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Terrell Owens To Skip His Hall Of Fame Induction

June 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm
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Terrell Owens said Thursday he will not to attend his Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, in August.  
 
"After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate what will be one of the most memorable days of my life, elsewhere," the five-time All-Pro wide receiver said in a statement.
 
Owens, who played 15 years in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, made headlines throughout his career for his popcorn-eating, polarizing personality. 
 
The announcement comes as a surprise after T.O. appeared on WFAN's "Carlin, Maggie & Bart" in May and claimed he would "have some stuff in store," when referring to his Hall of Fame induction speech. 
 
Owens has hinted at a potential comeback over the past few years, including ths past week when he indicated on Twitter he is looking to return to the team that drafted him, the 49ers. 
 


 
"At a later date, I will announce where and when I will celebrate my induction," Owens said Thursday. 
 
Owens may be passing on the induction ceremony out of spite for being snubbed by the Hall of Fame in his first two years of eligibility. Owens was openly bitter in the past for his inability to be inducted as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. 
 
Many attribute Owens' failure to reach the Hall of Fame sooner to his antics off the field that consistently ruffled the feathers of ownership, coaches, teammates and the media. 
 
Owens is arguably a top-five wide receiver all-time, as his numbers speak for themselves. Owens ranks third all-time in receiving touchdowns (153), eighth in receptions (1,078) and second in receiving yards (15,934).