NEW YORK — The 46-member Hall of Fame selection committee met for a record 8 hours and 59 minutes on Saturday, according to longtime voter Peter King of si.com. The longest debate, 46 minutes, involved former Bucs coach Tony Dungy, he said.
Then came the voting. The first took the finalists from 15 to 10. Those eliminated, according to profootballtalk.com:
Morten Andersen, Tim Brown, Eddie DeBartolo, former Bucs safety John Lynch and Dungy.
The second vote took the finalists from 10 down to five. Those eliminated, according to profootballtalk.com:
Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Marvin Harrison and Will Shields.
The vote totals, as well as those for the players who were elected, weren't disclosed.