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

18:51  12 july  2018
18:51  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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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.

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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.

Simple Roots And Iconic Moments Define Canton Bound Moss .
Randy Moss is never shy about his roots. The route that led him to NFL stops in Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Tennessee, San Francisco, and now a permanent one in Canton, began in Rand, West Virginia. Moss put the town of just over 1,000 people on the map by shattering NFL records across a 15-year career and making his way to the Hall of Fame, but it’s a two-way street between Moss and his humble hometown. “There are a lot of people back in West Virginia who really need times like this,” said Moss as he addressed the media just under three weeks before his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He went on to talk about his simple upbringing and the people who helped him by adding “I know my life is not all about me. I know me playing football is not all about me.” Moss took all of this in stride, and as a rookie in 1998, was a key part of the greatest teams in NFL history. He had 1,313 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns, helping Vikings break the record for points in a season en route to a 15-1 finish. But they collapsed as heavy Super Bowl favorites, losing 30-27 to the Atlanta Falcons in overtime of the NFC Championship Game. It was the first of many near misses Moss would have in January, as playoff heartbreak unfortunately became stapled to his career. But if how he started his time in purple and gold was memorable, it was nothing compared to how it finished.

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