Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens has always been a different cat. When he announced he’d give his Hall of Fame Speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, everyone knew his induction speech would be different.
Sure enough, Owens didn’t hold back during his speech. Speaking in front of a packed stadium, the 44-year-old went after the sportswriters who he blames for everything that took place.
“Many of you are probably wondering why we’re here instead of Canton,” Owens said, via CBS Sports. “I’d like to set the record straight. It’s about the mere fact that the sportswriters aren’t aligned with the mission and the core values of the Hall of Fame.”
Needless to say, Owens still holds a grudge against the sports media who determined his fate on the Hall of Fame ballot. Kept out of Canton for the first two years of his eligibility, one of the game’s best ever receivers finally made it in this time around.
Owens certainly had his fair share of experiences with sportswriters over the years. Across 16 seasons, Owens played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.
Now after years of waiting, Owens finally got to achieve the moment he dreamed of. He certainly wasn’t going to waste it and wanted to make sure those he feels wronged him in the past would not be forgotten in his speech.