Much was made of Terrell Owens not getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first time on the ballot this year, but don't count former Indianapolis Colts wideout and 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Marvin Harrison as one who feels sorry for T.O.
Harrison made it clear during a recent radio appearance that he doesn't care if Owens ever gets enshrined in Canton.
Owens admitted in the days after not getting voted in that, despite all-time great numbers, he hadn't expected to get into the Hall of Fame this year. Whether he likes it or not (he doesn't), the 42-year-old understands there is a process with earning a gold jacket.
When Harrison did an interview with the Talk of Fame Network, he was asked what he thought about T.O.'s case. The former Colts star didn't mince words (Warning: Audio contains profanity):
Here's a look at some of Harrison's comments, via Ron Borges of Talk of Fame Network:
The person who was supposed to get in got in. And that was me. If he didn't get in, that's his problem. He can talk all that other bulls--t like he's been doing. That's on him. But I'm in. My jacket is gold. I will look in the rear view for nobody.
So he can get his ass in whenever he gets in...if he gets in. If he doesn't get in, too bad. The hell with him.
Later in the day, Owens took to Twitter to respond:
Shots fired. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/KqcIHbcsAY— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) March 3, 2016
Never said a bad word about him. I don't need a gold jacket to validate what I did. Happy for him. 👍🏾 https://t.co/U6HbP6wKUI— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) March 3, 2016
For those wondering how the two receivers stack up against each other, here's a look at their career numbers:
Harrison: 13 seasons, 1,102 receptions, 14,580 yards, 128 touchdowns.
Owens: 15 seasons, 1,078 receptions, 15,934 yards, 153 touchdowns.
There's no denying Owens has the numbers to get into the Hall of Fame, but his tendency to be outspoken, among other things, has turned off some voters. And apparently Harrison.