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Friday, November 11, 2005

Breaking / Faking News: T.O. Gets Punk'd! 

After T.O. aids a "victim" ... "police" give T.O. grief.

"He's a hero!" a woman says after Terrell Owens helps groaning old people next to an overturned van. But glory turns to misery as a lawyer and other police start giving the Eagles wideout a hard time about moving victims. "Not a hero in this state!" says the lawyer. Worst of all, a guy asks for an autograph because his nephew is a "giant Donovan McNabb fan." But it's all a prank, staged for Ashton Kutcher's MTV Show Punk'd. It'll air Sunday at 10 p.m.

Updated 3-14-06: Check out an abbreviated news clip or the whole scam.

What do you think T.O. was thinking? Something like: "Man, I'm a lock for the Hall of Fame now!"?



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