While Cris Carter proudly sports his Hall of Fame jacket, Terrell Owens, who had an unquestionably better career than Carter, sits outside looking in at Canton for a second straight year.
Cris Carter, one of the few Hall of Famers that has sided with the voters on the topic of why Owens hasn’t been voted in yet has prompted a fiery response from Owens.
The WR appeared on WFAN with Mike Francesa, letting his frustration be known on the Hall of Fame snub while Carter is enshrined, someone who has actually broken the law instead of having a bad attitude.
“Even you think about guys that have gone and really tried to attack my character and called me a flawed candidate, a guy like Cris Carter. Trust me, I’m better than Cris Carter,” Owens said. “I’ll tell him that. He knows that I’m not a fan of him. . . .
“Don’t throw stones when you live in a glass house. He wants me to wait because he had to wait. I did more with less. I was better than Cris Carter. So he shouldn’t mention anything about anybody, especially me, about being a flawed candidate when here’s a guy who got released, flunked three drug tests from Philly — cocaine and alcohol addiction — and then there was somewhere down the road he’s telling guys to ask somebody to be a fall guy. (Referring to Carter’s controversial statements where he told incoming NFL players at a rookie symposium to have someone in place to take the blame barring you get in trouble). What kind of character is that? So c’mon man. C’mon.”
“Would it be a nice thing [to be inducted into the Hall of Fame]? Yes,” Owens said. “But I feel at this point, it’s been purely based on personal feelings, emotions that are being involved. … At this point, the Hall of Fame doesn’t mean anything to me.
“I can get a gold jacket made, which I have already done, that means much more to me than something that they can give me because, again, the system is flawed.”
(h/t NBC Sports)