The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday when and where 2018 inductees will receive their “Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence.” Terrell Owens will receive his on Thursday, November 1st, when the San Francisco 49ers host the Oakland Raiders. TO confirmed to Matt Maiocco that he will be at Levi’s Stadium for the ceremony.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver skipped the August induction ceremony in Canton as a way of protesting how the Hall voters keep out certain players longer than others. Owens held his own ceremony at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, his alma mater. He gave a length speech, thanking plenty of people while also making clear why he was skipping the formal ceremony in Canton.
Although players technically are not inducted in the Hall with a certain team, TO had said he would not go in as a 49er. He has spoken about his issues with Steve Mariucci and the organization as a whole, but he has also been present for notable events. For example, he was on hand for the final game at Candlestick Park. He has expressed his love for 49ers fans while making clear his issues were with others.
It seems that for the time being, enough fences have been mended that he is comfortable being on hand for this event. It should make for a fun evening!