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Terrell Owens didn't attempt suicide, rep says

Terrell Owens attends the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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A publicist for Terrell Owens says he "absolutely" did not attempt suicide or overdose on pills earlier this month.

In a statement, publicist Diana Bianchini says an assistant arrived at Owens' home on Oct. 6 after he had taken a sleeping aid to fall asleep.

The assistant did not realize that, became concerned and called 911. Bianchini says that when police arrived, Owens was responsive.

911 caller: Terrell Owens tried suicide

Bianchini says "reports released with the 911 call (Thursday) are misleading and not factual."

In 2006, Owens made headlines for what police initially considered a suicide attempt but later was classified as an "accidental overdose" on prescription medicine.

The 37-year-old free-agent wide receiver has been rehabilitating a left knee injury that required surgery. He played 14 games for Cincinnati last season, making 72 receptions with nine touchdowns.

He held a workout Tuesday that was watched by two TV networks but no NFL teams.