Terrell Owens spent the weekend in Canton, Ohio, and played in the Hall of Fame game. But the visit doesn’t have Owens thinking about getting a bust in the Hall of Fame himself some day.
In fact, Owens says he doesn’t particularly care if he’s a Hall of Famer.
“If I get in, I get in; if I don’t, I don’t,” Owens said, per USA Today. “It’s not a big deal. I think that the best thing for me is just to really be proud of what I’ve accomplished.”
Owens says that if he’s judged solely by his production on the field, he’s a lock for Canton.
“People they tend to say well, ‘You’re gonna be here one day,’ ” Owens said. “Of course, from a statistics standpoint, then yeah, I’ll be here.”
I’m not so sure that Owens is right about that, though. Cris Carter and Tim Brown both have comparable career statistics to Owens, and the Hall of Fame selection committee voted both Carter and Brown down this year.
The bigger issue, however, is whether Owens’ reputation as a locker room cancer will hurt his chances.
“A lot of people are probably going to bring up reputation, character, things of that nature, and honestly, I could really care less,” Owens said. “I didn’t start start playing this game to get into the Hall of Fame.”