Terrell Owens on skipping HOF ceremony: ‘My stage was bigger than Canton’s stage’

For the first time since he skipped Saturday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, retired NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens is talking about said decision.

Owens ultimately gave his acceptance speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga — lobbing shade in the direction of the media in the process.

Now, in talking about why he skipped the grand ceremony in Ohio, Owens had this to say.

“My stage (in Tenn) was bigger than Canton’s stage,” Owens opined on the Herd w/Colin Cowherd. “I wasn’t going to put on a phony face.”

Well, that’s certainly one way to put it. Though, not a single objective mind will conclude that his stage in Chattanooga was bigger than the one the likes of Ray Lewis and Co. spoke from Saturday evening in Canton.

Either way, Owens did his own thing at a time when it was all about celebrating his personal accomplishments. It’s now time to move past this entire drama. That still won’t stop Owens from continuing to be petty.