Terrell Owens did not attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio but his speech was heard all around the world. Owens addressed the Elephant in the Room talking about himself not attending the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and it was intense.
“A lot of people say I may regret not being in Canton 10, 15, 20 years from now,” Owens said during a speech that lasted 40 minutes. “But just like my choice to be here today, I choose not to live in regret. I will leave a legacy that will leave an imprint on this world forever.”
Owens retired No. 2 in NFL history with 15,934 receiving yards and No. 3 with 153 touchdowns, yet he was not a first ballot Hall of Famer.
T.O. said he had to take a stance.
“I wanted to take a stand so the next guy coming after me will not have to go through what I and others have gone through,” Owens said. “Whether it’s three years or 45 years, you should get what you rightfully earned.”