Off the Record (OTR)

T.O. won’t attend Hall of Fame ceremony?

Terrell Owens obviously isn’t thrilled that he didn’t get voted into the Hall of Fame in his first two chances. I’d probably be pissed too if I had his accomplishments and still got passed over.

Now, in an interview with Mike Francesa from WFAN in New York, he says that when he does get enshrined, he won’t attend the ceremony.

“God has something better in store, bigger and better than the Hall of Fame,” Owens said. “If I get in great, if I don’t, OK. The first two years, OK, cool, it would have been an honor. But after this year, when they keep moving the sticks in order for me not to get in, I’ve lost respect for the process.”

“Harry Carson got upset and got to a point where he said, ‘I don’t care,’” Francesa said. “‘If they vote me in now I’m not going.’ When he got in he went. You’ll do the same thing. When they vote you in, you’ll go because you’ll be happy that you got in, and you will get in.”

“I’m not Harry Carson,” Owens replied, “and I’m sure if you’ve done your research, everybody will tell you. And you just alluded to it earlier. I’m a different guy.”

“Yeah, but you’ll go when you get in. You will. You’ll be happy.”

“I’m a different guy,” Owens said. “I’m a special guy.”

“So what are you saying now? You’re saying now you wouldn’t go if you get in now?”

“I’m a committed guy. When I put my mind to something, I succeed.”

“So what are you saying?”

“I’m saying, if I get in, I get in. If I don’t, it’s not a big deal.”

“But if you get in, you’ll go right? You’ll still acknowledge it and accept it, right?”

“Don’t interpret anything. I’ve already given you my answer.”

T.O. totally seems like the type of person to not go to the ceremony if he set his mind to it. I would tend to believe what he says. He’s very stubborn and I think he would like the attention that went with not attending. We’ll see.

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