Terrell Owens has decided not to attend his own Hall of Fame induction ceremony in classic T.O. fashion.
His decision to instead hold his own induction ceremony at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has received a lot of backlash from NFL personalities across the league. Fellow Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin has joined the list of people to comment publicly on the matter.
Michael Irvin on the Hall of Fame's decision not to acknowledge Terrell Owens: "We can't spend this moment for all these other guys talking about the guy that is not here" https://t.co/MIgFJERdTg— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 15, 2018
The NFL announced recently that they will go out of their way to have zero mention of Owens at the ceremony, and Irvin is definitely a fan. "We can't spend this moment... talking about the guy that is not here," Irvin commented.
And he is right. Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, and Bobby Beathard have all made significant contributions to the NFL both on and off the field, and should not have their moment tainted by the immaturity of Owens.
This could have been an incredible experience for all of those players, and while the T.O. circus risked taking away from that, the NFL and Irvin are right to support their most recent stance on the matter.