Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens continues to seek attention as he will not attend the Hall of Fame ceremony.
The Cincinnati Bengals have one player that has represented the team in the Hall of Fame for many years, and that is Anthony Munoz. The left tackle spent 13 seasons in Cincinnati and became one of the best left tackles to play the game. As a Hall of Fame member, he has spoken out about Terrell Owens decision to not attend the Hall of Fame ceremony this year.
“He’s missing a lot,” Munoz told Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “To be able to be around these great men and be able to see the shoulders that we stood on and made the game what it is today is one of life’s greatest experiences.”
After complaining every year about not making into the Hall of Fame and then he finally does and he doesn’t want to attend the ceremony, this is just another way Owens is seeking the attention of the media. During his career, Owens was continually trying to draw the spotlight toward himself. When he played for the Philadelphia Eagles, he celebrated a score by standing on the Star in the middle of the Dallas Cowboys field.
He also called out his quarterback Donovan McNabb following the Super Bowl loss. Owens has always been about himself and not the overall team. Even his one year in Cincinnati, Owens became a problem on the offense. He could be leading the league in receptions and still complain and yell at his quarterback for not getting him the ball enough.
Complimenting Chad Johnson in the Bengals offense was hopeful to bring a dominant offense. Instead, Owens was a consistent personality issue that ended with the Bengals entering a small rebuild with A.J. Green and Andy Dalton being drafted. Owens retired, and Johnson left to play a single season with the New England Patriots after that. Neither reached 1,000 yards in 2010 as they were both fighting over who should get the ball.
After complaining about not being a first ballot Hall of Famer and then coming up short the past three years, he finally gets in and doesn’t want to attend. Him refusing to participate is just a backlash at voters who didn’t vote him in during the previous years. Regardless, it’s another way for Owens to put the spotlight on himself and have the last word because he thinks that he got cheated somehow.
Owens will go down as one of the best receivers to play the game. He will also go down as one of the biggest personalities as well. When it came to football, Owens dominated on the field, but continually running his mouth and throwing teammates under the bus even, I’m a bit tired of hearing about him.