Terrell Owens has decided not to take the trip to Canton, Ohio to be enshrined into the Hall of fame. Per a release from Owens, he has decided to decline the invitation to attend the induction ceremony. The former Bills, 49ers, Cowboys, Eagles, and Bengals receiver has indicated he will celebrate this momentous occasion elsewhere. That location will be spelled out at a later time.
“While I am incredibly appreciative of this opportunity, I have made the decision to publicly decline my invitation to attend the induction ceremony in Canton,” Owens said. “After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate what will be one of the most memorable days of my life, elsewhere.”
Hall of Fame President David Baker responded by stating, “We are disappointed but will respect Terrell’s decision not to participate in the enshrinement. While unprecedented, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the nearly 5,000 volunteers and the entire community are committed to celebrating the excellence of the Class of 2018 that will kick off the NFL’s 99th season.”
The NFL world was quick to react to this news. It was mostly negative.