Cris Carter trolls Terrell Owens for refusing to attend his own HOF induction ceremony

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Back in February, it was announced that legendary wide receiver Terrell Owens would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2018 class. 

Since retiring in 2012, there has been a fair bit of controversy around why he's been snubbed for the honour over the last six years. 

That's because there's no doubt that Owens was one of the best offensive players of his generation. 

HUGE ACHIEVEMENTS 

He spent 16 years in the NFL - and had a number of highlights and achievements to boast.

Owens went to the Pro Bowl six times and was the league's receiving touchdowns leader on three separate occasions.   

On top of that, he was named in the NFL's All-Decade Second Team - composed of the best players from 2000 - 2009. 

SNUBBING THE HOF

So it's about time really, that Owens was inducted into the HoF, based on what he achieved during his career on the field.

Unfortunately, what he did off the field may explain why the NFL took so long to vote him into the HoF. 

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Owens was a controversial figure throughout his career - and apparently, he still wants to cause a bit more trouble - and has declined the invitation to his own induction ceremony.

He explained his reason for doing so in a statement, which you can read below. 

A HISTORICAL REJECTION

310 members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame so far - and every single one of them has accepted the invitation - making Owens the first person in history to decline.

He was never one for following the crowd - and this decision makes it clear that TO is still going to do things his own way. 

Unsurprisingly, there's been a fair amount of backlash following his statement. 

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TROLLED BY A FELLOW HALL OF FAMER 

One man that's not holding back in his response to Owens decision, is fellow Hall of Famer Cris Carter. 

The former wide receiver was voted in himself in 2013 - and says that TO's decision makes him even more excited to attend the PFHOF weekend than he already was.  

That's pretty harsh, but it's an opinion shared by many others, including former players and those in the media, too. 

Do you agree with the decision that Terrell Owens has made? Or do you think that he should have graciously accepted the invitation into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Have YOUR say in the comments below. 

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