and have to be taken to a hospital, then it come out that you were trying to kill yourself. Does T.O. like the spotlight – yes. I don’t think though that this falls into that category.

5. The national media seems a bit to be changing their tune when it comes to Owens. He is not beloved by them by any means, but most seem to almost be on his side in this whole incident, and even some feeling sorry for him. It’s a far cry from a season ago at this time where Owens was heading to a season ending suspension from the Eagles, and everyone in the media wanted him burned at the stake.

The saga with Owens will go on, and we’ll all still be here to hang on each and every word. Hopefully for the Cowboys and the league, this will be the last “distraction” of the season for Owens, but if anyone knows anything about T.O., you can bet this incident won’t be the last.

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3 Responses to “A Different Take On The T.O. Story”

  1. jay says:

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  2. Jim from the 1 5 0 says:

    Hey Matt..Real fresh take on the T.O. situation. You sound like a guy who has time to sit by the radio and listen all day to everyone elses take and then jot what your were able to remember into your antique computer. You sound like a suburban, chubby – cops kid that loves the police. You have no idea what it’s like to be a black man and deal with suspicions every day of your life. Way to pile onto the African American women who was way in over her head. T.O. probably hired her because no one else would give the sister a break and get real experience. Glad you found time to blast her in between playing with your little fantasy football team and napping. Keep it real Matt and give T.O. a break.

    Jim from the 1 5 0

  3. Frank says:


    I came across your website by mistake searching for a place called the NFL GridIron Pub and decided to check it out. I agree with your stance that Mr. Terrell Owens did not actually try to commit suicide and that he was probably just under the influence of whatever medication he was taking. If the guy would just play football and keep all of his on/off the field antics to a minimum he could possibly end up in the Hall of Fame.

    I also agree with you on your comments on one Ms. Kim Etheredge, Mr. Owens’s publicist. Not only did I listen to her comments over the radio, I saw her on the television and notice she looked as if she had more medication in her than Mr. Owens. Not real smart for someone who knew they would eventually be in the public spotlight.

    Which brings me on to the comments written by JIM from the 150. It appears to me that JIM either knows more about Matt’s personal life or is merely guessing about his computer, appearance, family life, race, etc. Obviously, if Matt is a male Caucasian, which I do not know, than he does not know what it is like to be a male African American. And if what you are saying is true, JIM from 150, than you do not know what it is to be a male Caucasian. I’m also guessing that you know Ms. Kim Etheredge on a personal basis as you stated Mr. Owens “probably hired her because no one else would give the sister a break and get real experience.”

    JIM from 150; You actually had the audacity to ask the writer of this column to “keep it real.” How about “keeping it real yourself.”