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Hall's call worth the wait for DeLamielleure

Joe DeLamielleure played offensive guard for the Bills and Browns.

Updated: August 2, 2003, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The happy ending was a long time coming for Joe DeLamielleure.

Eighteen years after he retired from the NFL, and 11 years after he was conned out of $240,000 in life savings, the Pro Football Hall of Fame finally came calling for the offensive lineman.

On Sunday, he'll be inducted in Canton, Ohio, in a draft class that includes Marcus Allen and Hank Stram. DeLamielleure insists no one will enjoy the moment more than he will.

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