Terrell Owens in 2016.

The 2017 class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame was announced on Saturday night, and the players that will be enshrined Aug. 5 in Canton are Kurt Warner, Ladainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Kenny Easley, and Morten Andersen. Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones will also be part of the class.

A name that you do not see up there — for the second consecutive year — is Terrell Owens. And the five-time All-Pro wide receiver was understandably unhappy about the news on Twitter.

First, he announced the news himself, and called it (the Hall of Fame voting) a flawed process:

T.O. then called the HOF “a total joke”, and said that it now doesn’t mean anything to him if he gets into the HOF in the future:

Let’s throw aside his it “doesn’t mean anything to me to get in beyond this point” for right now, as it’s a guy that’s very frustrated in the moment. I’m sure if he does get in, he will appreciate it very much.

And T.O. should be angry, as it’s indeed ridiculous that he isn’t in the HOF yet.

T.O. is second all-time in receiving yards (15,934) and third all-time in touchdown receptions (153). He had double-digit touchdown receptions in eight seasons, and 1,000+ receiving yards in nine seasons. He led the NFL in touchdown receptions three times. He is fifth all-time in total touchdowns scored. His body and skillset also represented a huge change at the wide receiver position and perhaps inspired many of the top young receivers in the game now (as well as front offices to identify this talent, and coaching staffs to use it). We could go on and on with his statistical accomplishments. He straight-up dominated the league for a number of years at the wide receiver position.

Yes, he said a lot of things he shouldn’t have and had a personality that few liked, but I can assure you there are a lot of assholes that have already been rewarded with a spot in Canton.

As you’d guess, Twitter had a lot to say on this topic:

Of course, not everyone on Twitter agreed that T.O. was snubbed:


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