You can have your popcorn ready for the upcoming NFL’s Hall Of Fame induction, but don’t expect to enjoy it while hearing Terrell Owens’s name is called.
It all started a few weeks ago when Owens announced he would not attend the Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony—even though he’s part of this year’s class—saying instead he would give his speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
So how will the Hall of Fame handle this unusual situation?
By ignoring him back and not mentioning T.O. during the gold jacket or the induction ceremony.
“The focus is on the guys who are here,” says Pro Football Hall of Fame executive director Joe Horrigan.
It seems that the Hall believes that to truly be in its select group, being a five-time All-Pro, finishing second in career receiving yards and second in career receiving touchdowns isn’t enough. You also have to show up and give a speech, or the Hall won’t acknowledge you.
Is it me or is the Hall of Fame being vindictive and punitive?
It’s not me.
Source: Yahoo! Sports