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Sport Hall of Fame won't mention Terrell Owens at induction ceremony

19:00  12 july  2018
19:00  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Terrell Owens reveals celebration plans for Hall of Fame induction

  Terrell Owens reveals celebration plans for Hall of Fame induction "I have decided to give my Hall of Fame speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga," Owens wrote Tuesday on Twitter.The former wide receiver took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal his plans for celebrating his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction after declining an invitation to attend the ceremony last month.

Terrell Owens says he will not attend the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, an unprecedented decision by an enshrinee.

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There will not be any mention of Terrell Owens during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August.

In fact, the Hall of Fame is excluding Owens from the event entirely, according to executive director Joe Horrigan.

“The focus is on the guys who are here," Horrigan told Talk of Fame Network. "There’s no reason to bring him up as an individual. He’s not here.”

Owens will have to wait a little longer to get his gold jacket as well. Players typically receive their gold jackets at Friday's Gold Jacket dinner that will happen Aug. 3, but the Hall of Fame will instead mail Owens' gold jacket to him the following day.

Charles Barkley: Owens 'selfish' for skipping Hall of Fame ceremony

  Charles Barkley: Owens 'selfish' for skipping Hall of Fame ceremony Charles Barkley thinks former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens is making the wrong decision by not attending next month's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The NBA Hall of Famer called out Owens during an appearance on "NFL Total Access" on Friday."I think Terrell is selfish. He's doing the wrong thing," Barkley said. "Listen, he should have been a first ballot Hall of Famer, but those other guys, Cris Carter, who waited longer ... I mean, listen, once you're in the Hall of Fame, you're in the Hall of Fame. The writers, they're jealous of some of these guys, I understand that, but T.O.

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Terrell Owens , who was selected for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, has declined an invitation to attend the induction ceremony

Last month Owens announced his intention to pass on the induction ceremony to do things his way in typical T.O. fashion. He unveiled plans to host his own Hall of Fame ceremony at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

The 2018 Hall of Fame class will be a strong one that includes Randy Moss, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, Ray Lewis, Robert Brazile, Bobby Beathard, and Jerry Kramer.

Terrell Owens strikes back against Jerry Jones’ Hall of Fame comments .
Terrell Owens calls out Jerry Jones and he claims that Owens is making a mistake by not attending his Hall of Fame induction ceremony."I had one of the great experiences that ever happened to me last year," Jones said Wednesday of his Hall of Fame induction in 2017. "He did not ask my advice. Had he asked my advice or had I been compelled to, I would have shared with him that this is a mistake. For (his) own reasons, but more importantly because the fans should participate. I didn't give him that advice and consequentially you see where he's going, but he is making a mistake. That's his decision. Terrell, as you know, has a mind of his own.

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