(AUDIO) NFL HOF Committee Member Jarrett Bell Breaks Down the Voting Process

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USA Today writer and NFL Hall of Fame committee member Jarrett Bell joined Booger and Rich to talk about how the selection process is made for Hall of Fame candidates.

Bell said it’s challenging to come up with the same 5 candidates from a room full of people with a different opinion. He said at this point, all of the Hall of Fame finalists are worthy.

Bell said the floor opens up for each candidate. Guys like Ira Kaufman introduce their candidates and that starts the discussion. Bell said some discussions are more heated than others. The 15 will then be voted down to 10. The committee will discuss and vote the 10 down to 7. Then they come up with the 5 new members.

Bell said that he wishes there was more conversation against candidates on why people shouldn’t get in over another. Bell even said he’s been swayed by other people’s arguments.

Bell said that Tony Dungy, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch will have tough competition to get into the Hall of Fame this year.

Bell said when it comes to Charles Haley, he would stand on a table to get him in. He thinks he’s been a victim of not being friendly to the media and he did swing the power in the NFC from the 49ers to the Cowboys.

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