September 29, 2006

DOES NO ONE CARE ENOUGH TO MAKE HIM GET HELP?:

T.O. cans talkative trainer (CHRISTIAN RED, 9/29/06, NY DAILY NEWS)

After completing his first full workout since breaking his right ring finger on Sept. 17, Owens finished the day by firing his longtime personal trainer, James (Buddy) Primm, after the 55-year-old Primm told the Dallas Morning News details of Owens' personal life - that Owens' fiancée had recently ended their three-year relationship and that Owens was upset he had missed his son's seventh birthday on Monday. Both the son and the ex-fiancée live in California.

Primm had suggested to the Morning News that both events may have been the cause for Owens to be upset. But Primm just wound up causing Owens to get more upset, and lost his job in the process.

"He shouldn't have said anything about my personal life - period. Now I really have to be guarded as far as who I talk to. If I can't trust my own trainer, I can't trust nobody," Owens told the Dallas paper.

Cutting ties with Primm was the latest bizarre development in the last 48 hours.


Bill Parcells, in particular, should be ashamed of himself.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 29, 2006 12:00 AM
Comments

He did let Lawrence Taylor get away with a lot of stuff after the Giants' first Super Bowl win, but Taylor merely thought he was invunerable at the time and behaved himself after his first drug troubles for the rest of Bill's tenure in New York. TO's got some demons in the cranium that no amount of discipline can correct, and no amount of public relations spin (even by a real public relations person) can smooth over for very long before the next disaster strikes.

On the other hand, anyone in Philadelphia looking for free Tylenol tables can probably pick a few hundred thousand off the turf at The Linc next Sunday when the Cowboys come to town.

Posted by: John at September 29, 2006 11:23 AM

How can Parcells help him? It wasn't a suicide attempt, just a publicity stunt. Parcells probably doesn't know a cure for narcissism.

Posted by: pj at September 29, 2006 1:01 PM

It was a cry for help, but Parcells is starting him Sunday instead of getting him any.

Posted by: oj at September 29, 2006 1:06 PM

"Cutting ties with Primm was the latest bizarre development in the last 48 hours." Bizarre? A bizarre development is if he still poured his heart out to the guy. Firing him may be the most non-bizarre thing Owens has done for a while.

Posted by: ic at September 29, 2006 2:23 PM
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