Terrell Owens announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will make his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, on Aug. 4th
The former wide receiver had previously announced that he would not attend the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio, scheduled for the same date.
“After giving it much thought, I have realized just how much I want to celebrate what will inevitably be the best weekend of my life at a place that means so much to me,” he said in his statement.
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) July 3, 2018
He will give his speech on campus at McKenzie Arena, scheduled to begin at 3:17 p.m. ET. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton begins at 7 p.m.
“I’m proud to be a Moc, and I’m honored to be able to share this experience with my family, friends, teammates and fans at the place that provided me an opportunity beyond high school and where I truly began to find myself as an athlete. Thank you to everyone who has supported my celebration decision. I look forward to seeing you all in Chattanooga,” he said in the statement, ending with his catchphrase, “Getcha popcorn ready!”
Terrell Owens continues to be polarizing even off the field. Some guys just don’t want to go with the flow in life.
4 when you round it off to CP time. If he says 4, people will show up at 4:17. By saying 3:17 is a classic move used in the black community to start at promptly 4pm. pic.twitter.com/rhDSrFIGJ1
— Coach Culler (@coach_culler) July 3, 2018