Terrell Owens says his locker room issues shouldn't keep him out of the Pro Football Hall Of Fame ... 'cause there are guys in Canton who've done FAR worse ... including DUIs and domestic violence.
T.O. is a nominee for the Hall this year ... and while his numbers are definitely worthy ... some say his reputation might keep him from being first ballot.
We got Owens at LAX when asked about possible enshrinement ... T.O. sounded off ... saying he gets all the criticism of his antics ... but he's far from the most villainous guy to get a gold jacket.
Bonus shade ... T.O. also claps back at Michael Irvin for saying Owens should give up on his dream to get back in the NFL.