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Terrell Owens gives emotional speech at alma mater during Hall of Fame weekend – Sports & Soldiertalk
Vaugh McClure, ESPN Staff Writer CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens delivered an emotional, 40-minute speech at his former college, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, during which he reiterated why he skipped this weekend’s Hall of Fame ceremonies and acknowledged Jerry Rice, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as athletic inspirations. The 44-year-old Owens, elected to the Hall of Fame on his third attempt, again criticized what he called a “flawed” voting process. “There’s been a lot of speculation and false reports as to why I chose not to be there,” Owens said of the Canton, Ohio-based Hall. “I