T.O. Takes Aim at Cris Carter: ‘I Was a Better WR Than Him, He Flunked 3 Drug Tests & Did Cocaine’
You’d be hard-pressed to find any current Hall of Famers that don’t want former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens forever enshrined at Canton. One that has been very outspoken about Owens is current Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter, and his comments have received a pointed response from Owens.
Appearing on WFAN with Mike Francesa, Owens vented his frustration towards Cris Carter and his comments about him not getting in the Hall of Fame.
“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. What kind of character is that? So c’mon man. C’mon.”
Owens is referring to the infamous video at the rookie Symposium when Carter told incoming players to have a fall guy to take charges, just in case they get in trouble. These comments came well after he was already enshrined in Canton.
“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.”