Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens expressed no regret about his decision to skip this weekend’s induction ceremonies in Canton.
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Owens, critical of the Hall of Fame voting process after not being selected in 2016 or 2017, has opted to hold his own ceremony at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, his former school, starting at 3:17 p.m. Saturday.
“I understand why I’ve made my decision,” Owens said Friday before treating 32 boys from the Boys to Men youth program to a shopping spree. “I don’t expect everyone to agree with me. But again, obviously the criteria and the system put in place for the Hall of Fame in order for guys like myself to be inducted, there are guidelines that the writers — the sportswriters — are supposed to adhere to.
The Hall of Fame won’t acknowledge Owens individually during Saturday’s ceremonies in Canton.