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Terrell Owens skipped HOF ceremony because of sportswriters

05 August, 2018, 14:15 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Lakers News: Terrell Owens Thanks Kobe Bryant In 2018 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Speech For Setting Gold Standard

In a past Twitter exchange, Owens was once posed the question who threw him the best ball during his career.

In 2009 Terrell Owens answered why he chose Buffalo in his introductory press conference at One Bills Drive by saying: "It may not be the most ideal place for a lot of people, but ..."

The visitor was none other than former Bears star middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday night in the same stadium.

Owens thanked everyone from his late grandmother and mother to coaches from his high school days in Alexander City, Alabama, through his time at Chattanooga and into the NFL.

"What I wanted to be able to express with my tie is to let these families know that they're not alone", Moss said of his tie during an appearance on NFL Network.

Owens might have thrown tradition out the window when he became the first living Hall of Famer not to attend an induction ceremony in Canton, but the flip side of that is that he gave 3,000 fans a memory that will last a lifetime.


"They say that I am making the wrong decision, but sometimes, got to do what is deemed wrong or the wrong thing for the right reasons". "All y'all West Virginians who want to see this gold jacket meet me at the town center tomorrow at 4:30 [p.m.]".

Near the end of his speech, Owens asked anyone who had ever felt isolated, misunderstood or bullied to stand up. "I'm sorry we didn't bring it home". "Many of you may be wondering why we're here instead of Canton", Owens said. The six-time Pro Bowler compiled 15,934 receiving yards and 153 receiving touchdowns on 1,078 career receptions.

"I loved my time in Buffalo".

"I love you, too, " Owens said.

Fans wore Owens' No. 81 jersey from his stints in Dallas, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Toward the end of his speech, Moss recognized all of the people that he saw on a daily basis throughout his 14-year National Football League career.

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