Being inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is the greatest achievement for any NFL player. One would think being immortalized as one of the games greatest players in the sport would evoke an appreciative and humbling response.
However, earlier today, Terrell Owens announced that he would not attend his induction.
A statement from Terrell Owens on the Hall of Fame ceremony: “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.”https://t.co/Lqg40gSRcx— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 7, 2018
It didn't take the Hall of Fame long to respond to T.O.'s controversial decision. Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker released a statement, saying that the Hall of Fame is "disappointed" in Owens' decision to not participate in the enshrinement and called his decision "unprecedented" as no Hall of Famer has ever done so before.
Hall of Fame "disappointed" by "unprecedented" decision from Terrell Owens https://t.co/ywaIeOe8Ip— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 7, 2018
The Hall of Fame hopes the news doesn't overshadow the big day for the other Hall of Famers.
As for Owens, he has not said what he will do on the day of his enshrinement. It better be something good, though.