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It's difficult to type this blog entry with my head spinning over the news that Terrell Owens may have attempted suicide by overdosing on pain medication.

Details of the police report, first released by WFAA-TV in Dallas, included how Owens said "yes" when asked by rescue workers whether he was trying to harm himself.

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A friend noticed Owens putting two more pills in his mouth, emptying the bottle, after the rescue workers arrived. I heard one report that Owens consumed 35 of them, which obviously is wrong.

The latest update has him being released from the hospital, and I'm fairly certain that wouldn't be the case if he ingested 35 painkillers.

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I appears that he initially took five, and then two more, and admitted to being depressed.

If this was Derrick Mason or Hines Ward, if this was Donald Driver or Eric Moulds, we'd all be in shock. But Owens has his demons. His erratic behavior is proof enough.

They've just never reared up to this extent. They've never tried to do him this much harm.

The Cowboys have scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference. Hopefully, it will provide some answers.

If the Orioles make a serious run at Gary Sheffield, and owner Peter Angelos is intrigued by him, it most likely would be as a left fielder/DH.

I'll take him at DH if Alfonso Soriano is the left fielder.

Even the Sheffield detractors probably would settle for that arrangement.

The more I see of left-hander Brian Burres, the more I like him. The Orioles still need a late-inning lefty with a track record, but Burres deserves consideration for Kurt Birkins' role - as does Birkins himself. And the Orioles are confident that John Parrish will be ready by spring training, so we can't forget him.

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