“Don’t throw stones when you live in a glass house,” Owens said recently on WFAN with Mike Francesa (via CBS New York). “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, of course, was referring to advice Carter gave to NFL rookies in 2014 when he urged them to keep a “fall guy” around to take the blame should they be implicated in any sort of untoward or even criminal behavior. (Carter, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, apologized for his remarks on live television the following year.)
Owens took similar jabs at Carter last February when he said Carter “begged his way into the Hall of Fame.”
Statistically speaking, Owens deserves a spot. The 43-year-old former wide receiver ranks eighth all-time in receptions with 1,078, second in receiving yards with 15,934 and third in receiving touchdowns with 153. The 51-year-old Carter meanwhile, ranks fifth all-time in receptions with 1,101, 13th in receiving yards with 13,899 and fourth in receiving touchdowns with 130.