Missing the Hall of Fame's other seven inductees and all the pageantry of Canton was no loss for Davis.
"I will never regret this day", Owens said. You showed me how much I loved the game.
With Lewis being inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night, it is only fitting that his better half on the football field should be joining him in short order. During his speech, Owens didn't waste any time talking about the snub.
"I want to address the elephant in the room". The man played his entire career this way, leading most of us to assume the only predictable part of Owens' personality was that you truly couldn't predict anything. "I'd like to set the record straight". "It's about the mere fact that the sports writers are not in alignment with the mission and core values of the Hall of Fame".
"For whatever reason I think it probably had some reasons tied to Dallas as to why they didn't bring me back", Owens admitted. During the evening, he wore a tie that had the names of several people stitched in.
Owens teared up multiple times during his speech and got extremely emotional while talking about his mom, Marilyn Owens Heard, and his late grandma.
Sherman presented Owens with his gold Hall of Fame jacket, brought to town by a friend who traveled in from Canton.
Near the end of his speech, Owens asked anyone who had ever felt isolated, misunderstood or bullied to stand up. Owens got a loud ovation when he entered the arena and seemed completely comfortable in his surroundings. Such appears to be the case with Kobe Bryant and Terrell Owens.
Owens has made the unprecedented move of deciding not to attend the inductions at the Canton shrine.