Saturday, February 5, 2011
Curtis Martin agrees with Hall of Fame vote
By Tim Graham
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!"