"I think it diminishes the reputation and the credibility the Hall of Fame is really revered for," Owens says of not being elected for what he believes are "character" reasons.
"What I did was bigger than the Super Bowl for me," Owens said. "I understood the ultimate goal was to win the game and that was definitely heavily on my mind. Coming out of the tunnel for the first time, the media was waiting on me to run around the field to see if I was limping, how I was cutting on the ankle. I wanted everyone to know my faith in God was the No. 1 reason I did what I did."