Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens wasn’t shy about saying he felt “disrespected” by not getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, and 2016 inductee Marvin Harrison isn’t having any of it.
Appearing on a radio show, Harrison ripped Owens for his comments when asked about the possibility that the two may have canceled each other out from a voting standpoint.
“The person who was supposed to get in got in. And that was me,” Harrison said. “If he didn’t get in, that’s his problem. He can talk all that other <expletive> like he’s been doing. That’s on him. But I’m in. My jacket is gold. I will look in the rear view for nobody. So he can get his ass in whenever he gets in … if he gets in. If he doesn’t get in, too bad. The hell with him.”
Harrison is absolutely right. In a stacked Hall of Fame class that includes Brett Favre, Orlando Pace and Harrison’s former coach Tony Dungy, among others, someone was bound to get left of the ballot. In this case, that man happened to be Owens.
On top of that, Owens is acting like not getting into the Hall of Fame on his first ever ballot is going to taint his legacy. I’m sorry, but a Hall of Famer is a Hall of Famer and given how Owens is second all-time in career receiving yards, he’s still going to be enshrined in Canton at some point.
Moreover, maybe if he hadn’t had a reputation as a diva for most of his career, perhaps he would have gotten in the first time around.
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