Curtis Martin agrees with Hall of Fame vote

February, 5, 2011
2/05/11
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Curtis Martin doesn't seem too broken up over not being a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer.

The New York Jets and New England Patriots running back finished among the top 10 finalists. He didn't make the next cut; the selection committee votes yea or nay on the top five.

Martin released a statement through the Jets about Saturday's selection process:
"I think the voting committee did a great job selecting the 2011 class. If I were a part of the committee I can't say that I would have voted any differently. I'm not being modest at all, but I truly don't feel that there's anyone in this year's class that I should have bested in the voting process.

"Of course, I would have loved to get in this year, but, No. 1, the inductees truly deserved it. No. 2, there's always next year! I thank you all for the recognition and congratulations to this year's inductees!"

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