MINNEAPOLIS -- Terrell Owens is an outsider no more.
His status has matched his numbers.
Two years of being snubbed by voters for allegedly being a divisive force in the locker room during a 15-year NFL career gave way to common sense with Owens being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018.
And of course, typical of Owens' style, he got the last laugh and the last snub.
He was in Los Angeles, where he played in his league basketball game, rather than waiting for the call or the knock on the door in his Minneapolis hotel with the rest of the candidates.
But he posted a happy photo on his Instagram account. "CONGRATS to the 2018 HOF CLASS. We're Golden!"
Owens' fellow inductees in the Class of 2018 include receiver Randy Moss, linebacker Ray Lewis, linebacker Brian Urlacher and safety Brian Dawkins, guard Jerry Kramer, linebacker Robert Brazile and general manager Bobby Beathard.
Reached by phone, Owens declined talk about his induction but he texted: "Headed to basketball game. Plus nothing else to say."