Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens says he doesn't understand why the media and his critics lump him in with the NFL's bad boys, but "one thing they can't control is when I score touchdowns on Sunday and make them eat their words."
Owens talked with CNN news anchor Don Lemon in an interview from Miami that aired Friday. Lemon asked Owens if he intended to take his life in an episode in September 2006 when he was hospitalized after taking medication and legal supplements for a hand injury.
"No, not at all," Owens said. "I love me." He said "anybody that knows me knows" he loves himself too much to do anything like that.
As for crying at a postgame news conference following the Cowboys' playoff loss to the Giants, Owens said, "That's not the first time that I've cried, and pretty sure it won't be the last time."
He did allow that over the last year he has learned to shut up. However, as for his style, he makes no apologies. "They say I'm arrogant and too flamboyant. All it is to me is my passion for the game."