BREAKING: Terrell Owens Will Not Attend Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony
Terrell Owens finally got the call to go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he won't be attending the induction ceremony in Canton.
Owens, a six-time NFL Pro Bowl selection and three-time NFL touchdown receiving leader, has announced that he won't be attending his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony this fall.
ESPN 99.1's Jeff Thurn on Thursday (June 7) broke and confirmed the news.
Owens has since released a statement about his reasoning for declining the invitation.
"I am so grateful for all of the support my family, friends, and certainly my fans, have shown me throughout my entire career in the National Football League. When it was announced that I was going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the response received from my fans was overwhelming, and I am truly humbled. I am honored to be included among this group of fellow inducted individuals.
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. I have already shared this information with the Hall. 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. At a later date, I will announce where and when I will celebrate my induction.
I would also like to thank the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals for the time I was granted with each organization. I am thankful for the relationships forged and the lessons learned while part of each team.
I wish to congratulate all past, current and future inductees. It is quite an honor to be part of such elite company. This honor is something that I will cherish forever. "
He played 15 years in the NFL between the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, and Bengals. Owens appeared in 219 NFL games, caught for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns.